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Wishing you very Happy Christmas and New Year
Chris Jackson, National Chair
See the NASHiCS Video National Chair Annual Report 2018
Exposing the myths of Christmas Health and Safety
Don’t believe everything you read this festive season…
Health and safety is often wrongly cited as a reason for preventing pretty harmless activities from going ahead during the Christmas period.
See common festive twelve misconceptions from the HSE
NHS England announces free flu jabs for all Care staff.
NHS England has announced that Care staff are able to have a free flu jab.
Free injections for Care staff available from GP’s & community pharmacies. NHS England says that scheme is not intended to replace any established occupational health schemes that employers have in place.
Talk Health and Care.
The Health and Social Care Secretary has launched Talk Health and Care a space for you to talk about working in health and social care and what would make things better for you. There are 5 main areas or ‘challenges’ that can benefit staff: See the offer and Talk to him Contact Complete the web form
£240m Social Care bonus to avert NHS winter crisis
An emergency £240m will be pumped into Social Care in England to ease pressure on the NHS this winter by enabling more elderly people to be cared for at home.
Scottish Health boards receive additional £10m to help cope with added pressures over the winter months.
Provided earlier then before, the funding, which comes on top of the £9 million already allocated to support unscheduled care all year round, will allow health boards to put robust plans in place quickly. Details
Driving improvement report from CQC.
Case Studies from Nine Adult Care Services.
A collection of case studies that tell the stories of nine services that received an inadequate rating and/or enforcement action but were able to make improvements and achieve a rating of good. Here
Mobility Scooter Guidance for Residential Buildings.
NFCC additional guidance on mobility scooters in residential buildings.
This guide outlines considerations for responsible persons of residential buildings to help establish the safe use, storage and charging of mobility scooters. It focuses on commonly found situations. Details
NFCC Specialised Housing Fire Guidance
The NFCC Specialised Housing Guidance has been launched providing recommendations designed to protect residents of specialised housing from fire.
Revised Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.
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e-News issue 89 (November 2018) available for members
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News