We are 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.
We’re bringing together guides and useful resources, from a range of trusted sources, in one place, as an easy-access resource library that can be used by staff working in care homes.
Significant Care is a free paper based tool designed to help carers spot the early signs of deterioration in the health of those they care for and to make good decisions about what to do to help. Here you can find downloads of the tool:
Watch this series of videos from Hammersmith and Fulham GP Federation, which walks through the resources.
The “Is my resident well” booklet was produced by the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with the North West London health and care partnership with associated training materials. The associated (copyrighted) training materials were produced by Dr Asha Katwa for the double HSJ Value Award winning Harrow Planning And Caring Together project (HEE North London funded Partnership in Innovative Education Project) co-designed with St Luke’s Hospice.
This guide for care homes, produced by Public Health England, shows how to put on and take off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safely.
North London Partners and UCLPartners developed a FAQ leaflet to answer some of the common questions relatives have about family members in a care home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This FAQ leaflet was produced with some of our local care homes and relatives, quality leads, GPs and the Relatives and Residents Association.