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hand hygiene

Sanctuary Care is distributing specialist hand washing equipment across its homes to ensure staff and residents are aware of the dramatic difference proper hand washing techniques can make in combatting coronavirus.

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older shoppers buying online

As lockdown loosens, ParcelHero says internet retailers must do their best to retain baby boomers’ custom and permanent changes should be made to sites seeking the grey pound.

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Jean and lauren sending special wishes

Staff at Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, have been helping residents and their families send special wishes and stay in touch in lots of different creative ways, during the current coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic.

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app to prevent falls in care homes

Experts at the University of Nottingham have developed a new app that will help to reduce and prevent falls in care homes.

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Jan head of care Share Stories

Although nursing has evolved remarkably over the past few decades, the principle of selfless care and dedication to others is as relevant today as it has ever been before. To celebrate this dedication on Nurses Day 2020, we spoke to one former nurse who now lives at Sunrise of Bassett, and two nurses who work at the home currently, to find out more about their stories and uncover the similarities connecting their careers.

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using history to combat loneliness

The nation has never been more aware of social isolation and loneliness than in the current lockdown, but a new report published by Heritage Doncaster following a pilot project that started last Autumn may offer a glimmer of hope for those living with the devastating effects of isolation, and provide a template to museums and heritage organisations across the nation to use collections and curators to help people re-engage in the world.

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internet providers to keep care homes connected

NHSX and NHS Digital have negotiated offers with telecom companies to get more care providers and care homes connected to the internet during COVID-19.

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International Nurses Day 2020

Each year on May 12, celebrations take place around the world to mark International Nurses Day.

The date falls on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, and carries extra significance this year as it marks the 200th anniversary of her birth. As a result, 2020 has been designated as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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woman carrying out mental health training

In light of the Coronavirus crisis and subsequent lockdown, the figures around the number of people experiencing poor mental health has increased from one in four to one in three. 

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engineers carrying out safe working practices

A go-ahead Scottish company has pulled off a minor miracle – while maintaining the highest possible standards of safe working – to help get the new NHS Louisa Jordan temporary hospital facility up and running in Glasgow.
 

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Royal Star & Garter fundraising campaign

A charity which cares for ex-servicemen and women has launched a new fundraising campaign during the COVID-19 crisis.

The campaign, which adopts Royal Star & Garter’s core strapline Care with courage, highlights the every-day bravery displayed by its residents and staff.

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Patient data

We are now, unquestionably, living in the age of big data. The vast amounts of traceable data generated daily can direct everything from digital transformation strategies to epidemiology. And nowhere is this more relevant than in healthcare, especially at a time where analysing COVID-19 data is crucial to tackling the global pandemic. 

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Denise Baker reflecting on International Nurses Day

On International Nurses Day 2020 (May 12), Denise Baker, Head of School of Allied Health and Social Care at the University of Derby, reflects on the growth of the pioneering nursing associates training programme and the value of the role in such unprecedented times as these. 

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Care Workers not being able to access testing

The National Care Forum surveyed its members about the new testing arrangements. The survey represents the perspectives of a wide range of organisations who between them employ 31,262 staff. Of these 6,469 were identified as being a priority for testing (due to having symptoms) and attempts were made to get them tested. Less than a quarter (1,436) were actually tested (22%).

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care worker and service user manage staffing levels

During the greatest public health crisis in a century, specialist nursing care provider, Exemplar Health Care, is continuing to innovate by introducing new technology across its care home network, to help manage and maintain staffing levels.

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