New leaflets to support those new to social care

Source: NHS ‘NHS Digital’ have produced a new guide containing information to help those who may need social care, now or in the future, to understand options available to them and how to access services. Local authorities, NHS organisations and care providers can...

New improved Care Home access to NHS 111

Giving your Care Home the right type of medical support The NHS in Hertfordshire has been running a major campaign throughout October, urging people to call NHS 111 for urgent medical help. NHS 111 is the single telephone number to get urgent help from a variety of...

Appropriate creams when using oxygen

Source: NHS PrescQIPP With the potential fire risk associated with certain types of skin products, we wanted to share a document from NHS PrescQIPP, which was initially published in 2013, as a useful guide for care providers regarding cost-effect emollients with...

DNACPR Documentation and the Ambulance Service

We know there have been a lot of misconceptions and confusions around DNACPRs, so to help clarify please see this letter, which has recently been sent directly to Care Homes and should be kept on file to help Care Homes to verify the situation with GPs and Ambulance...