Dec 02 2008

2007/2008 Statistics from the HSE

The most recent statistics from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) indicate that an estimated 5.1 million days were lost due to work related ill-health or injury within the health and social work industry in 2007/08. This gives an estimated rate of 1.9 days lost per worker, higher than the rate of all industries. Read Full story

Oct 20 2008

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The Care Services Minister is to undertake a consultation aimed at improving the safeguarding of vulnerable adults from abuse - and to discover the best means by which abuse in the care system can be tackled. Read Full story

Oct 01 2008

New Care Quality Commission Launched

A new regulator for the health and social care industry’s has come into existence. The new Care Quality Commission (CQC) replaces the existing regulator/inspectorate bodies of the Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Commission. Read Full story

Apr 01 2008

The Effect of Manual Handling Training

We have been contacted recently by a number of people regarding a recent Finnish report published in the British Medical Journal entitled ‘Effect of training and lifting equipment for preventing back pain in lifting and handling: systematic review.’ Read Full story

Oct 16 2007

What's in a Name?

It has recently been decided, with effect from 1 November 2007, to rename our 'Managing Violence & Aggression in the Workplace Key Trainer Certificate' course as: Read Full story

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