Category Archives: Healthcare

The BBC’s Care Calculator

The BBC has launched an online guide to the care system for the over-65s. The “care calculator” covers both residential care and the support provided in people’s own homes, for tasks such as washing and dressing. Users can submit their … Continue reading

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MPs call for kinder and cheaper approach to end of life care

Story taken directly from The Independent (independent.co.uk) The state should pay for the dying to be cared for in their own home if that is what they and their family want, MPs have said. The Health Select Committee said social … Continue reading

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How much sleep are you losing?

Losing just 30 minutes of sleep a day could lead to life-shortening obesity and type-2 diabetes Scientists studied the sleep patterns of 552 people to assess ‘sleep debt’ Found those who lose 30 minutes of sleep in the week are … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Hydration Week in England

This week, commencing 16th March 2015, is Nutritrion and Hydration week. Nutrition and Hydration Week is a collaboration between: Hospital Caterers Association National Association of Care Catering Patient Safety Domain NHS England Their mission is to create a global movement … Continue reading

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It’s Salt Awareness Week in Northern Ireland!

CASH (Consensus Action on Salt and Health) are celebrating their 16th National Salt Awareness Week this week! Over the 16th – 22nd March 2015 they will be highlighting the importance of giving children a low salt diet early in life. … Continue reading

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Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good overall

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good overall following a Care Quality Commission inspection in December. Services were rated as Good for being effective, caring, responsive, and well led, and as Requires Improvement for … Continue reading

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Anyone for a National Sickie Day?!

An interesting little piece from Ginny Tyler on employees who call in sick for work has been published on the ukqcs.co.uk website. We’ve provided the piece here for you to read, think about, and form an opinion on! “Apparently the … Continue reading

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City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust rated as Good overall by Chief Inspector of Hospitals

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated the services provided by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust as Good overall following a Care Quality Commission inspection in September. Trust services were rated as Good for being effective, caring, and well … Continue reading

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St Marks Court, Gateshead, is rated as Inadequate by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told St Marks Court in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear that it must make improvements or face further enforcement action. During an unannounced inspection in November 2014, inspectors found that the home on Spilt Crow … Continue reading

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Anley Hall Nursing Home is rated as Inadequate by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Anley Hall Nursing Home in Settle, North Yorkshire that it must make improvements or face enforcement action. During an unannounced inspection in November 2014, inspectors found that the home on Skipton Road, was … Continue reading

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