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29th July 2013

Confusion over top up fees widespread, survey reveals

alexqcs

‘Postcode lottery’ for top-up fees in social care? A survey published last week by the charity Independent Age has exposed that...

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26th July 2013

Care Coordination- It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it …

Rosie Robinson Domiciliary Care Specialist

Despite working in Homecare for a number of years, I still lack the answer to ‘What makes a Good Care...

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26th July 2013

Don`t get caught with your policies down!

John Shapter Dental Specialist

I keep seeing CQC inspection reports with non-compliance issues that have common factors.  Yawn, Yawn, I know it`s a pain...

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26th July 2013

White Coat Syndrome – Hospital & GP Dress Code

John Shapter Dental Specialist

There has recently been speculation in the press that patients wouldn`t trust a doctor in a t-shirt.  This has sparked...

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24th July 2013

Harassment and bullying

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

What it is Definitions of these phenomena have varied over the years as interested bodies and legislators have struggled to find...

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23rd July 2013

A proportionate response to errors?

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

I recently attended a seminar on the management of errors in medicines administration and got into an interesting debate with...

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22nd July 2013

Objective of Liverpool Care Pathway may be delivered through personal care planning

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Good in principle but poorly applied The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is to be phased out following a review commissioned by...

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22nd July 2013

Preparing for Inspections

Rosie Robinson Domiciliary Care Specialist

t’s always nerve-wracking when you are expecting any independent inspection of your service. I recall a time when the CQC would...

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18th July 2013

New SlideShare Presentation – Improving care in the home: Standardisation, compliance and domiciliary care quality

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18th July 2013

An Element of Doubt

John Shapter Dental Specialist

I am about to use this blog posting to play `devils advocate`, by questioning one of the pillars of general...

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