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    Singing, Sandwiches and Sunshine – Care Home Open Day with HC-One

    Singing, Sandwiches and Sunshine – Care Home Open Day with HC-One

    Across its family of homes around the UK, leading care provider HC-One welcomed hundreds of local people and distinguished guests into their homes to celebrate the sixth annual Care Home Open Day in style on 21st April.   Care Home Open Day is a national event that gives local people the opportunity to learn more […]

    2nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Survey uncovers the real reasons why people choose a career in older people’s nursing

    Survey uncovers the real reasons why people choose a career in older people’s nursing

    Care home staff have come out in force to highlight the top reasons to pursue a career in older people’s nursing. Respondents have celebrated the profession for its clinical practice and progression opportunities, fighting back against false impressions within the industry.   The Care to Care survey was run by Bupa in partnership with the […]

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    Special recruitment drive tempts nurses into care

    Special recruitment drive tempts nurses into care

    A nursing home’s recruitment campaign offering new nurse recruits a free holiday in the sun before they start work, is already paying dividends. Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home in Scarborough launched its new golden hello package on Saturday during Care Home Open Day and has already got half a dozen potential  candidates. The welcome package offers […]

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    HC-One announces re-launch of pioneering Nursing Assistant Programme

    HC-One announces re-launch of pioneering Nursing Assistant Programme

    In the context of a national shortage of nurses across the country, as well as the dramatic rise in the use of agency staff in the health and social care sectors, HC-One, a leading care home provider in the UK are offering an alternative solution to a problem faced by care providers and the NHS […]

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    New guidelines for recognising and assessing pain in older adults

    New guidelines for recognising and assessing pain in older adults

    New recommendations to help healthcare professionals recognise and assess levels of pain in older people were published today in the scientific journal Age and Ageing. The guidelines were developed by the British Geriatrics Society, the British Pain Society, the Royal College of Nursing, in collaboration with researchers at Teesside University, Anglia Ruskin University, University of […]

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    TV and radio presenter Kate Garraway leads the hunt for Britain’s best nurses

    TV and radio presenter Kate Garraway leads the hunt for Britain’s best nurses

    The UK’s most prestigious nursing accolades, the RCNi Nurse Awards, have officially opened in search of Britain’s nursing heroes. Now in their 31st year, the RCNi Nurse Awards identify and celebrate nurses who, every day, go above and beyond to save lives, provide outstanding care for patients and transform nursing practice for the better. The […]

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    Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive comments on NHS winter crisis

    Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive comments on NHS winter crisis

    Nuffield Trust’s Chief Executive, Nigel Edwards responds to NHS England’s weekly winter operational statistics and monthly combined performance summary:   “Today’s figures clearly reveal why the NHS is under such extraordinary pressure this winter. Just a week into the New Year and with two months of winter to go, bed occupancy levels are running at […]

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    Impact of inactivity on muscles more severe for older people

    Impact of inactivity on muscles more severe for older people

    According to a recent study published in The Journal of Physiology, researchers have been able to document for the first time how the same period of inactivity has a greater and more severe impact on the muscle power of the lower limbs of the elderly than young people, which is essential for movements like climbing […]

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    Blairgowrie care home bids fond farewell to long serving housekeeper

    Blairgowrie care home bids fond farewell to long serving housekeeper

    A care home in Blairgowrie is saying farewell to the housekeeper who has been part of the team for almost 30 years, as she takes a well-earned retirement. Helen Lovie, who was the housekeeper at Muirton House, on Essendy Road, has retired from the post after 28 years of service. Helen was initially employed as […]

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    Care home nurses from across the South come together to celebrate clinical excellence

    Care home nurses from across the South come together to celebrate clinical excellence

    Care home nurses from across the South have come together for a team conference focused on learning and the pursuit of clinical excellence.   More than 60 registered general and mental health nurses employed by family-owned Colten Care discussed topics they themselves had put forward for the agenda. Represented were all 20 of the provider’s homes […]

    8th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    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, […]

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    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 […]

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