The importance of oral hygiene in care

Roger Daniels of Red Homes on oral hygiene

Roger Daniel is CEO at Red Homes Healthcare. Having grown up working in and around care homes, Roger has vast experience in delivering care. Here he discusses how important it is to have an oral hygiene policy in place… CQC research released earlier this year found that 52% of care homes were without an oral […]

Bookshelf – Care and nursing books for staff and families

care and nursing books - Evidence-based Practice in Dementia

We take a look at some of the new care and nursing books out there for staff and families. Covering a range of topics, these titles off CPD, advice and comfort as well as proving a great resource for activities. Sign up to our magazine for more care and nursing books and look out for […]

Gen Z: The answer to care industry staff shortages?

Youngsters can fill the staff storage gap in the care industry

A study conducted last year revealed that the level of vacant roles and turnover rates within the care industry are the highest they’ve ever been. One of the main factors for this is the ageing population – more people are reaching ages 85+ and are suffering from more complex health issues. The higher levels of […]

Care home nurses are REAL nurses

Care home nurses are REAL nurses

Recruiting and retaining the right care home nurses in order to tackle the social care crisis: by Lindsay Dingwall, Clinical/Academic Nurse Consultant for Older People at the University of Dundee and Lead Educator of the Care Home Nursing: Changing Perceptions course.  We already know that there is a crisis in nurse recruitment in the NHS, but care homes especially, are […]

Future-proofing the workforce: flexible training for nurses

Sally Boyle on flexible training for nurses

Sally Boyle, Head of School in the Faculty of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at The Open University, discusses recruiting and retaining more nurses through flexible training… The UK needs more nurses; this is a simple fact. Despite the number of nurses on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register increasing by 20,000 over the […]

Caring for carers: practical ways to make a difference

A Spearhead showroom bedroom

Russell Pillar, director of care interiors at Spearhead Healthcare, advises how the right equipment and training makes a huge difference – to staff, residents and families… All of us are aware that the care sector is burgeoning as our elderly population continues to rise. In fact, the Office for National Statistics has predicted a 36% growth […]

How can nurses and carers progress their careers?

Michael Johnson-Ellis of Healthier Recruitment on career progression for nurses

Michael Johnson-Ellis, one of the managing directors of Healthier Recruitment – an agency that fills vacancies for NHS, private and third sector healthcare organisations with permanent staff only – discusses career development… With services under pressure, tighter budgets and a lack of staff and resources, many nurses and carers report feeling stunted with regard to professional […]

Society’s social care training benefits residents and staff alike

Royal Alfred's Anne Kasey on social care training

Anne Kasey, Home Manager and Clinical Lead for maritime charity, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, discusses the importance of investing in training in the social care sector and how it benefits residents… It doesn’t matter which sector one operates in – having the right staff for the job is paramount to the success of any business. […]

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