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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%).
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.
Staff at Borough Care are extremely grateful to residents’ families and members of the wider community for their donations and kind words of support, as they continue to care for residents during the current coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic. Borough Care is the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport and has eleven homes across the borough.
A local charity and home care provider have joined forces to Support End of Life at home, helping to reduce the pressure on the NHS.
During these unsettling times, protecting mental health and those of our colleagues is of utmost importance. Here are my tips on how to manage difficult conversations and provide a support system for the workforce
New collaborative research from Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Split, Croatia and King’s College London has shown that the response to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is significantly affecting the treatment and care of patients with cancer.
Bracknell based eLearning provider, iHASCO, have announced that all key workers across the UK can obtain free access to their Mental Health Awareness and Infection Prevention & Control training programmes.
The announcement was made shortly after they were listed on the Crown Commercial Service’s COVID-19 Catalogue of supplier offers.
Across the country, it's a growing challenge for companies to make vital deliveries and install equipment to help reduce the load on hospitals and critical care facilities. When Gallions View Care home in Greenwich was being set up as a specialist centre for COVID-19 patients to ease the burden on the local hospital and other care facilities, the local Medequip team based at Woolwich turned training into action and was tasked with installing beds and associated items to equip 30 care rooms.
With the Coronavirus pandemic now sweeping the globe, we all need to heed the Government’s warning to stay at home and observe strict social distancing rules to safeguard our NHS and look after our families. But even in these exceptional times, there are some simple ways that you can help yourself feel more in control and make a real difference to the most vulnerable in your community.
Chefs of private residential care group, Sanders Senior Living, have begun to produce an extra 200 hot meals every week in an effort to help the vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis.
Businesses in the health and care sector struggling to fill vacancies to meet the challenges of COVID-19 can receive help from a new initiative from The Growth Company in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and delivery Partners.
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has called on every pregnant woman to support them in keeping services open and available. With maternity services across the country working to maintain as broad a range of services
Dieticians from Edge Hill University are playing a critical role in supporting patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Physiology experts are urging people on surgical waiting lists to consider using high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to boost the fitness of their heart and lungs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ShieldNHS, a temporary not-for-profit organisation, has formed to donate and assemble face shields to the NHS. With the help of firefighters at Lambeth station, London, ShieldNHS is on track to deliver 40,000 face shields to hospitals around the country within the next week.