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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.

Health & Safety

17th March 2017

Confidentiality – how do you ensure everyone is protecting patient information?

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published revised, expanded and re-organised guidance on confidentiality for all doctors practising in the...

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15th March 2017

Manual Handling – have you considered the risk?

Dave Bennion Health and Safety Specialist

Introduction Accidents from poor manual handling techniques is attributed to around 30% of all accidents in the UK and approximately 11%...

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09th March 2017

What you need to know about RIDDOR!

Dave Bennion Health and Safety Specialist

Introduction As a social care provider part of your role as a manager will be to report accidents, incidents and near-misses....

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02nd March 2017

The use of mobile phones at work – Part 1 of 2

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Mobile phones are everywhere. I remember a time when there was no such thing as a mobile phone and later...

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22nd February 2017

Risk Assessments – How do we create them…? Why do we need them…?

Michelle Broutta GP Specialist

Some practices will undertake risk assessments annually, whilst some practices undertake them daily and/or monthly.But why do we need to...

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13th February 2017

Random Acts of Kindness

Philippa Shirtcliffe QCS Clinical Policy Lead

A few years ago, I was asked by my boss, who was new to homecare, to write about what he...

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31st January 2017

The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016 requires all employers to assess employees’ potential exposure to EMF (Electromagnetic...

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25th January 2017

How simple handwashing can prevent the spread of infection

Philippa Shirtcliffe QCS Clinical Policy Lead

Flicking through the morning news on my phone, amongst all the political doom, was a video - ‘Do you know...

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22nd December 2016

The Festive Season is here!

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

References The party season has already begun with preparations well underway in healthcare premises such as care homes, residential homes or...

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09th October 2016

The ‘Competent Person’ – Health & Safety

Sally Beck QCS Expert Health and Safety Contributor

Whilst undertaking a recent compliance review audit I was asked the meaning of the word ‘competent person’. This word is...

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