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* Find guidance and information on topics such as Fire Safety, Restraint, Manual Handling, Scalding, First-Aid, Risk Assessment, Care Plans and much more.
* Look at details of our dedicated events you can attend to network with colleagues in the care sector helping raise the profile of health and safety If not a member, join today, and be part of our growing UK membership.
Chris Jackson, National Chair
See the NASHiCS Video National Chair Annual Report 2018
Networker – London
Date: 28th November London. Bookings Open
Venue: DAC Beachcroft city offices,100 Fetter Lane, London. EC4A 1BN.
Provisional programme: Here
Times: 10:30am – 4.00pm approx. Light Lunch and Beverages provided.
More information and directions to the event Here
NETWORKERS ARE OPEN EVENTS FOR MEMBERS & NON MEMBERS
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR ATTENDING
Events for 2019 will be published at the end of the year.Watch out for details
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, in a repeat of last year’s scheme.
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 a brand new space so that people who work in the health and care system across England can tell him how he can improve their time at work, and what he can do better to support them in their jobs. Talk Health and Care is 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
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£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.
The cash will help councils pay for measures like housing adaptations and care packages, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said.
“Getting people back home will “free up hospital beds”,
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.
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. The case studies explore how the services reacted to the initial rating, what they did to turn things around, and what they learnt through the process Document Here
Mobility Scooter Guidance for Residential Buildings.
Recently released additional guidance by NFCC 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. There may be alternative solutions of achieving the protections set out in this guide 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.
More information and Document Download
e-News issue 88 (September 2018) available for members
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News