COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic – guidance
Published 19 April 2020 | Last updated 16 December 2021 ‚Äî see all updates

Presentation from NHS Confederation – The care home clinical lead

This document provides guidance on the role of the clinical lead for the Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) service set out in the network contract DES.

Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Support UK
Hi-VisUK information and resources page is designed to help those supporting or caring for an older person with Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI)

Mouthcare for patients with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 – guidance

Supporting seriously ill patients’ mouthcare is an important part of overall patient care. If oral hygiene is neglected, the mouth rapidly becomes dry and sore. The aim of good mouthcare for patients in hospital is to maintain oral cleanliness, prevent additional infection and reduce the likelihood of developing bacterial pneumonia1-5. On admission include the mouth in the patient’s assessment and care plan (an example of a form to record this can be found here).
This guidance outlines mouthcare for hospitalised adults and children with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 who are non-ventilated, ventilated and those having step down or end of life care.

Information packs on response to Covid-19 – NMC updated 18 February 2021

The NMC’s Covid-19 information pack, which summarises key information about our response to the pandemic, has been updated. All previous packs are available to view on the same webpage. In this latest pack, you can find information about:

  • How the NMC is responding to tighter Covid-19 restrictions across the UK
  • Our consultation on the future use of our emergency powers
  • The latest temporary register data including new analysis figures
  • How the NMC is supporting our professions
  • The equality impact assessment of our response to Covid-19
  • Our responses to external developments and reports on Covid-19

Decision Aid – UCL This decision aid is for you as a family member or friend caring for someone living with dementia who may not have the capacity or ability to make their own decisions.

Funerals Market Investigation – Final report
Press release (18.12.2020) and Summary of the Final report (18.12.2020). The report sets out the Inquiry Group’s findings and confirms its remedies for the sector.

New report: The COVID-19 Long-Term Care situation in England – International Long -Term Care Policy Network 19.11.2020

This report provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 so far on people who use and provide long- term care in England and of the policy and practice measures adopted to mitigate its impact. It focuses on England, as many of the policy areas relevant to long-term care and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic are devolved (and therefore different) in Northern Ireland, Scotland5 and Wales6, although some of the evidence included will be at United Kingdom level.

COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes for older people – guidance – BGS – Published 30.03.2020 | Last updated 18.11.2020
The COVID-19 pandemic raises particular challenges for care home residents, their families and the staff that look after them. This guidance has been developed to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residents through the pandemic. This is Version 4 of the document.

Care home resources – UCL Partners
Supporting care homes that are facing a particularly challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we are signposting to helpful resources that can be used by care home staff to assess patient deterioration and work safely.

Shifting Shapes: how can local care markets support personalised outcomes? – research University of Birmingham
Local authorities have a duty under the Care Act 2014 to shape social care markets and a requirement to support ‘personalisation’.

Evaluating the Introduction of the Nursing Associate Role in Health and Social Care: Interim Report – King’s College London 28.09.2020

Ian Kessler is Professor of International HRM at King’s Business School and Deputy Director of the Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce (HSCWRU). Prof Kessler is lead author of the Interim Report and two case studies from the HSCWRU Nursing Associates study.

The world’s largest study of COVID symptoms, click here to download app and info leaflet With over 2.5 million contributors the app is the largest COVID study of its kind. The data is helping the NHS and Scottish and Welsh Governments to direct critical resources where they are needed most.