Care Home learning re contractures from Dorset Healthcare University NHS Trust

We have recently had some patients develop pressure ulcers behind their contracted limbs. We are working with our staff to develop a care pathway but I have been sent some info that would be useful for the care homes and I was hoping you may be able to raise this as a concern and disseminate the information.

These have been developed by the county council and passed on to some of our DN teams. We are distributing to our DN and community teams but I think this needs to go via the care homes and am hoping you can help.

Caroline Foot

Job Title: Patient Safety Advisor

7 minute learning

BREXIT and Medicines management

It is very important that NO ADDITIONAL PRESCRIPTION/ORDERS of medicines are made and that patients and their carers continue to follow what NHS England have said “It is important that patients only order their repeat prescriptions as normal, and keep taking their medicines as normal.”

All contingency plans in care homes, pharmacies and GP practices in terms of continuity of medicines supply should refer to this guidance from NHS England.

Immigration status

Colleagues, clients, friends & families you know may need assistance to get the immigration status needed to continue to live, work or study in the UK, and be eligible for public services and public funds.

The Home Office is working with local organisations to make sure the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is accessible to all and capable of handling vulnerable applicants with flexibility and sensitivity.

A small team of engagement and case officers, based within Citizens Advice BCP, Citizens Advice in Dorset and Dorset Race Equality Council are here to help, inform and more importantly provide support to anyone who is finding any aspect of the application challenging.

If you know of any European nationals within your networks and communities who may need advice and help in their application, do not hesitate to raise awareness of the scheme and of the free help available.

Citizens Advice are happy to hold drop in sessions locally, or to come and give a presentation on the scheme to yourself or your colleagues.

Alternatively, anyone can refer themselves in to our service using the below details:

For FREE help or advice with an EUSS application, please contact Citizens Advice BCP

Text or Telephone Maggie: 07761 092704 / General Adviceline:  03444 111 444


For further information, please visit Citizens Advice

Guidance can be found at

Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team referrals

These are the new referral forms to ICRT and homes can refer directly rather than going via GP.

Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team Referral Form

Team contacts

Mental Capacity Act for IVP Training Courses

There are still places available on the following Mental Capacity Act for IVP training course.

Dates and Venues:

• 27th November 2019 – Purbeck Centre Room 1 & 2
• 9th January 2020 – The Hamworthy Club, Merley Room
• 13th February 2020 – Princes House, Liscombe Room
• 10th March 2020 – Purbeck Room Room 1 & 2

To nominate yourself and/or your staff members onto any of these courses, you will need to complete an application form.

Any problems, please let us know:

L&OD Team
Adult Services Dorset Council
01305 225060
Dorset Council