COVID 19 – Virtual Forums

Suffolk ACS are in the process of setting up virtual forums for care setting management teams to work together with Health and ACS to address issues related to Covid-19 and wider issues as appropriate. This forum is for Residential Care, Nursing Care and Extra Care, there is another forum being planned to support Homecare with details to follow.

The meeting will provide a platform to share experiences during this time and to ask questions and/or seek clarity.

Please see below the purpose of the forums;

Facilitators across localities in Suffolk

Julie Martin – Provider Support Lead Suffolk County Council Adult & Community Services – Mobile Number: 07808 251519

Catherine Ritson – Part of the R.E.A.C.T Care Homes initiative team, Team Lead & Dementia Specialist Nurse for Ipswich and East Suffolk Care Homes Mobile Number: 07874 795569

Lisa Elmy – Care Homes Clinical Support Manger NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk & West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups Mobile Number: 07908 457048

Tim Cotter – Dementia Liaison Clinical Nurse Specialist Bury North IDT Mobile Number: 07919 057790

Sarah Jane Ward – Norfolk and Waveney CCG

Terms of Reference can be downloaded below.

Virtual Forum Dates and Links to the Microsoft Team Events

Please see below dates, times and links to the Microsoft Team Events for the Virtual Forums, please ensure that you follow the link to join the correct date and time of the meeting.

Ipswich & East – 26th May 2020 13:00pm – Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

West – 27th May 2020 13:00pm - Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

North -  4th June 2020 14:30pm - Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Links to future virtual forums will be sent out via the ACS provider updates so please keep an eye on this if you would like to join.

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