Dec 02 2009

National Back Exchange Conference 2009

Three EDGE trainers recently attended the National Back Exchange’s 2009 conference at Hinckley Island Hotel near Leicester. It was a very informative conference with some innovative speakers. The opening speech, conducted by Lesley Jenkins a behavioural analyst, was not only interesting and valuable, but fun and humorous. It detailed how people have… Read Full story

Sep 10 2009

Bedrails. The Argument Rages On.

The use of bedrails on the beds of adult hospital patients or care home residents has been a highly emotive debate since 1984 when The Lancet editorial at the time considered their use as ‘inappropriate and outdated.’ Read Full story

May 28 2009

Developing a Falls Management Policy for the Care Environment

It is understood that falls among the elderly cost the government £981 million a year. Research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health in 2003 indicates that almost 60% of this cost is borne by the NHS with the remainder spent on long term care. Analysts from the Health Economics Consortium at the University of York examined national… Read Full story

Apr 13 2009

The Care Quality Commision Has Landed

The new independent regulator for the health and social care industry in England 'The Care Quality Commission' (CQC) has officially arrived. As from 1 April 2009 'The Healthcare Commission', 'The Mental Health Act Commission' and the 'Commission for Social Care Inspection' no longer exist - these have all been replaced by the CQC. Read Full story

Apr 01 2009

EDGE Services and The Care Show

Over 1,700 care home owners, managers and professionals in care related businesses visited The Care Show in Bournemouth on 17 & 18 March 2009 and even more are expected at the next event scheduled to take place in Birmingham 3 & 4 November 2009. Read Full story

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