18th Dec 2017
Annual Care Reception - House of Commons
The event in pictures (13th December 2017)
5th Dec 2017
Competition and Markets Authority's report on the Care Home Sector
National Care Association welcomes the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) report on the Care Home Sector released last week, along with the Which Report, which looked at the implications of the CMA report.
31st Oct 2017
Changes to how CQC regulate adult social care services
Important information from CQC
31st Oct 2017
EEA Workers in the UK Labour Market
NCA Response to the Migration Advisory Committee
19th Oct 2017
Care workers are now able to access the flu vaccine free of charge
We have been working with other colleagues on this matter and have just had the confirmation below from the Department of Health which is a great breakthrough
6th July 2017
Information Governance for Social Care Providers Project
National Care Association together with colleagues from the Registered Nursing Homes Association have been working to prepare guidance for residential and nursing providers to meet the revised requirements for Information Governance we all have to evidence now to CQC and to our commissioners.
Here is an update on how the Information Governance for Social Care Providers Project is going.
As you may be aware, the project has suffered some delays due to the unexpected general election but we are now powering on!
Where are we now:
- NHS Digital have now formally announced that the IG Toolkit version 14.1 will be released on 5th July 2017. [See attached document]
- We have guidance available for Care Providers to take them through this new version of the Toolkit, however, we are planning on a soft launch of this material for those who are keen to do the Toolkit this year – mainly the Vanguards.
- As you may know, the Toolkit is being repurposed for the 2018/2019 financial year. The beta version is due to be launched this Autumn prior to a formal roll out in April next year. We are very involved in this process and trying to ensure that the final version (the name will probably change) is fit for purpose and proportional for the sector. It is our hope that our guidance will sit alongside this Toolkit to provide advice to social care providers.
- Now that a Government has been formed, we hope for the formal response to Caldicott 3 to be published soon.
If there are any questions please let us know
Mandy Thorn MBE
Vice Chair, National Care Association