Social Media Guidance

Source: The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman The LGA (Local Government Association) recently investigated a case where a care staff member took photographs of herself while in the properties of those she was caring for, including the complainant, and posted...

Care Home Burglaries

An Important Message from Essex Police The message below has been shared via Essex Police regarding burglaries within Care Homes across the local areas. Please get familiar with this message. There is currently an identified series of burglaries whereby elderly care...
Heat Wave Guidance

Heat Wave Guidance

Preparing for a Heatwave Many people enjoy the hot weather but there can be serious health consequences from too much heat and vulnerable groups are particularly at-risk in prolonged hot spells. High temperatures have significant health consequences and are associated...

A Cautionary tale for Residential Care Providers

Source: Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Care Home fined after resident died from complications after eating chlorine tablets   A care home operator has been fined £270,000, after a resident of Lomond Court Care Home, Glenrothes, Fife (who suffered symptoms of...

Immediate Access to Emergency Medicines Summary

Source: HVCCG Adult Palliative Care   The Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG) would like to inform care providers of the local enhanced service for immediate access to specialist drugs that would not ordinarily be kept in stock, but may be required...