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COVID-19 guidance provided to care providers: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
31 Aug 2020
COVID-19 guidance provided to care providers: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000037381
Date received: 16 May 2020
Date responded: 5 Aug 2020
Information requested

Copies of all guidance and advisory notes issued by your organisation that relates to care home providers from December 2019 to the current date (16 May), including those that have been superseded or withdrawn by more recent guidance.

Response

A search of our records has produced the following results:

  • Clinical Guidance for Nursing Home and Residential Care Residents and COVID-19, dated 13 March 2020
  • Clinical Guidance for Nursing Home and Residential Care Residents and COVID-19, dated 26 March 2020
  • Letter from Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Chief Social Work Adviser, dated 26 March 2020
  • Letter from CMO and CNO pertaining revised PPE guidance, dated 2 April 2020
  • Letter from CNO to NHS Boards about testing in care homes, dated 16 April 2020
  • Letter from Director General of Health and Social Care to NHS Boards about enhanced system of assurance in care homes, dated 17 April 2020
  • Letter from Interim CMO to GP practices about support to care home residents, dated 17 April 2020
  • Letter from Health Secretary to Scottish Care and Coalition of Care & Support Providers about PPE distribution, dated 21 April 2020
  • Letter from Health Secretary to Scottish care homes about testing, dated 22 April 2020
  • Letter from CMO to GP Practises and Chief Executive NHS Boards about ACP for Vulnerable and High Risk Patients, dated 10 April 2020

The above documents are provided as attachments to this response.
The following documents are also relevant to your request:

Advice on PPE access for social care providers and unpaid carers, dated 29 April 2020 and available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/ppe-access-for-social-care-providers-andunpaid-carers/

Clinical and practice guidance for adult care homes, dated 15 May 2020 and available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-clinical-and-practice-guidance-for-adultcare-homes/

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