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Here is our e-news bulletin for 24 April 2024. 

All contact information for the GCPA team can be found at the foot of the bulletin.

Today’s bulletin includes a statement from DHSC regarding flu immunisation, CareFind from Capacity Tracker, new Dementia Action Week events and plenty of information on GCPA and the wider system’s events upcoming.

Please note, from 01/05/2024, only 2024/25 members will receive our newsletters. If your organisation does not renew membership by this date, you will not be granted access to members-only newsletters, information & events until renewal is complete. Only the lead account holder can renew your membership, if you are unsure who that is you can just register for an account, it will make no difference to the membership process.

Please read all of this email, respond accordingly and pass on to any of your staff who may have not yet been registered through the website, thank you.

GCPA Upcoming Events

30/04/2024 – GCPA Members Webinar

02/05/2024 – Gloucestershire Care Sector Nurses Network

03/05/2024 – GCC – Domiciliary Care Provider Forum and GCPA members meeting (see below for more details)

09/05/2024 – Health and Wellbeing New Starter Conversation

28/05/2024 – GCPA Members Webinar

30/05/2024 – GCC – Care Home Provider Forum and GCPA members meeting (see below for more details)

05/06/2024 – GCPA 2024 Conference – ‘Digitising Gloucestershire’ 

DHSC Market Sustainability & Improvement Fund: Provider Workforce Capacity & Retention Survey 2024

Letter from Gloucestershire County Council to providers:

Dear Provider,

As a condition of its allocation from the government’s Market Sustainability & Improvement Fund, the council is required to report annually to the DHSC with certain data around fee rates, workforce and waiting times.

In order to enable us to report on the workforce data, we will again be asking all providers to complete a very short online survey to confirm how many staff joined or left their organisation in Gloucestershire during the month of April 2024. We will be circulating a link to the online survey via e-mail at the start of May and you will have two weeks to complete it.

You may recall doing a similar exercise this time last year and we had a fantastic response from providers so many thanks in advance for your help with this again.

Adults Integrated Commissioning Hub

Get CareFind Ready! Launch Date: Mid-May 2024!

What support is available to Care Home providers to get CareFind ready?The Capacity Tracker Team recently contacted all care home providers to inform them of their latest website, CareFind.

The webpage will enable the general public to search for Care Home services and vacancies and is available, Free of Charge to all active CQC registered Care Home providers.

Get CareFind ready
2024 Training Sessions

Dementia Action Week – 13-19 May 2024

Learn how increasing your activity and maintaining social connections can have an impact on reducing your risk of dementia.

One Gloucestershire will have stalls at these locations where you can ask questions and learn more about their services:

Monday 13th May: Tesco, Cinderford (10am-3pm) Tuesday 14th May: Stow Market Place (10am-3pm) Wednesday 15th May: Stratford Park, Stroud (10am-3pm) Thursday 16th May: Tewkesbury Morrisons & Nature Reserve (10am-3pm) Friday 17th May: Gloucester City Farmers Market (9am-3pm) Friday 17th May: Westonbirt Festival entrance (9am-12noon) Saturday 18th May: Stroud Farmers Market (9am-2pm) Sunday 19th May: John Lewis, Cheltenham (11am-2pm)

National Flu Immunisation Programme 2024 to 2025 – Letter from DHSC

“Flu vaccination remains a critically important public health intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality in those most at risk including older people, pregnant women and those in clinical risk groups. It helps the health and social care system manage winter pressures by helping to reduce demand for GP consultations and likelihood of hospitalisation. Vaccinating health and care workers also plays an important role in helping to prevent transmission of flu, protecting themselves and those they care for.

“This letter sets out guidance for the 2024 to 2025 season and includes the next steps for regions and providers to take, including which flu vaccines to order. The letter confirms that there are no changes to the eligible cohorts for the coming year, although providers should read the section on the timing of the programme carefully.”

Read on:

Gloucestershire County Council Provider Forum – Have your say!

*GCPA Member Meeting to follow the provider forum*

GCC Statement:

“Following on from successful forums in February, Gloucestershire County Council Commissioners will continue to host regular events of this kind, which give you the opportunity to have your say and us the chance to share information and commissioning updates.

The Dom Care Provider Forum will include:

Updates on: the framework contract and the Market Position Statement, Information on: GCC’s forthcoming CQC Inspection; the Falls Training Programme; international recruitment support; and the Proud to Care training directory.

Please click here to see an agenda for a of the day.

An agenda for the Care Home Provider Forum on 30 May will follow in the next GCC bulletin.

We want to make sure we cover topics that are relevant and that we hear what is important to you. Please have your say and continue to send any suggestions you may have with regard to discussion points to us, we may not be able to cover them this time, but all will be noted and added to future agendas.

Please can we also ask you to register your interest, so we have an idea of numbers/attendees on the day at:

Domiciliary Care Provider Forum – 3 May 2024, 10:00 – 12:30 – Gloucester Farmers Club Limited, Agriculture House, Greville Close, Sandhurst Road, Gloucester, GL2 9RGSandhurst Suite

Care Home Provider Forum – 30 May 2024, 10:00 – 12:30 – Highnam Community Centre Trust, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DG, The Parish Room 

Please note, in addition, GCPA (Gloucestershire Care Providers Association) are hosting a members meeting, which will follow on from our provider Forums and which will run from 12:30 – 13:30.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Advance Care Planning Processes for People with a Learning Disability in the South West

Please see attached the final report on the LD ReSPECT survey that has just been released by NHS SW and includes the Gloucestershire response.

SW CPR Audit Report

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