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 Royal College of Physicians – 'Patient safety compromised by NHS understaffing' 

Understaffing -  Royal College of Physicians

Senior doctors have raised new concerns for patient safety in the NHS across the UK in a new report released today.

The fears are highlighted in "Focus on Physicians 2017 - 18", the annual census of consultant physicians and higher speciality trainees (HST) workforce across the UK. The report has been jointly published by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Physicians of London.

The Future of Care Conference – back for 2019

Future of Care Conference

The organisers of the Future of Care Conference are delighted to announce that following on from the success of 2018, a date has been confirmed for 2019. The second Future of Care Conference will be held once again at the established venue of The King’s Fund in London on 19th March 2019 and will host a thought-provoking seminar programme with an outstanding line-up of speakers.

Speaking on the conference, Emma Barrett, Event Director, comments:Future of Care Conference

Harley Street Spine launch new website to make medical enquiries easier

Harley Street Spine lead surgeon Bob Chatterjee

Recognising the influence of internet when patients are seeking medical guidance, Harley Street Spine has launched a brand new website featuring updates on its services and expertise. 

Mr Bob Chatterjee, director and lead surgeon of the practice, has upgraded the online portal offering patients and medical referrers a chance to further understand a range of potential conditions – and the treatment pathways associated with them.

Looking forward to the Future of Care Conference

Looking forward to the Future of Care Conference

Against the backdrop of increasing service pressures within the sector, the Future of Care Conference provides a platform to look forward to the future and collaborate to support each other with advice and knowledge as we move forward despite the crisis in both funding and workforce.

This brand-new one-day conference consists of a range of high calibre speakers from across the industry who will impart their knowledge and innovative ideas. Sights are set firmly on the future as topics include ‘What next for the care home sector’ and ‘Understanding the trends and future challenges with Alzheimer’s’.

Autism care home receives inadequate CQC rating

autism care home inadequate

An autism care home has been rated as inadequate overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after it found an unexplained injury was not investigated quickly enough.

Inspectors found The Hoffmann Foundation for Autism – 4 Park Avenue in Wood Green, north London, also found that risks were not fully assessed and inspectors reported that two bathrooms were out of use. There was also an “unpleasant smell” in one bedroom and a bathroom. The residential care home can provide accommodation and care for up to six people with learning disabilities and may have autism or Asperger's Syndrome.

Outstanding rating for home care service

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Staff at a domiciliary care agency are celebrating after being rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

SweetTree Home Care Services – which is based in Swiss Cottage, north-west London, but provides home and live-in services across the capital – was judged as being well-led and responsive. It was rated good for being safe, effective and caring. The agency provides support to a range of people from the elderly and people living with dementia, to those with brain injuries and learning disabilities.

London to Paris charity cycle ride for Hill Care MD

Managing Director of Hill Care Group

A GRUELING charity cycle ride will be undertaken by the Managing Director of Hill Care Group.

Wendy Waddicor will pedal over 300 miles from London to Paris to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. She will spend four days in July next year travelling between the capital cities of England and France under her own pedal power.

The challenge will be the highlight of nine months of fundraising activities across the care home group, which is based in Chesterfield and operates homes across the north of England.

She announced the ride at Hill Care’s annual conference, which focused excellence through leadership, inspiring the group’s homes to organise their own events and activities in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Over half of people living in Britain wouldn’t know what to do in the event of a fire

 Great Fire of London in 1666,

To mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London in 1666, comparethemarket.com carried out a survey of 2,000 people living in Britain to find out if they would know what to do in the event of a fire. The research has revealed some surprising statistics:

• 54% of people living in Britain wouldn’t know what to do in the event of a fire 

• Almost 20% of people living in Britain don’t have building or contents insurance policies

• 44% of younger millennials (18-24 year olds) also don’t have building or contents insurance policies

• 38% of Britons also admit that they wouldn’t know what to do in the event of fire, flood or storm

Largest national event for health and social care which returns to ExCeL, London on 29th - 30th June 2016

Join over 9,000 senior health care professionals at the largest national event for health and social care which returns to ExCeL, London on 29th - 30th June 2016.

Health+Care will be home to a 17 stream programme, covering the most important topics that are facing the health and social care sector. Delegates to Health+Care will walk away from the conference with brand new skills and insight which will help them tackle a massively unstable financial future and dramatically evolving care landscape.

Register: http://closerstill.circdata-solutions.co.uk/Microsites/RFG/publish/HC16/?source=careandnursingessentials

 

 

 

Search is on for older person to participate in charity skydive

Home Care Preferred is organising a charity skydive and is looking for a person who is 70-years-old or above to take the 12,000ft leap. The cost of the jump and all expenses will be paid for by Home Care Preferred, an hourly and live-in care provider which has high street visibility, with all funds raised going to the Alzheimer’s Society.