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Guideline for decision making and mental capacity

Source: CQC CQC have released a guideline which covers decision-making in adults who may lack capacity now or in the future. This guideline aims to help health and social care practitioners support people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity to do...

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Pressure Ulcer Safeguarding Adults Protocol

Source: Department of Health & Social Care The Department of Health and Social Care have developed a protocol which will provide a framework for health and care organisations to draw on when developing guidance for staff in all sectors and agencies that may see a...

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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...

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HCC – Reviewed position on funding for sleep-in service

Source: HCC This letter has been passed to us from Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) for circulation. You may have already received this by post. HCC has reviewed their position regarding the funding of sleep-in services following the Court of Appeal ruling from...

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HCPA’s December Network Event: Book your place now!

5th December | Shendish Manor | HP3 0AA The last Network Event of 2018 is taking place in early December at Shendish Manor | HP3 0AA, and the event will start with a presentation from the Director of Adult Care Services, Iain MacBeath, to review the outcomes and...

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Malnutrition Awareness Week

Commencing 1st October How can you support Malnutrition Awareness week? One in ten people over the age of 65 are malnourished, or at risk of malnutrition. Despite these statistics, the majority of healthy eating messages focus on weight loss and obesity. The British...

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