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Scottish care homes get web tool for Covid-19


The Scottish Government has launched a web based tool to enable care homes to monitor trends and identify risks around Covid-19.

Named Turas Care Management, it has been developed with the Care Inspectorate, Scottish Care and NHS Education Scotland (NES), and will enable care home managers to record information including infection rates, demand on services and staff testing.

This should provide them with earlier warnings on trends and issues, prompting earlier interventions, and a clearer national picture of conditions in the sector. It should also enable them to review their data over time and demonstrate the quality of services and performance on safety.

Only identified staff will be able to access the information.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said: “This new web based tool allows care homes to store information in one central place, whereas before they were required to report in different formats and through many channels, which tied up resources and made trend spotting more difficult.

“Importantly, this means care home managers, health and social care organisations and the government will now be able to identify risks earlier and quickly take action during the current pandemic and in the future.”

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