Expert Insights

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.

Care Planning

24th November 2020

How well do we really know the people we care for?

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

I was feeling a bit out of sorts this morning. Tired, achy, grumpy and unmotivated. I’m sure you know that...

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19th November 2020

Taking Positive Risks

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

“Life itself is a risk. We cannot eliminate risk without eliminating the person.” Professor Rhonda May What is it that makes us...

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31st January 2020

Getting Ready for the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

We updated you in the summer on how things were getting on with plans to put the LPS into practice. ...

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12th February 2016

Absence of choice

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

We often forget that in organising and providing ‘ordinary’ lives for service users, there is something rather precious we omit...

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07th February 2016

Self-neglect and a duty to intervene ethically

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

I’m taking a break from the series of blogs on European social care this week (although I’ll be looking at...

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06th February 2016

How to move people without tears

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

Making sure your staff use safe moving and handling techniques is one thing; making this client centred can be quite...

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05th February 2016

If music be the food of love…

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Poor nutrition is commonly experienced by people with dementia. So it was with interest this week to see a new...

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02nd February 2016

Nature and stress

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

A six month research study carried out by a researcher from Exeter University has shown that watching nature films can...

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29th January 2016

Is it on the trolley?

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

Are we really offering people choices about their lives, or is the choice defined by what we make available, rather...

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15th January 2016

Exclusivity in Zero Hours Contracts

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Zero hours contracts have been the subject of much debate in the media recently, particularly in relation to the way...

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