In collaboration with Skills for Care, Ipsos, and The University of Kent, a national survey was recently launched to learn more about how we can improve support for the adult social care workforce. Have you had your say yet?
Deborah Sturdy is the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care
The NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme provides financial support to families and dependents of frontline health and social care staff who sadly died from COVID-19, while delivering frontline care during the pandemic, but the window for eligible claims is closing.
It’s not even autumn (although you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, given the changeable weather) but already, thoughts turn to winter and our readiness, as care and health professionals, to deliver the support our communities need as service pressures mount.
NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) published their guidance on supporting adult carers in 2020. It aims to improve their lives by helping health and social care practitioners identify people caring for someone and give them the right information and resources to live and care well.
"In difficult and uncertain times, it’s important to be thankful for the constancy of institutions and organisations supporting us through good times and bad", says Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy in a special blog to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS and the creation of the social care system.
It’s Carers Week (5-11 June), an opportunity to not only ‘recognise and support unpaid carers in the community’ (this year’s theme), but also reflect on our personal and professional relationships to caring.
What’s your definition of high quality care and support? Safe? Consistent? Person-centred? It is all those things. Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse fort Adult Social Care, celebrates the publication of ‘Delegated healthcare activities: guiding principles for health and social care in England’, giving social care colleagues enhanced tools to deliver the very best care.
This month sees the annual celebration of International Nurses Day on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. In difficult and uncertain times, celebrating social care nursing's amazing contribution to the health and wellbeing of our communities is more important than ever.
"Talk to any employer, or person who draws on care and support, and they will tell you that the people who work in social care are undoubtedly the sector’s biggest asset". As a new call for evidence launches, Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care and Oonagh Smyth, Chief Executive of Skills for Care, set out their united view of an amazing workforce and its future potential...
International Women’s Day is one of the most important awareness raising events of the year for Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, not least because around 80 percent of people working in the social care profession are women...