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Provider Newsletter August 2019


To the August 2019 issue of Essex County Council's Provider Newsletter.


Care Worker Survey

Enventure Research Ltd has been commissioned to conduct the Care Worker Workforce Survey (due to be distributed in September), and the Provider Relationship Survey (October). If you are happy for Enventure to contact you directly please complete this short consent form.

We would be very grateful for your cooperation in responding to these surveys. The results to both surveys will be presented to providers via forums and to senior ECC officers and so it is extremely important to us that we hear from as many of you as possible.


Care Provider Hub Survey

We would like to know what you like and dislike about our Care Provider Information Hub and so we have set up this survey to capture your views and suggestions. Completing the questions should only take about 5 minutes and you can access the survey here.

Thank you.


GSF Care Homes programme in Palliative and End of Life Care - Information Session

St Helena in Colchester is a Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Regional Centre delivering the GSF Care Homes programme in Palliative and End of Life Care across the region. The GSF Care Homes Training programme is the most widely used training programme for all care homes in the UK, supporting all elderly residents as they near the end of their lives.

Are you interested in accessing the GSF Care Homes programme?

Do you want to make a difference to your residents & families?

Do you want to support and up-skill your staff? 

If so, then come along and meet the facilitators at our free open access information session to hear more about the GSF Care Homes Programme and what this involves?

Date: Wednesday 20th November 2019

Time: 4:00-16:00

Venue: St Helena, The Learning and Development Centre, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Colchester, CO4 9JU

To book your place at the free open access information session, please email


Introducing E-Procurement to streamline our Domiciliary Care Processes

ECC is launching a new project to review the benefits for both ECC and Providers in automating the placement process via the use of an e-procurement system.  Our vision is, supported by technology, to ensure we are able to place individuals promptly with a provider who can best meet their needs and thereby improving the current sourcing pathway for our Service Placement Team (SPT) and homecare care providers.  We aim to save time within the process for both ECC and Providers, by placing new care packages and processing increases/ decreases in care via the e-procurement system.  In doing so we expect to improve the customer journey and gain management information that will help inform future decisions when designing our contracts to better support providers and customers. 

The project team are currently scoping and shaping the feasibility of systems and pathways to work alongside ECA, our care market and SPT to build requirements for our future system.  We intend to host a provider workshop in late September or early October, information on dates and venues will be available via the provider Hub.

Want to know more or get involved?  Please contact Sarah Collins


LeDeR Mortality Reviewer Job Opportunity

ECC is seeking additional capacity for LeDeR mortality reviews and is recruiting both permanent and fixed term posts. The closing date for applications is Friday 23 August. Please click here for more information. 

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