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New guidance on preventing pressure ulcers in care homes

A new ‘quick guide’ has been published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence for registered managers of care homes. The guide, Helping to prevent pressure ulcers, has been written in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to help care home managers take appropriate steps to reduce the risks of […]

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Delay in Green Paper on adult social care

A House of Commons Library briefing paper has been published reporting on the progress of the long-anticipated government Green Paper on the future of social care. In the March 2017 Budget, the Conservative government said that it would publish a Green Paper in order to facilitate a public consultation on developing a sustainable means of […]

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Noel McDermott Psychotherapy and Consultancy at The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference

Expert-led training for counsellors, psychotherapists and healthcare professionals Thursday 21 March 2019, Central London   With one adult in eight (12.1%) receiving mental health treatment, 10.4% receiving medication and 3% receiving psychological therapy, the need for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK has never been higher.[1] Over 1 in 3 people aged 16–74 with symptoms of a […]

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Government paves way for integrated care providers to be set up

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that it is introducing changes to the law to make it easier for new integrated care organisations to be set up. At present, it is complicated for different NHS organisations to come together and deliver properly integrated care while each body holds its own independent contract […]

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CQC to improve how inspectors’ reports are written

The Care Quality Commission has announced that, from the 28 January, they will be rolling out improvements to their inspection report template and writing processes. The CQC states that these improvements are the result of collaboration and testing with providers and inspectors. Key changes are expected to include clearer formatting and using headings and bullet points […]

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