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Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Hygiene and hand washing

The NHS website provides clear guidance on washing your hands safely. Public Health England (PHE) has produced best practice which can be used to help prevent and control infection in healthcare settings.

Hand sanitiser safety alert
Highways England

Routine decontamination of reusable non-invasive patient care equipment

Best practice: How to hand wash
Public Health England

Best practice: How to hand rub
Public Health England

Specialist resources

Adult social care

COVID-19: Guidance from other agencies
Skills for Care

My COVID-19 Advance Care Plan
Advanced care planning guidance and template from NHS England and NHS Improvement

Video playlist: Managing deterioration using NEWS
Health Education England via YouTube

RESTORE2 mini virtual training for Care Homes
Webinar from West of England AHSN, taking place in May and June

Digital

Helpline launched to provide digital support to social care providers
Run by Digital Social Care, you can call 0208 133 3430 or email for support with harnessing technology during the COVID-19 outbreak. This service is available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse during COVID-19: a reminder of advice for NHS staff
NHS England and NHS Improvement

Falls

When a resident falls, the iStumble app should be used to perform a health assessment and check for injury. Designed by paramedics, the app will tell you when to call for an ambulance and when to lift your resident.

Managing a fall that may require an ambulance during the COVID-19 pandemic
National Falls Prevention Coordination Group

Learning disabilities

If you need any support regarding the healthcare needs of the people with learning disabilities that you support, the Community Learning Disabilities Team (CLDT) remains open and available to help.

The CLDT’s now offer advice and guidance with a clinician directly available Mon-Fri (09:00-16.00) to discuss healthcare issues. The teams still accept referrals for specific work, but this is not needed to access the advice and guidance function – just call if you have concerns regarding the individuals you support.

BNSSG CLDT advice lines

Accessible information and resources for professionals working with people with learning disabilities >> 

Older people

Maintaining activities for older people
Health Innovation Network/Chain

Other resources

Training

Core skills training guidance

New guidance has been developed by Skills for Health and Health Education England to support Core Skills Training needs during COVID-19.