Tag: care homes

Having a confident COVID-19 conversation

9th March 2022

Whether to get a COVID-19 vaccination is an important decision. This is because although there is strong scientific evidence that being fully vaccinated is in the best interests of most people many still have heartfelt and genuine concerns that they need to explore properly before they can feel confident about getting vaccinated. This page is […]

Other support available

13th May 2019

This page contains links to information and resources from other organisations supporting care homes and the workforce. NICE The National Institute for Health and Social Care provides guidance, advice, quality standards and information services for health, public health and social care. A series of ‘quick guides’ have been developed for care home managers and staff […]

Pressure ulcers

13th May 2019

This page contains useful information and resources to support care homes with managing and reducing pressure ulcers. The React to Red Skin team have kindly shared their educational resources about the dangers of pressure ulcers and the simple steps that can be taken to avoid them. For more information visit their website. Within these pages […]

Hydration and nutrition

13th May 2019

This page contains useful information and resources to support hydration and nutrition in care homes. The Malnutrition Task Force (MTF) The Malnutrition Task Force (MTF) is committed to working across the community and care settings to tackle avoidable and preventable malnutrition and dehydration in older people. For more information visit their dedicated space on Age […]

Falls prevention

13th May 2019

Early intervention is vital in order to help reduce falls. This page contains useful information and resources to support falls prevention in care homes. Training materials The training materials available to download here are courtesy of Greenwich CCG developed for care homes as part of the Greenwich Falls in Care Homes Elimination Strategy (GreenFInCHES) project. […]

NHSmail

13th May 2019

NHSmail gives staff in care homes the ability to securely share residents’ data and queries with doctors, nurses and GPs in the NHS. You can support us by encouraging care homes to join NHSmail. Healthy London Partnership has been working closely with the NHSmail team and NHS Digital to roll out NHSmail to a group […]

Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

13th May 2019

We have been supporting care homes to complete the first steps required to achieve entry level of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). By completing the toolkit care homes are able to demonstrate they are aware of; data protection policies, their responsibilities for recording accurate data – whilst keeping it safe and secure, and […]

Seasonal readiness

27th June 2016

How we’re supporting care home teams Our focus is to raise awareness of the support available to care homes via care home networks across London and locally. Within these pages you will find a list of resources we have developed for STPs and CCGs to share with care homes to help them during winter and […]

Resources, case studies & further info

27th June 2016

London Care Home Resource Pack This pack has been developed to provide clear guidance for London Care Homes aligned with NHS 111 Star lines and London Covid-19 Resource Pack for Primary Care, ensuring that national guidance and good practice can be embedded locally by care providers. The London Care Home Resource Pack is updated fortnightly. […]

Enhanced health in care homes

26th June 2016

On this page you’ll find resources and information to support care homes and commissioners to improve the quality of health in care homes and patient flows across London. Enabling people to live in their own home as long as possible is a key ambition for health and social care. For some people, a residential care […]