Beware of Agency Pitfalls

HCPA has been contacted by CQC to share this local information   All providers need to be aware that there is at least one agency providing care staff who are potentially providing staff to services without carrying out recruitment checks.  This is, therefore, a...

CAS Alert: Class 2 Medicines Recall

Source: Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)   Summary Accord Healthcare is recalling all unexpired stock of the above products from pharmacies and wholesalers as a precautionary measure due to possible contamination with an impurity...

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...