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Power of Person-Centred Care: Putting Patients First for Better Outcomes

In health and social care, person-centred care moves away from a “one-size-fits-all” approach and focuses on the unique needs and individuality of each person. This leads to a better patient outcome, a happier experience for everyone, and in the end, a more caring and satisfying care system. Imagine if every person at work got to

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Understanding Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace

Testing for drugs and alcohol at workplace is common in lots of jobs. For some kind of occupations like driving, having a workplace drug and alcohol test is very important. While its purpose is to ensure safety and well-being, it raises a multitude of questions for both employers and employees. Testing people for drugs and

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Question and Answer on Wound Care and Use of Hand Sanitisers

Accidents happen, and minor cuts and scrapes are a common part of life. Even though they might seem not that important, taking care of them right is crucial to stop infections and help them get better. But nowadays, because many people use hand sanitiser, it can get confusing about how it fits into taking care

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Mastering Effective Communication in Nursing: Key Skills to Enhance Patient Care

In healthcare both clinical and nonclinical practice, communicating effectively is not just nice to have—it’s really important for giving patients good care. What you say and how you say it matters. This is why good communication is important to avoid unintended outcomes. Effective communication in nursing means listening carefully, understanding how people feel, being clear, being

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Understanding the CQC Standards for Health and Social Care

There’s an organisation in the UK called the Care Quality Commission (CQC for short). You may have heard of them before and hear colleagues mention CQC standards in care. But what exactly does the CQC do? And what are the standards they look for when inspecting health and social care services? In this article, we’ll

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A Simple Guide to CQC Inspections for Care and Nursing Homes

If you run or work in a care or nursing home in England, chances are you’ve heard of the CQC and CQC Inspections. This stands for the Care Quality Commission. The CQC is the organisation that regulates and inspects care providers to make sure residents are safe and receiving good care. CQC inspections can feel

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Sliding Sheets For Patients: How to Use, Don’ts and UK Regulations.

Moving and positioning patients in healthcare facilities is a daily necessity,  yet poses substantial risks of injury to both caregivers and care recipients. Knowing how to use a sliding sheet is important for better patient care. Sliding sheet injuries are a common occurrence in healthcare settings. Studies have found that the incidence of sliding sheet

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The 7 Golden Rules for Safe Information Sharing in Safeguarding

When handling private information about individuals, particularly children, safeguarding professionals must strike a balance between protection and privacy. These 7 fundamental rules provide ethical guidance to ensure necessary sharing is done lawfully to prevent abuse. Real-world case examples illustrate how to apply each principle correctly. What we covered: Rule 1: Data Protection Laws Are Not

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Why is choking more common in care homes?

Choking incidents in care homes raise important questions: Why is choking more common in care homes? What steps could be taken to lower the occurrence of choking in care homes? How can training enhance care home staff to respond effectively in such situations? In this blog post, we’ll give you answers to these important questions,

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10 Ways and Examples to Promote Dignity, Privacy and Respect in Care

Dignity in care matters greatly, and it is a sensitive area that should be considered by everyone. Allow me to share a heartwarming story that highlights what dignity, privacy, and respect in care means. In a small town nestled among rolling hills, there lived an elderly lady named Linda. With her silver hair and twinkling

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The Importance of PMVA Training in a Health and Social Care Setting

Improving safety and care in health and social settings is really important. One key part of this is PMVA training. This article tells you why PMVA training is essential for healthcare workers, including the laws and steps involved. PMVA means Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression. It’s training that helps healthcare workers stop and

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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults: Advocating for Their Protection

One in every five adults experience abuse, neglect, and harm in their lifetime in the UK according to Domestic Abuse Statistics UK. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable adults is a cornerstone of a compassionate, ethical society. However, abuse, exploitation and neglect of at-risk groups still persists. Effective safeguarding is essential to protect the

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Moving and Handling Techniques: Essential Safer Handling of People

Moving and handling technique refers to the correct and safe way of lifting, carrying, and supporting individuals to prevent injury for both the caregiver and the person being moved. Moving and handling safety is one of the most important skills for people working in the health and social care sector. It’s something that carers will

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Gaining healthcare and nursing competencies

As healthcare professionals, it’s essential to continuously improve our skills and knowledge to provide the best possible care to our patients.

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NMC Standards for Medicines Management: Ensuring Safe and Effective Patient Care

The management of medicines is a crucial aspect of healthcare delivery, as it directly impacts patient safety and the effectiveness of treatments. Nurses, as key members of the healthcare team, play a vital role in the administration, monitoring, and documentation of medication. To ensure high standards of care, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has

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Thinking of a career in elderly care? Here’s what you should know

There’s no doubt about it, the UK has an ageing population. This is why a career in elderly care will be a good choice for those interested because the future say so. In Britain, there are more than 15m individuals over the age of 60. Therefore, it’s no surprise there’s an ever-growing demand for quality

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What you need to know about leg ulcers

It’s important that you continually update and learn new skills during your working practice as a nurse or health care assistant. Ongoing training is not only important for CPD needs, but it’s also beneficial for the welfare of your patients. One vital part of training for all health care staff is that of tissue viability,

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The importance of autism awareness training at your healthcare practice

With active organisations such as the National Autistic Society working to break down barriers, and campaigns like World Autism Awareness Week seeking to provide information about the condition, the world has become much more willing to adapt to the needs and unique perspectives of autistic individuals. This kind of flexibility has never been more relevant

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The importance of continuous medical training for elderly care practitioners

Although elderly care homes are not treated as health institutions, most of the people in these homes need special medical care. While it is paramount to create a home-like environment, it is also important to understand the medical needs of the elderly. The duty of every health care practitioner is to ensure that the patient

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Why first aid training is vital for health care businesses

When it comes to health care training, first aid is one of the most important yet underestimated skills you should invest in as a care business. Health care is a varied industry, and there are many different training courses to take. From catheterisation training to complex care and clinical training, Caring for Care offers the

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