ICG Weekly Update – 23/02/24

 

NYC FEE NEGOTIATIONS

ICG has been continuing negotiations with North Yorkshire Council regarding inflationary uplift for next years fees. We believe that there is some improvement on the previous offer which the vast majority of survey respondents rejected. Whilst at the time of writing we have not received any written detail to share with members, as soon as the offer comes through, we will create a single item bulletin as a priority for members to review. We do have an agreement to review the formula for fee calculations during 2024/5 which we hope will help reflect the true costs providers are facing on a daily basis. Look out for that project in the coming months.

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DEMENTIA NETWORK FOR NORTH YORKSHIRE LAUNCHES SOON

The new Dementia Network for North Yorkshire is to be launched in the next few weeks. Donna Brady-Welburn, a specialist in dementia training and our associate, will be taking a key role in the design and delivery of the new Dementia Network, aimed at improving the quality of care for people with dementia. Managed on behalf of North Yorkshire Council by ICG, the network will be of interest to those staff who feel they need to know more about dementia care at all levels, those organisations who would like to extend their service delivery into dementia care or perhaps improve their service offer for dementia care. The network will also be of interest to people who are considering a career in care and can join the network for some free training, meet care staff with real experience and network with employers who have vacancies. For more information contact:

donnabrady-welburn@independentcaregroup.co.uk

 

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WHO CARES?

ICG has written to all the main political parties to ask them to put social care into their manifesto pledges. Some local MPs and elected members of local councils are also interested in discussing the issues for social care. ICG has already started the discussion (see our current ‘Making Care Matter’ magazine article) and has offered to host a social care hustings for candidates once the election date has been announced. Watch this space for updates.

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CITY OF YORK GRANT FUNDING

ICG continues to lobby for reinstatement of grant funding from City of York Council. We may already know the outcome from the council meeting this evening (22nd). We will continue to lobby for the support because it helps create a stronger relationship with the council and helps keep membership fees lower for our members. If members have any questions they’d like us to put to local MPs and Council Elected Members, please email us at memberservices@independentcaregroup.co.uk

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CARE WORKERS CHARITY TO RECEIVE A CHEQUE FROM ICG

Thanks to the generosity of ICG members, we are meeting with the CEO of The Care Workers Charity to hand over a cheque for £1000 raised by ICG, members and Affinity Partners. The meeting and cheque handover will take place on the 15th March.

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NYC MARKET POSITIONING STATEMENT

ONLINE LISTENING EXERCISE

North Yorkshire Council are working towards publishing the Market Position Statement in April and are holding an online listening exercise with some providers to get some feedback around what they would like from our Market Position Statement. The dates are as follows:

Mon 18th March 11.00am-12noon

Tues 19th March 1.00pm-2.00pm

If you are interested in taking part, look out for booking information to be emailed toy you shortly.

 

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OVERDUE MEMBERSHIP FEES – A FINAL APPEAL

We are making a final appeal to any members who have not paid their fees this year. Any outstanding fees will attract additional administrative costs associated with recovery of the fees. If you are one of those organisations, please contact johnpattinson@independentcaregroup.co.uk as a matter of urgency to avoid additional costs.

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WHAT IMPACT WILL AI HAVE ON THE ADULT CARE SECTOR?

Well, we’ve got a seminar announcement to share. At the Future of Care Leaders Conference London 2024, they’ve ensured that the program addresses today’s industry challenges head-on, while also anticipating future impacts. Keep reading to delve into how we’re supporting you with the application of AI, so you don’t get left behind.

As the sector continues to evolve it is important to keep updated on the latest technologies and how they will impact your business. But, how can you do this? Join Chris Papadolous, Principal Lecturer in Public Health, University of Bedfordshire, to dive into the future of AI in care.

What can you explore in Chris’ session?

  • Why should care providers be concerned with AI in light of all other challenges?
  • Can AI cut costs and free up staff time?
  • What are the risks and impact of using AI in adult social care?

If you’d like to attend Chris’ session, click here to find out more about the session.

Book your ‘Early Bird’ ticket here: Book your ticket here

 

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Skills for Health have been working hard to improve their LearnSpace offering and are pleased to introduce two new additions – LearnSpace Core and LearnSpace Pro!

Each new option enables you to effortlessly track, manage, and evidence compliance, monitor progress, and streamline training.

 

For more information, visit: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/products/learnspace/

 

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CRAVEN MEMBERS UPDATE

North Yorkshire Council: Have your say on proposed changes to home to school transport

Parents, carers, pupils and schools are being urged to share their views on the future of school travel in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Council has launched a consultation on the home to school travel policy, which costs the authority £42 million this current financial year. The consultation runs until April 12. Find out more, including details and dates for face-to-face events and a link to the consultation survey, on the North Yorkshire Council website.

Dr Sohail Abbas appointed Honorary Professor by University of Bradford

Congratulations to Dr Sohail Abbas, Director of Population Health and Inequalities at Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership and Deputy Medical Director at NHS West Yorkshire ICB, who has been appointed as an Honorary Professor by the University of Bradford. Sohail will take on the role for three years until January 2027. Read more…

 

Organ transplant AI app shortlisted for major NHS award

A revolutionary method of assessing transplant organs developed at the University of Bradford has been named as a finalist for a major NHS award. OrQA – Organ Quality Assessment – will employ artificial intelligence-based facial recognition technology to ‘score’ potential transplant organs, saving money, time and potentially lives. It was named as a finalist in the Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase, the winners of which will be announced March 13. Read more…

 

NEW BLOG: Don’t join the NHS – why would you want to go there?

Please read our latest blog by Ali Jan Haider, Chair of NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board Race Equality Network and Director of integrated health and care for Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership. In this blog Ali Jan talks about his work around race equality and diversity and the importance of continuing to tackle racism head on. “We must guard against going in reverse.” You can read it on the partnership website

 

‘Can You See Me’ podcast – new episode out now

In the latest episode of the ‘Can You See Me?’ podcast, Fatima Khan-Shah, West Yorkshire Inclusivity Champion, is joined by two regional communications leads to discuss ‘the power of language: is the term “BAME” hurting ethnic minorities?’ The ‘Can You See Me?’ podcast series was created to give voice to the diverse talent working to improve health and care for people in West Yorkshire, and is produced and presented by members of the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’s Strategic Race Equality Network and colleagues from the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.

 

Make your vote count: Staying Put nominated for a Smiley Charity Film Award

Staying Put are delighted to announce they are the finalists in the Smiley Charity Film Awards. Staying Put’s video ‘Grow Your Wings’ has been nominated under the £2.5-£5 million category. Staying Put will be attending the awards ceremony in London, but they also need your help. They need votes for the People’s Choice Award – you can cast your vote online https://smileycharityfilmawards.com/films/grow-your-wings

 

Our Health Heroes 2024 finalists announced – cast your vote for local nominees

Voting has opened to decide the winners of the 2024 Skills for Health Our Health Heroes Awards. Two Bradford hospital workers are in line for top awards in recognition of their skills. Consultant Rheumatologist at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Philip Helliwell, is in the running for a prestigious lifetime achievement award. Meanwhile, IT apprentice Ben Martin has also been nominated in the awards. He is a finalist in the Apprentice of the Year category.

Voting is now open for both Prof Helliwell and Ben.

 

 

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CITY OF BRADFORD

PROVIDER BULLETIN – WEEK 197

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