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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in other EU countries decide to return to the UK in the event that their right to healthcare in those countries is withdrawn after Brexit.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 […]

23rd December 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 […]

9th December 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 […]

1st December 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 […]

1st December 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 […]

30th November 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 […]

30th November 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 […]

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