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23rd October 2020

COVID-19 Update: Job Support Scheme Announced (Last update: 23.10.20)

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

A factsheet outlining the Job Support Scheme is available for download here Download Now Alternatively, you can read the update here: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is coming to an end on 31st October 2020. This will be replaced by the Government’s new Job Support Scheme (JSS) which will come into effect from 1 […]

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22nd October 2020

The 2020 State of Care Report – a rallying call for change

Philippa Shirtcliffe QCS Clinical Policy Lead

The article was first published on The Carer – Issue 27 READ THE ARTICLE HERE Over the weekend my 18-year old daughter sat down to write her UCAS personal statement. In case you’re not familiar with UCAS, I’m referring to the all-important supporting document that those wishing to go to university must submit together with […]

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16th October 2020

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 16.10.20)

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

Download our social care weekly highlights here, it includes various of Covid-19 updates, such as the NHS Test & Trace, the Covid Alert Levels and more! Download Now Alternatively, you can read the update here: A) COVID-19: Immigration Health Surcharge – Published 01 October Arrangements have now been put in place for any non-EEA nationals […]

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15th October 2020

Global Handwashing Day 2020 – Free Hand Hygiene Audits & Guidelines

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

Today is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme, “Hand Hygiene for All” focuses on the importance of handwashing equity, which is important to beat the virus and […]

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13th October 2020

Improving the Care Experience for People with Dementia and their Caregivers

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Improving the Care Experience for People with Dementia and their Caregivers This is such a confusing, difficult and challenging time to be caring for people living with dementia. The restrictions and lack of resources caused by COVID-19 has had a negative effect on the people living with dementia, who may have limited access to social […]

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12th October 2020

Social Care Monthly Content Highlights – October

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

Every day our team is here to provide you with the most up-to-date guidance and information. In September, we continue to keep a close eye to the latest changes and have created useful documents such as a Hand Hygiene Observational Audits and a Staff Mental Health checklist. For residential services, we have added a new […]

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12th October 2020

Long Covid Specialist Centres Announced by NHS England (Last update: 12.10.20)

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Emerging evidence suggests that an estimated 10% of people who contract COVID-19 cannot shake off the effects of the virus months after initially falling ill – a phenomenon described by some as ‘Long Covid’. Respiratory consultants, physiotherapists, other specialists and GPs will all help assess, diagnose and treat thousands of sufferers who have reported symptoms […]

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12th October 2020

Is it time to bring families back into care homes

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

In my role as a Best Interest Assessor I spend a lot of time talking and listening to the families of people with dementia who are in care homes. It is a very stressful time for everyone. Although relatives generally understand why visiting is restricted, their loved ones do not. I hear things like “Dad […]

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09th October 2020

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 09.10.20)

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

Download our Social Care Weekly highlights here. It includes information on the CQC Transitional Monitoring Approach, NHS Test and Trace and more! Download Now Alternatively, you can read this week’s update here: A) COVID-19: CQC Transitional Monitoring Approach – Published 01 October This details the CQC’s new approach to monitoring services and regulating during the […]

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09th October 2020

World Mental Health Day – Wellbeing Top Tips

Dr Lucy Loveday

It is World Mental Health Day tomorrow (10 Oct). Now more than ever, it is crucial to look after our mental health when the world is experiencing the unprecedented impact of Covid19. Dr Lucy Loveday, a GP & experienced medical educationalist, has shared with us some suggestions to stay positive during a global pandemic.  A Wellbeing […]

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