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Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

Brext ‘no deal’ will seriously damage the NHS

A ‘no deal’ Brexit would do serious damage to an already overstretched NHS, the Nuffield Trust warns today. Without deals in place to guarantee the rights of EU staff, secure vital cross border treatment in Northern Ireland and safeguard access to lifesaving drugs, equipment and vital medical products, patients could bear the brunt of a […]

7th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Staffordshire care facility celebrates 10 year anniversary

Staffordshire care facility celebrates 10 year anniversary

A care facility in Staffordshire held an event to celebrate 10 years of service to the community this month.     The Cottage Wing, part of Barton Health & Community Care Centre, in Barton-under-Needwood, was built in 2007 to replace the much loved, but outdated Barton Cottage Hospital and GP surgery. It now provides twelve, […]

2nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Nursing Assistant Programme across Wales launched by HC-One

Nursing Assistant Programme across Wales launched by HC-One

A care home in Port Talbot has awarded four dedicated care workers with new Nursing Assistant status through a new programme to help address the shortage of nurses in the area. Care Home operator HC-One has recently launched the Care Assistant Development programme across Wales to enable colleagues to develop their clinical and leadership skills […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Slight rise in satisfaction of adult social care services

Slight rise in satisfaction of adult social care services

70.1 per cent of people receiving social services care feel “as safe as they want” according to the results of a survey published by NHS Digital1 today. This is an increase of 0.9 percentage points from the previous year’s report (2015-16)2. Further to this, 86.4 per cent of service users reported that the care and […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Training in end-of-life care must be improved to enable a comfortable death-Study

Training in end-of-life care must be improved to enable a comfortable death-Study

Dying comfortably in very old age with or without dementia can be improved with good end-of-life training at home or in a care home, rather than a hospital bed. Very old people are more likely to die comfortably if they die in a care home or at home, compared with dying in a hospital, suggests […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
A day in the life of a care home nurse

A day in the life of a care home nurse

Marie Ancsell, a Registered Nurse, reveals what it is like to work for Encore Care Homes. Working here feels less like a job and more of a pleasure. This is down to the very supportive team and warm ambience I experience throughout the care homes. Encore’s staff are so passionate about what they do and […]

4th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Award-winning student nurse praised by Blaina care home

Award-winning student nurse praised by Blaina care home

A nursing student, who spent a six week university placement at a care home in south Wales, has been commended for her dedication with two university awards. Ambitious Daniella Crawford, a student at the University of South Wales, spent six weeks at Cwm Celyn Care Home in Blaina earlier this year as part of her […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC approves nurse-led homecare service for Canterbury

CQC approves nurse-led homecare service for Canterbury

Home care provider MyLife Living Assistance has won CQC approval to launch a nurse-led homecare business serving Canterbury. The company already provides home care in the local area and recently received an ‘Outstanding’ rating for caring in its latest CQC report.    It will now be adding high quality, bespoke complex healthcare to its portfolio […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Greater muscle strength – better cognitive function for older people

Greater muscle strength – better cognitive function for older people

Greater muscle strength is associated with better cognitive function in ageing men and women, according to a new Finnish study. The association of extensively measured upper and lower body muscle strength with cognitive function was observed, but handgrip strength was not associated with cognitive function. Cognition refers to brain functions relating to receiving, storing, processing […]

27th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Brexit, the real cost to the NHS and social care

Brexit, the real cost to the NHS and social care

The NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK in the event that their right to healthcare in those countries is withdrawn after Brexit. This figure could be substantially higher if the NHS has to pay […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
Bridgwater care home wishes nursing staff a happy International Nurses Day

Bridgwater care home wishes nursing staff a happy International Nurses Day

A Sanctuary Care home in Bridgwater has wished a very happy International Nurses’ Day to all their fantastic nurses. Friday 12 May marked a day of celebrations across the globe, where people united to show their appreciation for the amazing contribution nurses make to our society, and The Rosary Nursing Home in Mayfield Drive did […]

18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes say thank you on International Nurses Day

Care homes say thank you on International Nurses Day

Care homes run by family-owned Colten Care have paid tribute to their hard-working and dedicated nurses on a special celebration day. Homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex all marked Nurses’ Day with cakes, thank-you cards and even written certificates of recognition. Held internationally, Nurses’ Day is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the […]

18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Barchester care homes celebrate International Nurses Day

Barchester care homes celebrate International Nurses Day

This International Nurses’ Day, nurses in Barchester care homes and hospitals across the UK are being thanked for their fantastic work and celebrated for the vital role they play in care settings.   A box of Thorntons chocolates has been sent to nurses by the care provider, with a message of thanks from its senior […]

12th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care joins together to tackle over-medication

Social care joins together to tackle over-medication

The social care sector is joining together to stop the over-medication of people with a learning disability or autism who use care services in England. The campaign, supported by NHS England, is today encouraging all learning disability providers to sign up to a new pledge called STOMP (or STopping the Over-Medication of People with a […]

8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in care homes

Ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in care homes

Care England a body for independent care providers, has welcomed the launch of Teaching Care Home Impact Report. This suite of reports sums up the Teaching Care Home Programme; ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in homes, undergraduate nurse apprenticeships and all learning placements in care homes.    Professor Martin […]

25th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust response to NHS England announcement on hospital beds

Nuffield Trust response to NHS England announcement on hospital beds

Commenting on NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens’ announcement at the Nuffield Trust’s health policy summit, Nuffield Trust Chief Executive Nigel Edwards said:   “As our research published earlier this week found, there are many excellent initiatives that seek to move care out of hospital. But they often cost money, require new staffing and take time […]

3rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Health chiefs should not use the threat of hospital closures to impose weekend working says Nuffield Trust

Health chiefs should not use the threat of hospital closures to impose weekend working says Nuffield Trust

It is a mistake to use seven-day standards as the basis for deciding to downgrade or close down hospital services, new research by the Nuffield Trust suggests. A extensive review of the London Quality Standards (LQS), the London-wide precursor to the Seven Day Services Standards being incorporated into plans across England, finds that the threat […]

15th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Royal College of Nursing gives Sunrise double thumbs up!

Royal College of Nursing gives Sunrise double thumbs up!

Sunrise Senior Living UK is celebrating after securing Royal College of Nursing accreditation for the second year running.   Sunrise’s Clinical Governance Development and Leadership programme, a comprehensive programme of professional development for its nursing staff, continues to lead the field and has now received Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accreditation for the second year […]

24th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Pressures on the NHS are a real threat to patient safety-Report

Pressures on the NHS are a real threat to patient safety-Report

Five entire hospitals’-worth of extra beds had to be opened every day last winter  Pressure on beds in the NHS in England has become so acute that on any given day last winter, the equivalent of more than five extra hospitals’-worth of beds had to be brought into service to cope with surges in demand.  […]

29th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Nurse Plus delivers Christmas cheer to Gosport

Nurse Plus delivers Christmas cheer to Gosport

Kind-hearted homecare staff from Nurse Plus have been busy spreading Christmas cheer in Gosport, as they delivered presents to over 150 of their clients.   The generous employees donated, wrapped and delivered festive treats to all of the clients they care for in and around the Gosport area.   Nurse Plus’ Gosport branch manager, Gemma […]

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