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We all have a duty to prevent workplace harassment

March 30, 2022
Are you doing enough to prevent harassment in the workplace? From March 2023, employers will need to do more. Steph Wiggans, Solicitor at Napthens explains what it means to you.…
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Inclusive general practice for LGB patients

February 24, 2021
Research has shown LGB patients have specific health needs. They experience higher rates of depression, self-harm and suicide than the general population.  They are more likely to smoke, drink large…
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Human rights the foundation of great care

February 1, 2021
Today is Dignity Action Day. A day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in…
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Choose Kindness- Anti-Bullying Week 2020

November 16, 2020
This year during Anti-Bullying week from 16-20th November, the anti-bullying alliance will be raising awareness in their anti-bullying campaign ‘United against bullying’, and Monday kicks it off by wearing odd…
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Out of sight – who cares? Restraint, segregation and seclusion review – Lessons for all sectors

November 13, 2020
Out of Sight: Who Cares? The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published an excellent and much needed review of restrictions and restraint in services for people with learning disabilities or…
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Right Support, Right Care, Right Culture

October 26, 2020
CQC launch new guidance to support autism and/or learning disability services. Getting it right Updating their approach to registering autism and learning disability services, CQC has launched Right Support, Right…
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Mental Capacity and Human Rights – New NICE Quality Standard (Last update: 08.09.20)

September 8, 2020
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has brought out a useful Quality Standard (QS) on decision-making and mental capacity (QS 194, available here). Each NICE QS identifies…
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The Road to Liberty protection safeguards (LPS)

September 2, 2020
The liberty protection safeguards (LPS) were scheduled to come into force this October. Providers who have been worried about how to cope, with virtually no preparation and in the middle…
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