COVID-19 resources

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COVID-19: Integration between health and care (Podcast)

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Paul Burstow, Chair at SCIE, is joined in conversation by Sally Warren, Director of Policy at the King's Fund.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

Covid-19: interim guidance on the extended use of face masks and face coverings in hospitals, primary care, wider community care and adult care homes

Scottish Government

Guidance on the extended use of face masks and face coverings by staff within acute hospitals (including mental health, maternity, neonatal and paediatrics), community hospitals, primary care (GP practices, dentists, opticians and pharmacies) and wider community care (including adult social or community care and adult residential settings, care home settings and domiciliary care). The guidance also contains advice for visitors to care homes and hospitals, including those attending for an appointment.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020

Covid-19: lessons learned review

North West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

Findings from a ‘lessons learned’ review across the 23 north west local authorities, exploring the health and care system response to Covid-19 and the implications for the future direction of social care in the region. The purpose of the review was not merely to recount what happened during the first phase of the pandemic, but also to understand why it happened and, fundamentally, the application of such lessons for the health and social care system in the future. Over a period of 5 months, the research team conducted167 individual and group interviews across a range of stakeholders; undertook focused engagement with Wigan and Lancashire to help develop a whole system picture of the response to the pandemic; and completed a desktop review of over 50 recent publications relating to the impact of the pandemic on the health and social care system. Based on the analysis of the extensive engagement and review of pertinent literature, ‘top ten’ lessons learned have been identified. The ten lessons were: for integration to succeed, systems need a common sense of purpose which extends beyond Covid-19; strong, decisive leadership and moral courage inspires change; the market is responsive and resilient when given the right environment; old ways won’t open new doors; people powered change – the power of communities to deliver solutions; demand and the concept of personalisation is fragile; steer little and often – the value of data and intelligence in shaping operational and strategic approaches; the public needs a better understanding of social care; social care workers are people too; infection prevention and control is for life, not just for Covid.

Last updated on hub: 22 December 2020

COVID-19: Local examples of care technology approaches

Local Government Association

See examples of local care technology approaches being taken by councils to support the adult social care COVID-19 response. Includes: Essex, Kent and Suffolk county councils approach to providing virtual care.

Last updated on hub: 09 June 2020

COVID-19: management of exposed staff and patients in health and social care settings

Public Health England

Guidance on the management of staff and patients who have been exposed to COVID-19. It covers staff exposures to COVID-19, staff return to work criteria, and patient exposures to COVID-19. It is accompanied by flow charts describing return to work of staff following a SARS-CoV-2 test. The guidance has been written primarily for an English health professional audience. [Published 2/04/2020. Last updated 22/05/2020].

Last updated on hub: 19 May 2020

COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

Public Health England

Advice on the management of staff and patients or residents in health and social care settings according to exposures, symptoms and test results relating to COVID-19 . It includes: advice on staff with symptoms of COVID-19, staff return to work criteria, patient exposures in hospital, and resident exposures in care settings. Updates include flowcharts with information on self isolation for staff identified as contacts via the test and trace system; and additional guidance on clinical symptoms.. The guidance was written primarily for an English health professional audience. [Published 04/04/2929. Last updated 14 December 2020].

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients or residents in health and social settings

Public Health England

Guidance providing advice on the management of staff, patients or residents in health and social care settings according to their exposure, symptoms and test results for COVID-19. It includes information on: what to do if staff develop symptoms of COVID-19; staff return to work criteria; patient exposures in hospital; and resident who have been exposed to COVID-19 in care settings. The guidance has been updated to include: information on the test and trace service; and information on the risk assessment for staff in the event of personal protective equipment (PPE) breaches. [Published 4 April 2020. Last updated 28 September 2020]

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes

British Geriatrics Society

Good practice guidance developed to help care home staff, and NHS staff who work with them, to support care home residents through the coronavirus pandemic. Sections cover: identifying residents who may have COVID-19 and how to respond; isolating residents; advance care planning; decisions about escalation of care to hospital; and supporting care home residents and staff.[First published: 30 March 2020; Last updated: 02 June 2020, version 3].

Last updated on hub: 26 March 2020

COVID-19: meeting the psychological needs of people with learning/intellectual disabilities, and their families and staff

British Psychological Society

Guidance to support health and social care professionals to meet the psychological needs of people with learning and intellectual disabilities, their families and carers. It explores the different psychological factors that may influence and impact the wellbeing of people with learning or intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis and highlights where psychologists can offer support and signposts professionals to helpful resources. Specifically, the guidance considers: the protective factors, the precipitating and maintaining factors, the psychological interventions/actions that may be available, and what may be important during the recovery/transformation phase.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report

Public Health England

This report presents close to real time intelligence on the mental health and wellbeing of the population in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. It compiles routinely updated indicators from multiple sources and summarises important recent findings from a pre-defined set of studies. It aims to inform policy, planning and commissioning in health and social care and is designed to assist stakeholders at both national and local level. The report includes 7 chapters: chapter 1 introduces the overall report; chapter 2 summarises important findings so far; chapter 3 triangulates different sources of intelligence to provide robust findings for anxiety, depression, loneliness and life satisfaction; chapter 4 presents weekly data on a range of mental health and wellbeing measures from the COVID-19 Social Study, ONS and YouGov; chapter 5 presents plain English abstracts of recent analysis from relevant research; chapter 6 presents service use data and commentary from a range of remote mental health and wellbeing service providers; and chapter 7 is dedicated to the experiences of children and young people. Chapters 2 to 7 will be updated regularly and will draw upon new intelligence that has become available.

Last updated on hub: 15 September 2020