Care homes – our partners in care

Updated on 13 July, 2017

We are working with our partners in care to promote quality and improve joint working between the NHS and the care home sector. Several service improvement projects have been introduced to achieve support this work. These are:

  • New enhanced community matron service to support nursing homes manage complex care and introduce standardised emergency care plans, SBAR tool, pathway specific care planning;

  • Regular forums with the NHS and care homes to look at key issues together;

  • Regular newsletters from the CCG about new training and development opportunities;

  • Trials of new equipment in care home settings with City of York Council;

  • Review of multi-disciplinary working and opportunities for improving discharge planning;

  • Clinical skills audit with NHS Clinical Skills Yorkshire and Humber;

  • Better information for care homes on who to contact to manage the care of their residents.

Accessing the most appropriate service

Are you concerned about a resident? This Care Home signposting tool provides the contact details to help access the most appropriate type of care.


Partners in Care Weekly Bulletin

January 2015

September 2015

November 2015

January 2016

March 2016

May 2016

September 2016

November 2016

January 2017 

March 2017

June 2017

Care homes in the Vale of York

For a list of care homes located in the Vale of York click here.

Information and training

Managing medicines

Information for care homes on the safe management of medication

Skills for care

For national workforce and development information to support social care providers

National Dementia Alliance (NDA)

The NDA sets out its commitment to supporting the delivery of the National Dementia Strategy

Opportunities to take part in research


Support for care homes to participate in clinical research

University of York

The University of York social policy research unit publishes regular social care studies


Independent Care Group

A representative body for independent providers of care

York Carers Centre

If you are a carer of someone living in a care home and would like advice and support


North Yorkshire and
East Riding of Yorkshire

If you have concerns about the care and support someone has received through the local authority or NHS organisations

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