EpiPen and EpiPen Junior shortage, advice for early years settings
Guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care, drawn up by NHS allergy experts, to early years providers in your area.
There a supply issue affecting EpiPen and EpiPen Junior. This is expected to continue for the remainder of 2018. EpiPen is an adrenaline auto-injector device used in emergencies to treat very serious allergic reactions to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs or other substances. The shortage may mean some children start using a different adrenaline auto-injector that providers are less familiar with and/or carrying fewer devices than normal.
Please find attached further guidance via 'downloads'.
New Care First SLA for Schools & Academies
The employee benefits contract for maintained schools, which was under review by Medway Council, has now after completion of the tender process, been awarded to CareFirst, which was Medway’s previous supplier.
All schools have the choice to use their own suppliers, but after discussion with Care first we have been able to negotiate favourable rates for all Medway schools that we think will be hard to beat!
The New CareFirst SLA is available from the 1st September 2018 to 31 August 2019. The service gives your staff access to:
• 24 hour helpline providing confidential advice and guidance on personal and work-related matters of concern;
• Free counselling service; including phone and face to face counselling (up to 6 sessions per employee per issue)
• Information web-portal supporting your staff to maintain their health and well-being.
The SLA is now available to purchase at a cost of £6.50 per staff member. Please ask for a quote stating your staff headcount.