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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 […]

April 25, 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 […]

March 3, 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 […]

February 15, 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 […]

January 24, 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.  […]

December 29, 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 […]

December 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

An employee at an Ayrshire care home has become one of the first care workers to complete an NHS initiative, primarily set up for ward nurses. Victoria Haswell, who works at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home in Whitletts, undertook the Flying Start programme over a four month period, while maintaining her daily work responsibilities. The Flying […]

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Healing light therapy trial for Forth Valley care home

Healing light therapy trial for Forth Valley care home

Pioneering light therapy used on a trial basis at a specialist care home in Forth Valley is now to become a permanent treatment at the home for a range of conditions, including pressure ulcers.    The light therapy will assist patients at Marchglen Care Centre in Clackmannanshire, where it has been used to help long term resident […]

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Research will look at scale of emergency calls related to dementia

Research will look at scale of emergency calls related to dementia

A NIHR-funded research project led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in partnership with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust will look at calls to emergency services from older people with multiple health problems which include dementia.   Working with East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) and South Western […]

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lords Committee on Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS to hear from Jeremy Hunt

Lords Committee on Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS to hear from Jeremy Hunt

The House of Lords Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS enters its final month of oral evidence sessions in December before it drafts its report ahead of expected publication in late March 2017. The Committee’s final month of evidence sessions is a busy one, seeing it take evidence from 24 witnesses across three […]

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
First City Group appoints Excalibur Communicaations of Swindon as its new IT and mobile partner

First City Group appoints Excalibur Communicaations of Swindon as its new IT and mobile partner

First City Group, who employ almost 500 staff for its nursing and training services, has appointed Excalibur Communications of Swindon as its new IT and mobile partner.   The appointment follows the successful new communications infrastructure that Excalibur recently introduced for Home Instead Senior Care Swindon & Vale of the White Horse, a growing provider […]

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Autumn Statement grim news for social care and NHS says Nuffield Trust

Autumn Statement grim news for social care and NHS says Nuffield Trust

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today, Prof John Appleby, Chief Economist of the Nuffield Trust health think-tank, said:   “The Chancellor’s failure to heed any of the calls for more money for social care means that vulnerable elderly and disabled people will pay the price.  Our calculations show there are already 400,000 fewer people […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nuffield Trust responds to newly released NHS financial figures

Nuffield Trust responds to newly released NHS financial figures

Commenting on the latest financial figures from NHS Improvement, Nuffield Trust Senior Policy Analyst Sally Gainsbury said: “Today’s figures lay bare the dilemma facing NHS hospitals and other services. More and more people need healthcare, yet the money available to provide it is tightly squeezed.  “NHSI’s report shows hospitals and other services are now forecasting […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dedicated care worker retires at the age of 82

Dedicated care worker retires at the age of 82

A worker from homecare provider Nurse Plus Dover was praised for her long-standing caring career as she retires at the age of 82.   Sam Sellars, born in Middlesborough in September 1935, joined the Nurse Plus team in 2011, then aged 75.  Her caring career began in 1953 where she was a nurse at Newcastle […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
New manager appointed at Nottingham independent hospital

New manager appointed at Nottingham independent hospital

Danshell Healthcare Group has appointed Carole Guy as Manager of Cedar Vale independent hospital in Nottingham. A qualified nurse with over 15 years’ experience, Carole has worked in both operational and service development roles. She joins Danshell from another healthcare provider where one of her key responsibilities was to assess new admissions and plan care […]

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Unannounced CQC inspection gives outstanding result for Leeds hospice

Unannounced CQC inspection gives outstanding result for Leeds hospice

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds to be Outstanding overall, following an unannounced inspection carried out in July. The St Gemma’s Hospice, in Moortown, provides expert palliative and end of life care for people with life limiting illnesses and support for their families and […]

October 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home nurse celebrates twenty years of caring

Care home nurse celebrates twenty years of caring

A nurse at a Catterick Garrison nursing home for the elderly was treated to a surprise party to celebrate her two decades of service to the home and its residents.   Helen McFarlane-Stevens has worked at Rosedale Nursing Home, which provides permanent and respite care for up to 63 people with nursing, residential and dementia-related […]

September 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lords to debate impact of Health and Social Care Act 2012 on NHS

Lords to debate impact of Health and Social Care Act 2012 on NHS

  Members of the Lords, including a former Secretary of State for Health, the chairman of the Lords Select Committee on NHS Sustainability and the President of the UK Health Forum, will debate the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on the current performance of the National Health Service and its future […]

September 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Clydebank care home manager’s contribution leads to nursing award nomination

Clydebank care home manager’s contribution leads to nursing award nomination

A manager at a Glasgow care home is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious nursing leadership award. Graham Kelly, General Manager at Bupa’s Hillview Care Home in Clydebank scooped a nomination for the coveted Sue Pembrey Award 2016, which recognises clinical leaders who play a vital role in creating person-centred cultures within which all […]

September 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hanover opens its first re-ablement care flat in Bradford

Hanover opens its first re-ablement care flat in Bradford

With hospitals coming under increasing pressure to discharge patients as quickly as possible, and the numbers of emergency re-admissions on the increase, Hanover Housing has launched a re-ablement care flat to help ease the transition for older people being discharged from hospital early in the Bradford area and to help prevent the risk of isolation. […]

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