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COVID-19 care home support and the enhanced health in care homes service

From 31 July 2020, the interim COVID-19 care home service will transition into the more comprehensive Enhanced Health in Care Homes service as described in the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES).

NHS England and NHS Improvement intend to amend the Network Contract DES so that – by exception – the clinical lead role for the service may be held by a clinician, other than a GP, provided this is agreed by the practices in the primary care network, the clinical commissioning group and the relevant community provider.

Primary care networks are encouraged to engage personalised care roles - social prescribing link workers, health and wellbeing coaches, and care coordinators - as these roles will be able to support the COVID-19 response through embedding personalised care approaches. Full details can be found here.