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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Adult Social Care

28th November 2016

Adverse Weather – Keeping Warm and Well this Winter

Philippa Shirtcliffe QCS Clinical Policy Lead

As I was driving home last night at 8pm after doing the ‘mum’s taxi’ bit, the motorway overhead signs were...

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18th November 2016

Too Soon To Go Home – Staying in Hospital

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

I came across a news story last month about an older lady in Sussex who had been staying in a...

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13th November 2016

Visiting Rights – Retaining Our Links in A Care Home

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

CQC has brought out Visiting Rights guidance following reports that relatives who raise concerns about care are being banned from...

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07th November 2016

Can We Talk About Signage?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  Do you support the independence of people who use your health and social care services through clear signs? Colour Stereo Signs I...

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31st October 2016

Activity Provision Is Vital for Health and Well-Being

Sylvie Silver Activities Specialist

Can you imagine sitting in the same spot for hours on end looking at the same unchanging scenery? This happened...

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31st October 2016

The Flu Ends With U!

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

Achoo! Somebody has just sneezed again in my pharmacy. I can visibly see the other waiting patients moving slightly away from...

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23rd October 2016

How Clear is Your Website – The Burger Analogy

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Looking through the eyes of an inspector, how clear is your website information? I remember watching the crystal maze as a...

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11th October 2016

Morning Rituals – Setting the Pace for the Day

Sylvie Silver Activities Specialist

  We all have rituals and routines in life that form part of our usual day. Many are such embedded habits...

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15th September 2016

Dealing with Rejection – CQC Refusals

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

I have to say I don’t deal well when there are flaws in my work.  It can feel personal and...

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15th September 2016

Making Plans

David Beckingham Mental Health Specialist

The Quality Compliance Systems toolkit contains a whole range of policies covering all aspects of support and care. How can...

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