Nourish Care works with NHS to support care services during the coronavirus pandemic

With the world in the midst of a global pandemic, care services have become particularly vulnerable to the rapid spread of Covid-19, and many care teams are working tirelessly to ensure the safety of the people they support during this time.

Nourish Care, providers of a digital care planning solution, responded quickly to the growing pandemic by developing the functionality within their product for their clients to track and analyse cases of Covid-19 within their care service. Nourish have been working with NHS Digital with the aim of providing anonymised stats as part of a more detailed Covid-19 observation.

In order to allow for greater observation and to gain a clearer picture of the impact of Covid-19 across care homes in the UK, the Nourish team have also been working on a way to make this tracking and analysis accessible to all care services, not just their own clients.

The Covid-19 Tracker is a simple and easy to use platform that Nourish have made available to any and all care teams who wish to use it.

The tracker, which is accessible from any web browser, allows you to track the status of infection across people in your care and amongst staff. By recording data such as suspected cases, numbers of individuals who have been tested/awaiting testing, those who are high risk and those who have recovered, care services are able to get a clearer picture of how Covid-19 is affecting their service and those they support.

The data being recorded is also vital in helping to provide a national picture of how the virus has impacted those within the social care sector, and will support the ongoing response to the pandemic.

The Covid-19 Tracker is free to use and you do not need to be a Nourish customer. To start tracking Covid-19 in your service register here.

Join the national effort

The tracker will not only help you and your care team monitor, track and record cases of COVID-19, but will also help to provide anonymised data to the NHS, Public Health and other local authorities. This vital data will highlight the number of cases being reported in care services across the UK and be put forward in a bid to help co-ordinate a national response to this pandemic.