15th Sep 2021
DBS UPDATE FOR 20/09/2021
Monday 20th September you will be unable to pay for and have DBS applications processed.
9th Sep 2021
Consultation launched on protecting patients by mandating vaccination for frontline health and social care staff
New Consultation launched
9th Sep 2021
The Social Care Top 30!
Amazing news Nadra Ahmed OBE has made The Social Care Top 30!
7th Sep 2021
#RememberSocialCare: social care bodies join forces to launch Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection
Social care bodies across England have joined together to launch Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection, to honour the work of the adult social care workforce during the pandemic, and those we sadly lost.
6th Sep 2021
ACAS - Getting the Covid 19 Vaccine For Work
The NHS is offering the Covid 19 Vaccine to people in order of who is most at risk from the virus
13th September 2018
Extension of NHS seasonal influenza vaccination to care workers
To receive their seasonal flu vaccination care staff will need to go to their own GP practice or any pharmacy with proof of employment.
Arrangements have been put in place for the 2018/19 influenza vaccination scheme for eligible health and social care and hospice staff to be offered by GP practices and community pharmacy as part of the seasonal flu programme.
This scheme is intended to complement, not replace, any established occupational health schemes that employers have in place to offer the flu vaccination to their workforce. We would urge employers to continue their efforts to protect their staff and most vulnerable patients/clients by encouraging frontline social care staff to be immunised. They can do this by accessing local schemes that are already in place or, if they are eligible as they are in one of the at-risk groups or other groups identified in the annual flu letter, by going to their own GP practice or any pharmacy.
The extension to the seasonal influenza vaccine will be available to:
- Health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza. Vulnerable means those patients/clients in a clinical risk group for flu or who are aged 65 years and over.
- Health and care staff, employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza. Vulnerable means those patients/clients in a clinical risk group for flu or who are aged 65 years and over.