Coronavirus – latest Guidance

North Yorkshire issues further advice on Care Home visits 31st October 2020

Oct 31, 2020

North Yorkshire’s public health and social care leaders have urgently issued further advice and clarification about visits taking place to people who live in residential and nursing homes across the county from tomorrow, in the light of an imminent announcement about a likely new national lockdown. Richard Webb, North Yorkshire County Council’s Director of Health…

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An open letter to Matt Hancock over social care’s virus crisis – Mike Padgham

Apr 24, 2020

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/open-letter-matt-hancock-over-social-cares-virus-crisis-mike-padgham-2541979 MIKE Padgham, chair of the Scarborough-based Independent Care Group, today writes this open letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancock. Dear Secretary of State, I WRITE on behalf of all social care providers and workers, not just here in Yorkshire but across the country, who are on the front line in the fight against coronavirus…

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Coronavirus: Access to PPE ‘not working’ warns Independent Care Group chairman

Apr 24, 2020

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-access-ppe-not-working-warns-independent-care-group-chairman-2542401 The chairman of an Independent Care group in Yorkshire says a government promise to provide adequate protection equipment to guard them against coronavirus “is not working”. Mike Padgham, the chairman for the Independent Care group for York and North Yorkshire has told The Yorkshire Post the Government have been “caught out” and the promise…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes

Apr 7, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes  How to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak. This guidance is for care homes, local health protection teams, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and registered providers of accommodation for people who need personal or nursing care. It sets out how…

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