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 April 2021

DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum meetings on:

  • 13.04.21

Projects:

DCHC launched their Infection Control Champion training to create a network of champions from Care homes in Devon, to provide peer support and share best practice. The aim of this programme is to assist our members navigate the various regulatory requirements and guidance and implement operational systems in a timely way that are recognised county wide by system partners. Our aim eventually is to have one approach to infection control that is agreed by the Health, Social Care and Providers to avoid contradictory advice or approach.

DCHC has continued to work on the Better Security, Better Care project, bringing weekly webinars to providers in facilitate the complete of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit


 March 2021

DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum meetings on:

  • 02.03.21
  • 09.03.21
  • 16.03.21
  • 30.03.21

Webinars hosted:

  • 17.03.21 - Sharing Best Practice with Richard Jackson (ClearComm) and Dr Lucy Pollock
South West Care Alliance Meetings:
  • 08.03.21

Surveys:

DCHC gathered feedback from membership on SWAST. 80 responses were received representing 90 homes and 2,708 homes.

Projects:

DCHC, working in partnership with the CCG, have launched the Better Security, Better Care project in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay focusing on supporting care providers to complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT).


 February 2021

DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum meetings on:

  • 03.02.21
  • 10.02.21
  • 17.02.21

Webinars hosted:

  • 17.02.21: Sharing Best Practice with Clare Steel and Dan Lloyd from DHSC

South West Care Alliance Meetings:

  • 10.02.21
  • 24.02.21

Surveys:

DCHC gathered responses from care home providers regarding Devon County Council's proposed fee rates for 2021/22. 109 responses were received from the membership covering 159 care homes and 3,738 beds. A coordinated response from DCHC was submitted on behalf of these respondents to DCC.


 January 2021

DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum Meetings on:

    • 05.01.21
    • 12.01.21
    • 19.01.21
    • 26.01.21

Webinars Hosted:

    • 12.01.21: Preparing for Mass Vaccination
    • 20.01.21: Sharing Best Practice: LFD's and Vaccine Updates

Enhanced Health in Care Homes Meeting:

    • 04.01.21

Care Association Alliance Meetings:

    • 06.01.21
    • 13.01.21

South West Care Alliance Meetings:

    • 11.01.21
    • 25.01.21
December 2020 DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum Meetings on:

  • 22.12.20
  • 08.12.20

Non-executives/VCSE/Health and wellbeing boards meeting on:

      • 08.12.20

South West Integrated Personalised Care (SWIPC)  seminar:

      • 09.12.20

DCC CCG webinar:

      • 10.12.2020

Webinars:

  • 03.12.20 - Vaccine Special
  • 07.12.20 - Vaccine Special
  • 11.12.20 - Vaccine Workshop
  • 14.12.20 - Vaccine Special

Milestones:

Website launched

Surveys:

Views were gathered on the use of LFDs to assist visiting

DCHC collected views from frontline staff on workforce resilience in order to develop skills based training workshops


 November 2020 DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum Meetings on:

  • 10.11.20
  • 24.11.20

Webinars:

  • 18.11.20 - Sharing Best Practice: IPC Tips & Tricks

Advocacy:

Letter sent to Devon CCG regarding concerns around the conduct and safety precautions of paramedics attending care homes.


 October 2020 DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum Meetings on:

  • 13.10.20
  • 20.10.20
  • 27.10.20

Webinars:

  • 21.10.20 - Sharing Best Practice: Spending the Infection Control Grant

Advocacy:

Letter sent to Colleges and PHE regarding concerns around increased risk of transmission from students undertaking Health & Social Care Placements in care homes.
 September 2020 DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum Meetings on:

  • 01.09.20
  • 15.09.20
  • 29.09.20

Webinars:

  • 23.09.20 - Sharing Best Practice: Infection Prevention
 August 2020 DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum Meetings on:

  • 04.08.20
  • 18.08.20
 July 2020 DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum Meetings on:

  • 07.07.20
  • 14.07.20
  • 21.07.20


 June 2020

DCHC attended Devon Care Home Forum Meetings on:

  • 16.06.20
  • 23.06.20
  • 30.06.20  



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