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CQC update

Free flu vaccinations for adult social care staff

NHS England have confirmed that free flu vaccinations are available in 2018/19 for social care workers who offer direct care to people using services.

Who is eligible?

Health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza. Vulnerable means those patients/clients in a clinical risk group for flu or who are aged 65 years and over.

NHS England have confirmed that this includes staff directly involved in the care of vulnerable people who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza who are working for registered:

  • residential care homes;
  • residential nursing homes;
  • domiciliary care services;
  • Shared Lives schemes;
  • extra care housing services;
  • supported living services.

Where and how can eligible staff get a free vaccination?

Staff can go to their own GP practice or any pharmacy. To prove that they are eligible they will need to take identification with them that shows their names and the name of their employing organisation. This could be an ID card or badge, a letter from their employer, or a recent payslip.


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Healthwatch Derbyshire is running a campaign to get more people to share their experiences, both good and bad, of Derbyshire care homes.

The information collated from the campaign will be fed through to service providers and used to help identify examples of good practice, as well as highlighting areas in which improvement is needed.

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Telephone: 01773 880786

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Important Notice!

 Care Homes Advisory Service


We regret to inform you from 1 September 2018 Derbyshire CCGs will no longer be funding the Care Home Advisory Service (CHAS).

This service is currently being provided by Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS) who provide training, support and advice for care home staff.


After 1 September if you require advice, support or training then please contact:


Helen Smith:

Georgina Greensmith:


If you require support with a safeguarding concern then please contact:


Derbyshire Adult Social Care

01629 533 190


Derbyshire Community Health Services Safeguarding Team

01773 850 000 or email