MiDoS For Care
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MiDoS for Care has been designed as an online information hub for registered Adult Social Care services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
It provides access to a wide range of supportive information, which includes elements of the NHS directory of services (DoS), links to various community teams and a wide range of guidance and information from a variety of sources.
The platform itself is a collaboration between the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Who can access the platform?
The platform is available to all registered care homes, home care services and supported living providers in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
How is the platform accessed?
The platform is web based (MiDoS for Care) and is accessible through devices such as laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.
Each care service who requests access is provided with a username and password. These details can be shared within the care service and users can concurrently access the platform with the same details.
What type of content can I expect to see on the platform?
There is a wide range of guidance, information and contact details available through the platform.
- Digital (NHSmail, Data Security Protection Toolkit, Data Protection and Security, Digital Social Care Records)
- Reporting (safeguarding, serious incidents, LeDeR, CQC, quality assurance forms)
- Safeguarding (referrals, mental capacity, DoLS, Herbert protocol, types of abuse, monitoring framework)
- Health (hospitals, GPs, opticians, pharmacies, dentistry, health conditions, role overview, MDTs)
- General Care Guidance (hospital admission avoidance, palliative and end of life care, falls prevention, infection prevention and control, medication, mental health and staff wellbeing, nutrition and hydration, occupational therapy, mouth care, pelvic health and continence care, foot care, tissue viability, diabetes and district nursing)
- Supporting People with Care Needs (care planning, risk assessments, sepsis, health and safety, consent, equality and diversity, activities and exercises, equipment)
- Supporting Staff and the Service (health and safety, surveillance, climate change, weather, business continuity, training, recruitment, leadership, ICT skills, wellbeing, fire safety, physical environment and devices, workplace risk assessments, menopause)
- Care Reviews, Brokerage and Contracts (requesting reviews, duty teams, CHC, brokerage teams, contract teams, care brokerage platforms)
- Systems and Tools (capacity tracker, care brokerage platforms, NHSmail, assessment tools, example best practice documents)
- Support Services (fire service, advocacy services, healthwatch, chambers of commerce, care market development team, quality assurance team, emergency duty service, complaints, resilience and response, incident management)
- Care Quality Commission (key regulator pages)
What do users of MiDoS say about it?
Amy Duffy, Senior Commissioning Manager, Staffordshire County Council
“MiDoS is a one-stop shop to support providers – it includes IAG, support and training; it’s really easy to navigate and you can be confident it is trustworthy and up to date.”
Shirley Way, Locality Manager, Skills for Care
“Anything that saves care providers vital time and makes available up to date information, advice and guidance is very welcome in the care sector. MiDoS certainly offers this in one easily accessible format, enabling them to gain relevant knowledge from a broad range of sources and supports the delivery of quality services.”
Tinga Umera, Managing Director, Nexus Care Services
“Very useful tool for Care Managers and decision makers, having all the tools to support decision making makes all the difference in the provision of person-centred care.”
Suzanne Morris, Service Manager Provider Services South, Hawthorn House and Horninglow Bungalows
“I have used MIDOS for CARE for useful forms and materials which I use in care planning – particularly around PBS plans for the people we support.”
How can a care service get access?