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How to ensure your staff are administering medication safely

Care staff are often called upon to deliver medication in health and social care settings. This can be alongside busy jobs and competing demands from the people being cared for, and it can be a challenge making sure staff get it right. There are a number of key areas staff need to ensure they understand […]

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How good quality health and social care training will benefit your care workforce

Training staff is a given. It’s usually a mandatory requirement of local authority and clinical commissioning group contracts, the Care Quality Commission check training on their inspections and it’s vital to delivering a good quality service with high customer satisfaction. Training also has an additional benefit though, one which businesses sometimes forget in the midst […]

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What are the biggest issues facing health and social care in the wake of Brexit?

For public and private providers alike working in health and social care, there are significant issues to deal with in the post-Brexit world. Business leaders need to stay ahead of the curve in terms of remaining informed of changing trends and priorities and then planning accordingly with the right staffing, healthcare training, business organisation, service […]

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The importance of Moving and Handling training

Each person’s care needs are unique to that individual and can be as different as a person’s personality, with requirements differing even between two people with the same condition. Some patients, however, require assistance with even the most basic aspects of their care, including help with moving and handling their body on a day to […]

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How to prepare for an interview in health and social care

If you have finished your health care training, chances are you are looking for your first entry-level position. Looking for employment within the industry is not as difficult as you might be expecting. Our useful tips will give you all the guidance you need to help you search for opportunities and how to prepare for […]

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Oral suction saves lives: why skills matter

Knowing how to carry out suction on a patient struggling to breathe can undoubtedly save a life. The machines to help facilitate this become more advanced all the time. However, the skills and intuition required to use the equipment correctly also need to be regularly updated and reinforced. Why suction is needed The increasing numbers […]

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Personal Health Budgets – What Are They and How Can They Help?

Understanding personal health budgets and individual needs Personal Health Budgets are designed to give patients who have “opted in” much greater control over their health care provision. In essence they have opportunities to benefit from more “person-centred” care. For this system to work, the individual needs to be comfortable with how the Personal Health Budgets […]

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What is breakaway training?

What is breakaway training? In any line of work, there comes a time when confrontation is inevitable. Most of the time this manifests itself verbally. Sometimes, however, physical confrontations can arise. Some sectors, in particular the care sector, are more prone to physical confrontations and no matter how hard you try to resolve problematic issues, […]

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Complex Care

Complex care What is complex care? In brief, complex care, also known as long-term care or continuing care, is given to patients with significant, continuing healthcare issues such as chronic illness and disabilities that can arise after receiving hospital treatment. These health care issues could include brain damage, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, […]

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What training do I need to become a carer?

What training do I need to be a carer? With so many vulnerable people in society, from young children to disabled adults, carers play such an important role in many families around the UK. Although being a caring is a lot of hard work and dedication it is immensely rewarding. So, if you’re looking to […]

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