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Integrated Commissioning

The Quality Assurance and Improvement Team

The Quality Assurance and Improvement Team (QAIT) work within the Co-Operative Commissioning Team. We monitor and support the improvement of the quality of care provided in the independent care home sector.

Care home medicines management steering group

The aim of the Care Home Medicines Management Steering Group is to encourage working together to improve the safe use of medicines in care homes and to have a closer understanding across the interface between GPs, pharmacists and care homes.

Dignity in Care Homes Forum

The Dignity in Care Homes Forum looks at operational issues around training and help and advice with improving the quality of commissioned services.

Infection prevention and control

Care homes are monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and must follow the hygiene code (also known as Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance).

Leadership Programme

Good social care has the potential to transform people's lives. It can help them to realise independence, exercise meaningful choice and control over the care and support they receive, and live with dignity and opportunity.

Health and Wellbeing Champion Programme

As part of the Enhanced and Specialised Care Strategy, QAIT are working with CCG and Public Health colleagues to develop a programme of training workshops for nominated individuals from care homes and domiciliary care providers to act as Health and Wellbeing Champions.

e-Learning

Links to e-Learning resources that you might find useful.

Celebrating Excellence in Care

The Celebrating Excellence in Care awards are organised by the Quality Assurance & Improvement Team at Plymouth City Council to showcase and celebrate best practice across adult social care.

Integrated Commissioning strategies and reports

Integrated care is all about joining up health and social care services so that you get the right care you need, at the right time, in the right place - regardless of who may be providing the care.

Adult Social Care Winter Plan

In response to the Adult Social Care - COVID-19 Winter Plan guidance published 18th September 2020, Plymouth City Council has been working closely with colleagues across health and social care to develop the Plymouth Winter Action Plan.
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