Care home news
The indoor air quality in nursing homes can have a serious effect on the lung health of older residents, according to the findings of a European study.
An electronic portfolio of competencies achieved by healthcare assistants and signed off by registered staff should be introduced to “raise the bar” in standards, a national review of care and nursing education has recommended.
Thames Valley Police has launched a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive, the Care Quality Commission and Bracknell Forest Council following two unexplained deaths.
A “new arm of the NHS” in the form of 5,000 “homecare workers” would be created by Labour were the party to win the general election.
A former nursing director has been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council register after the regulator found she had failed to ensure vulnerable residents at a “deteriorating” care home were safeguarded from potential harm.
Patients admitted to hospital from care homes are commonly dehydrated on admission and consequently are at significantly greater risk of in-hospital mortality, according to a major UK study.
Investors have backed a management buyout of one of the country’s largest suppliers of agency nursing staff for domiciliary care.
A new framework is aiming to assure NHS staff about standards in care homes, and bring the two sectors closer together.
An unregistered nurse is reported to have worked as a deputy manager at a Scottish care home, which was the focus of an investigation in 2012.
A hospital on the South coast is to tell overstaying patients fit enough to go home they will have seven days to leave or face possible legal action, amid fears of bed-blocking.