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CQC Finds Continuing Failings in Mental Health Practice

Source: CQC The Care Quality Commission has found continuing failings in the way care settings apply the Mental Health Act Code of Practice. In its latest report, the regulator for England found that in well over a third of care plans (37%) reviewed, patient...

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Independent Care Providers Brought To Book

Source: Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) The Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) has had the power to investigate complaints about independent providers for more than 10 years. If they find a care provider at fault, and they do not agree...

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Attend These Free National NICE Workshops

Source: National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) Improve quality by working together across Health and Social Care at these two free events. Hear good practice and have conversations with people from across the Health and Social Care sectors about...

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Medical Device Alert: Skin Preparation Electrode Gel

Source: Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Summary The skin preparation electrode gel, manufactured by Mavidon, is being recalled due to risk of contamination and transmission of infection from the drug-resistant microorganism Burkholderia...

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HCPA Can Help You Claim Back Funding for Qualifications

There is still Skills for Care Workforce Development Funding available! The Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund covers most Adult Social Care qualifications from Levels 2 to Level 5 and is a contribution to support the costs of these. The funding is paid...

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Equipment in Care Homes

Source: Hertfordshire Equipment Service (HES) | Hertfordshire County Council The Equipment in Care Homes Guidance is a document devised across the Eastern Region of England (and being adopted nationally) by the National Association of Equipment Providers (NAEP). It...

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