Weekly Update – 1 March 2024

 

As you may know, ICG has been in negotiations with North Yorkshire Council for a number of weeks seeking to secure inflationary increases for providers on the new Approved Provider List (APL).

Keep an eye out for an email with more information about the progress of the negotiations in the coming days.

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Health and Social Care Forum – Harrogate

14 March at Cedar Court, Harrogate

The next Health & Social Care forum is being held in Harrogateon the 14th of March at Cedar Court, for a roundtable session on skills needs for Health & Social care – particularly Harrogate and surrounding areas.

This is an opportunity for Health & Social care organisations in the area and wider North Yorkshire, plus stakeholders, education providers and interested parties to come together to discuss, share and explore the skills gaps, needs and potential of the social care system and sector. The findings from this session will be used to support the roll out of the local skills improvement funding by identifying & creating courses and skills infrastructure that are based on real identified need. This is a safe space to discuss and share the needs of the sector, whether that be immediate needs for upskilling an existing workforce for palliative care, or future care needs in relation to assistive tech or future leadership of residential homes – whatever the needs are for health & social care, we would like to know so we can help.

To book a place please use the below link:

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Have You Got Medequip Community Equipment that Could be Recycled?

In January 2024 Medequip introduced a bulk care home collection speed. Medequip are aware that care homes can find it challenging when trying to arrange collections and as a result, often have a number of items that they need to collect at once. To make this easier, Medequip have introduced a bulk collection speed for care homes.

Care homes need to contact Medequip via the north.yorks@medequip.com email address and let the Medequip team know the details (EIN number) of at least one item they need to be collected. This bulk collection speed is for 6 large items or more. For less than 6 items the normal collection process remains for care homes, which is to email Medequip and inform them of all of the EIN numbers and equipment details of the items they want to be collected.

If you have equipment that is no longer needed, you are urged to contact Medequip. An email must be sent to Medequip to confirm as many items as possible to be collected (EIN numbers), this information will be passed to the commissioners who will review the request.  Once the request is approved, Medequip will contact you direct to agree the collecton date and location of the items on site. One the day of the collection please make sure a member of your team is available should Medequip need to be shown where to access the equipment.

Should you have any issues in arranging your collection with Medequip please contact pam.bolderson@nhs.net

 

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Moving Up bookings open now

Our Moving Up programme supports Black and Asian minority groups who are managers or aspiring managers and have the desire and drive to progress in their career but are facing blockages and resistance preventing them from doing so.

Taking part in the programme gives participants an increased understanding of who they are, their strengths and weaknesses and a variety of techniques to help overcome any personal challenges. It will focus on increasing confidence and self-belief, to allow growth and progression to where they want to be in their career.

The next programme dates (which are three live online sessions) are:

  1. Tuesday 30 April I 09:30 – 16:00

  2. Tuesday 28 May I 09:30 – 16:00

  3. Wednesday 26 June I 09:30 – 16:00

If you, or someone you know, is interested, register by Friday 15 March.

 

 Find out more and book

 

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How to use bed grab handles safely

Patience Young, the Clinical Commissioning Lead for Equipment & Wheelchairs, Hull & East Riding Place (ICB) has provided two easy read documents providing information on how to use bed grab handles safely.

Click here to download a copy.

 

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CQC is changing

A regular update for providers and professionals about the changes we’re making to how we work.

CQC’s new provider portal is available for everyone from 11 March.

In just over two weeks all providers registered with CQC will be able to create an account on our new provider portal.

We’d previously advised that our new portal would be available for all providers from 27 February. To ensure we give providers the best experience we are moving our launch date to 11 March.

From 11 March if you have a role registered with CQC you can use your email address associated with your CQC registration to create an account on our new portal.

Our new portal will offer a better experience when submitting statutory notifications and completing some registration actions.

In just over two weeks all providers registered with CQC will be able to create an account on our new provider portal.

Until 11 March you can continue using our existing provider portal and submitting notifications via email.

Here’s what to do to get ready for these changes:

– Make sure all the contact details we hold for your organisation are correct (you’ll need to sign up to the new portal     using an email address we have on record).

Watch the introduction to our new provider portal Please follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn and share our content to help us reach as many people as possible.

Find out more about our new provider portal here

 

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Save the date: Clinical assembly for the Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism Collaborative Programme

The next clinical assembly for the Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism Collaborative, ‘Our future direction and how you can help shape it’, will be held on Wednesday 20 March 2024, 12:30–1:15pm via Teams.

This is an opportunity for those attending the assembly to hear about the future plans of our collaborative programme and equally important, how you can be involved, be heard and shape things.

We are delighted to welcome Brent Kilmurray, Chair of the Collaborative and Chief Executive of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, and Alison Flack, Collaborative Programme Director, who will both be talking at this assembly and there will be ample time for questions and answers.

For further information and to receive the link to join the meeting, please email hnf-tr.hnymhpmo@nhs.net

 

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Mindfulness Sessions Available for Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Social Care Staff


A reminder  – Mindfulness Taster Sessions
These two-hour sessions will give you a taste of what mindfulness is all about and the variety of offerings our service provides. Sessions include information, discussion, and brief guided meditations.  You need to attend a taster before applying for one of our longer courses. A range of sessions will be running from March until September 2024. Click here to book onto a taster session.

Staff Introduction to Mindfulness Course
This short course consists of 3 sessions over a 3-week period. Each online session is an hour long and will include brief guided meditations, as well as some theory and discussion. You will be invited to use the mindfulness practices at home between sessions. This course is designed for people who are new to mindfulness or who only have limited time to attend a mindfulness course.
Click here to complete the registration form to book onto the course.

Weekly Drop-In Mindfulness Sessions
These regular 30 minute online drop-in sessions aim to support staff wellbeing and include:

  • A guided meditation

  • An opportunity for some brief discussion

Sessions currently take place on Mondays at 10-10.30am and Tuesdays at 8.30- 9am via Microsoft Teams. You don’t need to book in advance, and no previous experience of mindfulness is necessary. To register for the drop-in sessions, please contact: tewv.mindfulness@nhs.net

 

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Dancing for fun and inclusivity

DanceSyndrome is an award winning dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including everyone, with or without disabilities.

They provide dance workshops, leadership training and consultancy. Their performance artists attend special events and exclusive performances, emphasising what people with learning disabilities can really do. Julie Nicholson, Managing Director of DanceSyndrome, is proud to share the story of its origins through the inspiration of its founder, Jen Blackwell.

Read more here: https://socialcare.blog.gov.uk/2024/02/29/dancing-for-fun-and-inclusivity/

 

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Introduction of ReSPECT Process Briefing for Providers

The York and North Yorkshire area is moving towards the adoption of the ReSPECT process. The aim of this is to promote a more patient-centred and consistent approach to advanced care planning. Over the coming year, you will see the introduction of ReSPECT documentation and eventually the phasing out of the “red bordered” DNACPR forms. In order to support staff with this, a number of sessions are planned to talk through the process, and enable you to ask questions. The following sessions, lasting approximately 1.5 hours, are currently available:

  • 17.5.24 10. 00 – The ReSPECT process: a guide for care staff – held on MS Teams; suitable for all working in the social care sector
  • 6.6.24 10.00- The ReSPECT process: a guide for care staff – held face to face in the Education Centre, Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough; suitable for all working in the social care sector
  • 19.7.24 10.00- The ReSPECT process: a guide for LD and autism providers – held on MS teams; suitable for any staff caring for clients with learning disabilities and/or autism
  • 17.9.24 10.00- The ReSPECT process: a guide for care staff – held on MS Teams and suitable for all working in the social care sector
  • 14.10.24 10.00- The ReSPECT process: a guide for LD and autism providers – held face to face in the Education Centre, Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough; suitable on MS teams for any staff caring for clients with learning disabilities and/or autism

There will also be a session on ReSPECT on the Palliative care for care staff study day run at St Catherine’s on 8 July

Further dates, including face to face sessions in other locations across the area, will be circulated over the coming months.

To book onto any of these sessions, or to discuss how we can support your organisation with the ReSPECT roll out please email: sarah.holloway@saintcatherines.org.uk

 

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Care England’s informative publication is entirely focused on cost-saving solutions for the care sector, by the care sector.

In each edition you can expect expert-led technical features covering operations and solutions in relation to cost saving, as well as legal advice, and first-hand accounts from care providers on how they have navigated problems facing their businesses. In this issue…

  • Data to aid workforce retention.
  • How to… Refurbish a care home on a budget.
  • The surprisingly high hidden costs of in-house laundry.
  • Holiday pay: The importance of getting it right.

CLICK HERE TO READ/DOWNLOAD

 

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Free GOLD webinar: Menopause and Learning Disabilities 

 When: Tuesday 12 March at 12.30 via Zoom

In this webinar, Dr Louise Newson will be talking about hormones, perimenopause and menopause. She will cover common symptoms and health risks of the menopause and treatments including HRT. Louise will also share information resources and where to find them, for people who have learning disabilities.

To book your place please follow this link

 

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Nursing in Adult Social Care Community of Practice Event

When: Tuesday 19 March 2024 10:00-12:00 (Via Zoom)

Nursing recruitment and retention webinar series

6 February to 5 March 2024

Recruiting and retaining the nursing workforce within social care is more important than ever. We’re running a series of webinars for those invested in the social care nursing workforce. Each webinar is designed to explore recruitment and retention best practice approaches, including career opportunities, developing learning environments and supporting early careers nurses.

⇨ Book now and find out more

 

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Eccleshill Community Diagnostic Centre officially opened

A new £9m state-of-the-art Community Diagnostic Centre in Eccleshill has been officially opened to provide a range of health checks, scans and tests. The new diagnostic centre will help reduce waiting times, meet high demand for diagnostic testing and improve access to treatment. The centre is the first of its kind in West Yorkshire that will provide approximately 80,000 additional diagnostic appointments each year, diagnosing conditions such as cancer and heart diseases more quickly. Read more…

People invited to share views on plans for Shipley Health and Wellbeing Campus

Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership will host a community conversation drop-in event on Monday 4 March to hear from local people about proposals to re-invest proceeds from the future sale of Shipley Hospital into the new health, wellbeing, and community campus project. The partnership wants to hear people’s ideas and views on how the money should be spent following the sale of the converted house which has previously been used as a maternity home and community hospital. Read more…

Bradford Teaching Hospitals appoints new Chair

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chair, Sarah Jones. Sarah joins the Trust from Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, where she has been the chair since 2016. She will take up the post on 4 March. Read more…

Council of governor nominations for Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Colleagues and the public are invited to join Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s council of governors, who play a vital role in influencing and shaping our work, and are a key link between our Trust members that cover staff and the public, and our Board. Nominations open until Monday 11 March. Nominate online, or if you have any questions or queries, please email our Foundation Trust office at ft@bdct.nhs.uk or call 07385 463946.

WomenZone launches groundbreaking Sufi music heritage project in Bradford

Bradford’s rich and diverse cultural heritage is set to take centre stage with the launch of the “Sufi Music Heritage” project, generously funded by a £99,938 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. This initiative is poised to showcase the profound impact of Sufi heritage and Qawwali on the multicultural tapestry of the city, fostering inclusivity and community engagement. Read more…

Women of the world takeover

Head into Bradford and Keighley on the 2nd-3rd March to take part in the incredible Women of the World Weekend Takeover in support of International Women’s Day. Over the weekend, you can board the WOW bus, take part in crafting activities, listen to powerful poetry, learn to DJ and much more. Download the programme from our website and take a look at the full line-up.

NHS Muslim Network: Ramadan and Eid guidance

As the holy month of Ramadan is fast approaching, the National NHS Muslim Network is excited to be releasing our Ramadan and Eid Guidance 2024. This is Ramadan and Eid guidance developed by the National NHS Muslim Network to provide colleagues, line managers and senior leaders across the NHS an understanding of Ramadan and Eid. The guidance is designed to support Muslim colleagues, educate line managers and colleagues and provide a reference point for allies.

 

AWARDS – CURRENTLY OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS

BBC make a difference awards open for nominations

The nominations are open for the BBC make a difference awards and close on Sunday 10 March 2024 at 11pm. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and awards will be given across each local BBC radio station. Find out more and get your entries in before the deadline.

Nominations for the 2024 WellChild Awards open

The WellChild Awards celebrate the courage of seriously ill children and young people and the dedication of the people who care for them. Nominations close on 18 March. For more information visit www.wellchild.org.uk/awards

 

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