Apr 03 2014

What Do You See, Nurse?

The following poem was reportedly written by a woman who died in a care of the elderly ward of Ashludie Hospital near Dundee, Scotland. It was found among her possessions on or around April 1974 so we are re-printing it in our newsletter to mark the 40 year anniversary. Read Full story

Mar 07 2014

NHS Change Day 2014

Thousands of people who work in the NHS are pledging to do something different to improve care standards as part of NHS Change Day 2014. Read Full story

Jan 21 2014

Advice for Walking on Snow and Ice

With freezing weather forecast over the next few weeks we are possibly going to be faced with the unpleasant task of attempting to stay upright whilst walking on snow and ice. Many home care workers walk their care rounds and the elderly and less able-bodied people we care for are particularly vulnerable to falls when snow and ice are on the ground. Read Full story

Oct 16 2013

CQC Consider Using Hidden Cameras to Monitor Care Services

The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) chief inspector of adult social care Andrea Sutcliffe has said that the inspectorate will discuss using mystery shoppers and hidden cameras to more effectively monitor social care services across the country. She added that there was a requirement to “consider the privacy and dignity of people receiving… Read Full story

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