The Talking Care Podcasts brings together thought-leaders, pioneers, practitioners and innovators from across the UK care sector, for lively debate and discussion on the critical issues facing social care today, offering their perspectives and practical insights to help care practitioners navigate the ever-changing care landscape.
The Impact of COVID On Care Sector Insurance
Insurance has always been at the forefront of care home operators' minds - both as a significant cost and also in shaping the way care homes run and manage risk.
And now the COVID pandemic has brought care sector insurance into even sharper relief, with many care providers finding themselves without cover for COVID-related risks - in some cases risks that they were asked to voluntarily assume to help the NHS - and many facing increasing premiums and reduced coverage at renewal time.
In Episode 3 of The Talking Care Podcast, we are joined by Mike Padgham, owner and Managing Director of Saint Cecilia's Care Group, who talks about the challenges he faced in renewing his insurance policy during the pandemic.
We are also joined by two leading care sector insurance experts; Philip Dearn, insurance broker/advisor to the social care sector at Marsh, and David Bramall, Underwriting Manager at Liberty Specialty Markets, a leading provider of insurance to the care sector. Philip and David offer us their expert insights into the impact of COVID on the care insurance market and give their advice to care home operators on how to navigate these impacts and get the best possible deal at renewal time.
We also look at what the future may hold for insurance of the independent care sector and propose some ideas for how the care sector could be supported in uncertain times.
Episode 2 - The Care Home Vaccination Roll Out
In Episode 2 of the Talking Care Podcast, we are joined by Dr Adrain Hayter, a General Practitioner and National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care at NHS England.
In his role at NHS England, Dr Hayter has played a pivotal role in the roll-out of the care home vaccination programme across England.
In this episode, Dr Hayter gives us a peek behind the scenes of the amazing vaccine roll-out, how they went about it, and what's on the cards for the next few months.
We also discuss the importance of vaccinating care home staff, and how care managers can help to encourage staff members who may be wary or reluctant to be vaccinated.
Care Visits & The Impact of COVID on Care
Have the needs of residents and their families been disregarded during Covid and what does this mean for the future of care in the UK?In this first episode of the Talking Care Podcast, we discuss the impact of COVID on the care sector, on residents,...