The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) brings together the 10 main national associations which represent independent and voluntary adult social care providers in England. We work to represent the sector and ensure a coordinated response to the major issues that affect it. Together our members provide care and support to 1.2 million people through residential, home-based and community services, whether commissioned by local authorities and the NHS or privately purchased. Together our members employ over 620,000 care workers.
Infection Control, Including Flu
Good infection prevention and control management is essential to ensure people receive safe care and support in care settings. It also ensures safe practice. All staff play an important role in the prevention and control of infection in their individual actions and in the workplace. CPA guidance on infection prevention and control to protect the health and well-being of service users in care settings, and to reduce the effect of an infection outbreak on service provision. Effective infection prevention and control depends on early recognition and timely intervention. This in turn depends on surveillance of infection.
This Guidance has been released in parallel with an Infection control checklist. This document provides a helpful checklist that you could use to help you prevent and control the spread of infection in your care setting. This document should be used in conjunction with national guidance and local policies. It should also be used to complement the guidance on Infection prevention and control.
Care providers play an important role in the national response to stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak amongst vulnerable adults.
As the CPA we are collating and signposting to the latest guidance and advice from reliable sources on our website. We are updating this site daily, so please check it frequently.
The CPA is producing guidance and templates to help independent and voluntary sector providers to ensure continuity of care, and to ensure their businesses can continue if a problem occurs. Access the business continuity guidance, template plans and related resources on the CPA website.
Representing concerns from care providers to the government is a key part of our work. Our most recent survey on business continuity sought to understand the planning priorities care providers are likely to face over the next six months. Access live surveys, and survey findings on the CPA website.