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Royal Star & Garter fundraising campaign

Royal Star & Garter launches fundraising campaign amid COVID-19 pandemic

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…

Patient data

How genuine anonymized patient data will unlock the potential of healthcare

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…

Denise Baker reflecting on International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day 2020: The value of nursing associates

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…

Care Workers not being able to access testing

NCF Survey finds that only 22% of Social Care Workers have been 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…

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Innovative dashboard to manage staffing levels during Coronavirus pandemic

During the greatest public health crisis in a century, specialist nursing care provider, Exemplar Health Care, is continuing to innovate by introducing new technology…

Care Staff Show Gratitude

Borough Care Staff Show Gratitude For Donations

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…

care workers to Support End of Life

Work Together to Support End of Life Patients in Virtual Ward

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.
 
St Helena Hospice…

Lindsay Appleby protecting mental health

Why protecting mental health is key to resilience during this crisis

These unprecedented times have seen the health and social care sector experience a huge upheaval. We’re all acutely aware of the immense pressure carers and front…

impact of pandemic on patients with cancer

Researchers highlight the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on patients with cancer

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…

Key workers to access free training

iHASCO Offers Free Training to all Key Workers Across the UK

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…

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Mediquip turns training into action at COVID-19 units

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…

Man delivering groceries to carry on caring

Keep Calm and Carry on Caring

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…

Keeping the health and care sector working

Keeping Greater Manchester’s health and care sector working

New initiative launched by the Growth Company to tackle labour market challenges as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Businesses in the health and care…

Midwife carrying out maternity services

Maternity services are open for business – help us keep them that way, says RCM

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…

Edge hill to help Covid-19 patients

Dieticians help Covid-19 patients on the road to recovery

Dieticians from Edge Hill University are playing a critical role in supporting patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr Julie Abayomi, Associate Head of…

elderly couple increase fitness

Experts urge delayed surgery patients to increase fitness training during COVID-19

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…

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Lambeth Firefighters volunteer to assemble face shields for the NHS

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,…

National Technology Awards

PAMMS shortlisted in National Technology Awards

An innovative technology solution for the health and social care sector, developed by HAS Technology, has been shortlisted for ‘Digital Transformation of the Year’ in…

fruit and veg to Support Vulnerable Older Adults

Charity Releases ‘Self-isolation Survival Guide' To Support Vulnerable Older Adults

Charity Vegetarian for Life, which supports older vegans and vegetarians, has put together some tips on preparing as best you can, and how you might still keep in…

negative stereotypes about elderly

Negative stereotypes about elderly could be putting their health at risk

Stereotyping people in later life and treating all over-65s as a single group could be damaging their physical and mental health, according to a report from national…

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Reckless care home bosses disqualified

Reckless bosses of two care homes in the Midlands have been disqualified after they diverted council funds before abandoning elderly residents and staff.

mobile app deployed to help nhs

App deployed free of charge to help NHS and wider care sector

With tens of thousands of retired medics asked to return to work and a quarter of a million volunteers needed to help NHS through the coronavirus crisis, …

volunteers needed to help elderly

Help us help others - volunteers needed in time of crisis

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare call for volunteers to help older people during coronavirus crisis.

Luxury care home providers, Sunrise…

School pupil visiting care home

Heart-warming video as school pupil plays veteran’s favourite song

This week marks the first National Intergenerational Week, running from 23 March to 29 March.

To celebrate the week, Royal Star & Garter, which provides…

Protecting elderly woman

Protecting elderly and offering relief for stretched health and social care sector

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Paula Beaney, Quality Assurance Director at live-in care provider, Promedica24, has issued the following statement:

Over-…

Solihull care home residents excited for new pen pal initiative

Solihull care home excited to begin new pen pal initiative

Claridge Place, a care home in Warwick Road, Solihull, are keeping residents busy during the Coronavirus lock down, with one particular initiative that hopes to bring…

Old lady with sarcopenia

Nutrition strategies for patients with sarcopenia

Author: Harriet Smith, Registered Dietitian

Sarcopenia is a progressive and generalised skeletal muscle disorder, characterised by low muscle strength, low…

Nurses promoting strength and balance with wall graphics

New resource to promote strength and balance created by Paths for All

A new set of strength and balance graphics that can be used in any health and social care setting has been created by national walking charity Paths for All.

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New dates announced for Naidex 2020!

Further to its announcement of postponement last week,…