As the deadline for closure of the online booking service for COVID-19 and flu vaccinations looms on 14 December, highly respected GP and National Clinical Director, Dr Adrian Hayter, explains the merits of health and care colleagues keeping their vaccinations up to date as we get deeper into winter.
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.
As winter takes hold, it is tempting to try and keep residents warm and fuel costs lower by hunkering down until the weather gets warmer. But keeping all the windows and doors shut may not be the best idea: homes need ventilation and care homes are no different. Professor Cath Noakes and fellow experts give the reasons a good airing...
At Cygnet Health Care we were excited to recently launch our first ever Carers Passport. It is important to us to improve the experience for carers looking after adults with mental health and learning disabilities.
"If I hadn’t had the vaccine, I would have died." It's great to have Think Local Act Personal's Clenton Farquharson back to explain why everyone, including vaccine hesitant care colleagues, should have their COVID-19 booster and flu jabs now.
With the winter upon us, it’s more important than ever to protect ourselves and those we care for against COVID-19 and flu and get vaccinated. But how do we increase take-up among unpaid carers, a critical and highly valued group of people? Emily Holzhausen OBE, Carers UK, considers what more we can all do.
As the campaign to encourage more frontline care and health workers to book their COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations continues, we're delighted to share this message from Shared Lives carer, Mike Jacobs. The Shared Lives model, in which carers and those they care for share a home and community life, makes it even more important to maximise protection for everyone in their domestic circle.
To mark Carers Rights Day, Carers UK has released a new report: Cycles of Caring: transitions in and out of unpaid caring. It’s prompting a rethink of the way we identify carers.
Terri Spruce is Clinical Development Lead at specialist dementia care provider, Vida Healthcare. Her role gives her the opportunity to build rewarding relationships with staff, residents and families and help promote the take up of COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations.
We are delighted to host this blog from Self Care Forum board member and senior pharmacist, Ade Williams MBE. In particular, he addresses the issue of waning immunity, an aspect of vaccination easy to forget, but one we must keep in mind as we seek to maintain protection for ourselves and those around us.