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Research and resources round up week commencing 15 February 2021Research and resources round up week commencing 15 February 2021


The CQC, working with other organisations, has deveoped six principles for innovation in health and social care.

John Penrose MP has published an Independent Report on consumer protection and competition policy.

COVID-19 report - planning for a vaccine Part 1 - from the Public Accounts Committee.

Audit Scotland have published a report on the NHS in Scotland in 2020.

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland have published new statistics on domiciliary care services for 2019.

A report synthesising the findings of five NIHR projects on implementing the Care Act 2014 has been published.

Social Care Wales have publlished a report on research prioritisation. Following a project to identify priorities with 400 older people, carers and social care practitioners, 10 priorities for research have been identified. Read the report.

The Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee has written to the Minister of State for Care expressing disappointment that the Ministers had not addressed key recommendations in the Social care: funding and workforce report.

The APPG on Housing and Care for Older People have published a report Housing for people with dementia - are we ready?

The EHRC briefing on the National Disability Strategy has suggested that reforming the social care system should be a key area of focus, including that the Government should: "Commit to sustained resourcing of social care services during and after the pandemic, including provision of sufficient home and community-based support ".

The Scottish Parliament Citizen's Panel on COVID-19 has called for increased recognition of social care and support.

Resoures and events

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland are running a series of webinars on equality in the workplace. Find out more.

Social Care Wales have updated their All Wales Basic Safeguarding Training Pack.

The CQC are holding a webinar on their "Changes for more flexible and responsive regulation" consultation on 3 March. Further information.

For those who missed it, Social Care Wales have uploaded their webinar on the Care first Employee Assistance Scheme. You can watch it here.

ADASS are running a series of webinars on the EU Settlement Scheme, including one on 25 February aimed at care providers. Find out more.

New social media resources are available including profile picture frames that say 'I'll get my vaccine' or 'I've had my vaccine'. 

Comms resources in Wales: Keep Wales Safe, Business Wales Tool Kit

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