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Reminder about Notification of Deaths

Source: Care Quality Commission (CQC)   CQC were recently asked to confirm the process for notifying them of the death of a person using a service. You must notify CQC if the person's death: took place while a regulated activity was being provided; or may have been a...

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Improvements to Factual Accuracy Process and Guidance

Source: Care Quality Commission (CQC)   Following engagement with providers and inspectors over the last six months, CQC are introducing improvements to their factual accuracy process and guidance. The changes will be introduced from Monday, 8 April 2019.   The key...

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Sage & Thyme Foundation Level Workshop

Talking to someone who is worried or distressed   Are you equipped to talk to someone who is worried or distressed? The Sage & Thyme foundation workshop, which lasts approximately 2 hours, teaches the following:   A memorable, structured approach for getting into...

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CAS Alert: Class 3 Medicines Recall

Source: Medicines & Healthcare Products & Regulatory Agency (MHRA)   FDC International Ltd. is recalling the following batches due to the presence of a precipitate, which as been identified as Sodium Cromoglicate, in some bottles. All remaining packs of the...

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HCPA’s First End of Life (EOL) study day

Fully funded End of Life study days for Leaders   We are hosting our first End of Life (EOL) study days for both Residential and Nursing providers and Home Care providers across Hertfordshire. The study days will be delivered by local hospices and aim to cover a range...

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EU Exit Planning Update

Shared by CQC on behalf of the Department of Health & Social Care Source: HSE The following letter was written by Steve Oldfield the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC). The letter is in regards to the EU exit...

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RIDDOR Reporting Form Update

HSE's suite of RIDDOR forms refreshed to improve user experience   A feature of the new forms is that, once a report has been submitted, an email copy will no longer be automatically sent to the notifier's email address. If required, the notifier has the opportunity...

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