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Readying the NHS and adult social care in England for COVID-19

National Audit Office

This report sets out the evidence around government’s progress in preparing the NHS and social care for the COVID-19 outbreak. The report examines the facts relating to the coordination of the NHS and social care response; the change in demand for hospital care and the impact of increased bed and respiratory support capacity; the provision of adult social care and shielding for the most vulnerable; and expanding, equipping and supporting the health and adult social care workforces. Key findings include: there is concerns in parts of the social care sector that local authorities have not increased fee rates paid to care providers; while reported outbreaks of COVID-19 in care homes peaked at the start of April, it is not known how many residents have had COVID-19 or how many of those discharged from hospitals into care homes had COVID-19 at the time of discharge; about half of the 2.2 million people classed as clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 have registered for support; on average, reported staff absence rates in care homes were around 10 per cent between mid-April and mid-May; from 28 April, all social care workers were eligible for tests, but the Department capped the daily amount of care home tests at 30,000; the central stockpile of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was designed for a flu pandemic and a range of bodies across health and social care have expressed concern about PPE supply; the supply of PPE from central sources up to mid-May only met some of the modelled requirement from health and social care providers.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

Rights and regulation post COVID-19

LaingBuisson

LaingBuisson in partnership with Bevan Brittan held a conversation about how we move to the next stage what rights do residents, employees, directors and companies have? This webinar looked at how we should handle the next potential wave of COVID-19 and what role Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the regulators should play. You can download the slide deck that goes with the webinar here: https://www.laingbuissonevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Coronavirus-Rights-and-Regulation-Webinar_FINAL.pdf [Webinar recorded 11 June 2020].

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

COVID-19: Can there be a new social contract? With Alex Fox and Sarah Pickup

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Join Alex Fox, CEO of Shared Lives Plus - and Sarah Pickup, Deputy CEO at the Local Government Association.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

COVID-19: In conversation with Andrew Dilnot

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE Chair Paul Burstow is joined in conversation by Andrew Dilnot from the Dilnot Commission; and currently Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

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: In conversation with Fran Leddra

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This podcast features SCIE’s Chief Executive Kathryn Smith in conversation with Fran Leddra, Joint Chief Social Worker for Adults.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

COVID-19: Can there be a new social contract? With Ade Adetosoye (Podcast)

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE's Chair, Paul Burstow, is in conversation with Ade Adetosoye, Chief Executive of Bromley Council.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

Q&A: COVID-19, dementia and care homes

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Alistair Burns and Rachel Thompson answer your questions about COVID-19, dementia and care homes.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

COVID-19 epidemic peer support and crisis intervention via social media

Community Mental Health Journal

This article describes a peer support project developed and carried out by a group of experienced mental health professionals, organized to offer peer psychological support from overseas to healthcare professionals on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. This pandemic extremely challenged the existing health care systems and caused severe mental distress to frontline healthcare workers. The authors describe the infrastructure of the team and a novel model of peer support and crisis intervention that utilized a popular social media application on smartphone. Such a model for intervention that can be used elsewhere in the face of current global pandemic, or future disaster response.

Last updated on hub: 14 June 2020

Community practice, social action, and the politics of pandemics

Journal of Community Practice

Editorial published in the Journal of Community Practice. Discusses the implications of the stay at home order during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic mainly from a United States perspective. Suggests that flailing global, national and local economies in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic have fueled recent protests against stay at home orders in Global North countries, like the United States, where these gaps are more pronounced and growing numbers of the citizenry feel disenfranchised and disconnected from the professional class and the larger society. Also suggests that in the United States and elsewhere, we are confronting a world shaped not only by the politics of pandemics but also by the politics of pandemonium. Addresses three key questions: Where is social work, community practice and social action in the midst of all of this? How engaged and prepared is the profession to respond to this charge of promoting systemic change? And, where do we go from here?

Last updated on hub: 14 June 2020