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    “Care Sector Relies on Overseas Recruitment”, says care operator

    “Care Sector Relies on Overseas Recruitment”, says care operator

    Overseas recruitment is vital to maintain appropriate staffing levels in Scotland’s care home sector, a leading Scottish care provider said today.   Meallmore, which operates 23 care homes across Scotland, estimates about five per cent of its nursing staff are from overseas. Recruiting from the EU and beyond is now a regular management process and […]

    6th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Aldringham nursing home appoints new home manager

    Aldringham nursing home appoints new home manager

    Aldringham Court Nursing Home in Aldringham, near Leiston, has announced the appointment of Tracey Cumby as its new Home Manager. Tracey is an experienced nurse, with an advanced qualification from the English National Board of Nursing, and has worked within the NHS and the independent healthcare sectors.  She has managed care homes for the past five […]

    15th June 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 […]

    30th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Kingston Upon Thames nursing home rated Outstanding overall by CQC

    Kingston Upon Thames nursing home rated Outstanding overall by CQC

    A Kingston Upon Thames nursing home has been rated Outstanding overall by the Care Quality Commission. The White House Nursing Home in New Malden, was rated Outstanding for being well-led and responsive and Good for being safe, effective and caring, following the CQC inspection in January 2018. People living in the home, their relatives and […]

    26th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

    20th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    NHS Funded Nursing Care increase will not meet the huge pressure in the nursing home sector

    NHS Funded Nursing Care increase will not meet the huge pressure in the nursing home sector

    Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has expressed disappointment that the rate of NHS Funded Nursing Care increase announced for 2018/19 of 2% will not meet the huge pressure being felt in the nursing home sector.   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “Whilst we recognise […]

    6th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Stand Up for Legs’ is the call as campaign for leg ulcer awareness finds its feet

    ‘Stand Up for Legs’ is the call as campaign for leg ulcer awareness finds its feet

    LOWER leg and feet disorders are often overlooked by patients, carers and clinicians leading to thousands of people needlessly suffering simply because there is a lack of awareness.  Now, a lecturer from the University of Huddersfield, together with a team of experts, has been awarded funding from the Urgo Foundation to launch a national campaign […]

    23rd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

    22nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    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
    Local Mayor celebrates Aylesbury care homes 10th anniversary

    Local Mayor celebrates Aylesbury care homes 10th anniversary

    The Mayor of Aylesbury, Cllr Tom Hunter-Watts, was guest of honour to mark the 10th anniversary of Lewin House nursing home, run by local care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust. Originally opened in 2007 by Princess Alexandra, Lewin House is located in Aylesbury and provides specialist nursing care for 70 older people, including those […]

    7th December 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
    The Old Rectory Nursing Home, Exeter rated Outstanding by the CQC

    The Old Rectory Nursing Home, Exeter rated Outstanding by the CQC

    A care home in Exeter that goes out of its way to establish links with the local community has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May. Inspectors rated The Old Rectory Nursing Home, in Old Tiverton Road, Exeter Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well […]

    16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Wild West birthday celebrations at Surrey nursing home

    Wild West birthday celebrations at Surrey nursing home

    Cowboy hats and checked shirts were the order of the day as Belmont House Nursing Home in Surrey celebrated a year of providing first-class nursing care to the local community with a Wild Wild West Party. Belmont House, run by Caring Homes, is a purpose built nursing home in the principal town of Sutton. Offering the highest standards […]

    4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Nottingham’s Wren Hall is rated an Outstanding nursing home by Care Quality Commission

    Nottingham’s Wren Hall is rated an Outstanding nursing home by Care Quality Commission

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Wren Hall Nursing Home in Selston, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding.    Wren Hall is a large nursing home for older people, most of who are living with dementia. Wren Hall provides accommodation for 53 people.   Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate […]

    20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Residents, relatives and carers eagerly await egg-citing new arrivals at care home

    Residents, relatives and carers eagerly await egg-citing new arrivals at care home

    Residents, relatives and carers at Tall Trees nursing home have been eagerly waiting for the patter of tiny claws this week as they welcomed chicks to the home following an Incredible Eggs delivery. The eight chicks have all hatched out and have been doing the rounds at the home meeting all residents who are not […]

    19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Children benefit as Telford nursing home donates dolls house to nursery

    Children benefit as Telford nursing home donates dolls house to nursery

    A Telford nursing home has donated a much-loved dolls house to children at a local day nursery to help develop their imagination and interaction.   Kind-hearted staff from Myford House Nursing Home in Horsehay have given the Georgian-style dolls house to ABC Nursery in Lightmoor Village.   Debbie Pugh, manager of Myford Housing Nursing Home […]

    30th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home nurses across the country celebrate International Nurses Day

    Care home nurses across the country celebrate International Nurses Day

    Nurses working at Shaw healthcare care homes across the country were each presented with a box of chocolates in celebration of International Nurses Day last Friday. Shaw healthcare has 147 qualified nurses working throughout their services, with senior management wishing to show their appreciation of their hard work and dedication demonstrated by its nurses. Suzanne […]

    16th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Rugby nursing home marks VE Day with special event

    Rugby nursing home marks VE Day with special event

    A Rugby nursing home has held a special party to commemorate the 72nd VE Day.   Staff and residents at Willow Tree Nursing Home held the event which marked the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies on 8 May 1945, a day which heralded the end of the Second World War in Europe. […]

    11th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Yeovil nursing home enters into three month pilot initiative to relieve pressure on hospital wards

    Yeovil nursing home enters into three month pilot initiative to relieve pressure on hospital wards

    A Yeovil-based specialist dementia-care home has entered into a pilot with Yeovil Hospital in a new initiative to help further improve patient discharge from the hospital’s acute wards.   Acacia Nursing Home on Hendford Hill, run by Camelot Care, is working with the Trust on a three month pilot to use six beds for patients […]

    21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Older people’s care expert Lindsay begins national fellowship

    Older people’s care expert Lindsay begins national fellowship

    An ‘inspirational’ manager at a family-owned care home provider has won a coveted place on an older people’s care fellowship course at the UK’s top university for nursing. Lindsay Rees beat off strong competition from applicants across the country to join the one-year programme at King’s College London. The group-wide Care Operations Manager at Colten […]

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