CQC brings prosecution against Liverpool care home.

A care provider that failed in its duty to provide safe care and treatment

CQC brought the prosecution against the owners of Mossley Manor Care Home in Liverpool, following 14 offences including failing to provide safe care and treatment resulting in residents being exposed to significant risk of avoidable harm, failure to notify CQC of the deaths of ten residents, and failure to notify us of three serious incidents.

The providers were fined £60,000 for failing to provide safe care and treatment and £20,800 for the 13 offences of failing to notify us of deaths and serious incidents. They were also ordered to pay the prosecution costs of £1509.72 and a £120 victim surcharge.
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NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS – Period of Office 2017-2019

Nominations are invited for the 6 posts of national Executive members.

The period of office for the current National Executive Members is 2 years, ending June 2017 and therefore elections must take place in line with the constitution for the period 2017-2019.

This is your opportunity to get involved with your association. If only one aspect below attracts your attention then send in a nomination.

Bring along skills, knowledge and experience in Safety and Health matters affecting the Care Sector.
We have plans to widen membership, so help us reach out to all the care sector, developing effective marketing plans and promotional ideas.

Make us the “must belong to” Association for Social Care.
  • Represent your Association at care sector events;
  • Help plan for future events, seminars and conferences;
  • Have the power to influence the sector and set standards;
  • Can you bring experience in managing an association?
  • Promoting safety and health with a chance to make a real difference;
  • Ensure the Executive is representative of its members;
  • Work with other “non safety” organisations to effect change.
Nominations will be accepted electronically  by email to administrator@nashics.org and must include the following:
a) Name of person(s) nominated;    b) Name of proposer.
Persons nominated and those proposing. must be Members of NASHiCS.

Please ensure that the nominee has agreed to stand and will be able to get involved..
>  attend a minimum of 2 National Executive meetings a year,
>  input to chosen project groups, & work with others offering guidance,
> engage & make us well known across all social media platforms.

More information on the role can be obtained either by contacting your National Officers, Chris or Andy and/or any current National Executive  Members & Richard  Administrator.. Tel 07840160030

Safety in Care Awards 2017

Nominations are now Open

In what seems to have been a very busy and intense time for Social Care, we are very pleased to announce that nominations have opened for our National Safety in Care Awards 2017.

Just think across all those people you work with in your organisation, in a partner organisation or an associated agency.
There will be someone out there who deserves recognition, that extra praise, or that personal thank you, for their dedication, skill, and commitment to safety and health.

Three Categories to choose from this year.

Look in the NASHICS_Awards_Brochure_ to give you every opportunity of been able to include your nomination. Many do have in-house awards, so what a great place to start when considering putting someone forward for the NASHiCS – National Safety in Care Awards 2017.

Take this opportunity

which will allow us all to recognise  the good things which take place day in and day out across the sector.
Presentations to celebrate these achievements will take place at the prestigious Safety in Care Awards Dinner  on Tuesday the 12th September 2017, as part of our National Health and Safety Conference for Social Care called The Fair Way to a Safer Way”.   

So get your thinking caps on, and send in your nominations.
All the details can be found on our website.

It’s in your hands  – make it happen  – you only have until


4th July 2017

NOMINATION FORM

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How Care Homes Can Make Compliance Easy

Home is where we feel safe, but it is also the place where we’re most likely to die in a fire. For the older generation, the most recent government statistics are shocking.

In the 2014/15 government report, it was found that 41% of all fatalities from fires in England were 65 years old and over. This makes the elderly 10 times more likely to die in a fire than younger people.

Why are older people more at risk?

There are many factors that contribute to older people being at greater risk

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Additional Guidance for Fire Safety. Residential Care Premises Operators

NASHiCS is pleased to announce that the Additional Guidance for fire safety in residential care homes has been updated and is now available.

The additional guidance was produced by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) to accompany the Communities and Local Government (CLG) guide, entitled Fire Safety Risk Assessment – Residential Care Premises. The CLG guide was published so operators knew how to comply with the Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005.

NASHiCS continue to work with CFOA on guidance for fire safety and if you have any queries on this please contact.
Steve.McConnell@dimensions-uk.org

The additional guidance document can be downloaded

CLG Guide Additional Guidance Document REV2016

Cranky Old Man

When an elderly man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.  Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, They found this poem.  Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.  One nurse took her copy to Melbourne.  The old man’s sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in magazines for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this elderly man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this ‘anonymous’ poem winging across the Internet.

Cranky old man

Using hidden cameras to monitor care

The CQC has published information for people who are thinking about using hidden cameras – or any type of recording equipment – to monitor someone’s care.

Aimed at families, carers and people who use health and care services, the leaflet sets out some of the things you can consider if you are thinking of using recording equipment, as well as explaining other steps you can take to raise your concerns.

Controversial subject

Our Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, said: “We all want people using health and social care services to receive safe, effective, high quality and compassionate care. It is what everyone has a right to expect.

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