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Category list : Care England MICROSITE

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  • jessica nyirarudodo

    'Not everyone could do what I and my colleagues do'Subscription

    Opinion21 April, 2017

    Care assistants are the unsung heroes of care homes. We are the biggest part of the care workforce and essential to the smooth running of social care. Without us the whole system would grind to a very sharp stop.

  • minu mathew cropped

    'As a nurse leader, your role is to empower your team'

    Opinion15 February, 2017

    The support of a spine is imperative to stop us falling into a crumpled heap. In a similar way, having support and encouragement to be and do our best is imperative for us to provide successful care.

  • mary rabbitte cropped

    'I'm just a care home nurse'Subscription

    Opinion9 February, 2017

    I chose this title as that’s how people see me: ‘just a care home nurse’. But I know that I and my sector colleagues are so much more.

  • terry Elms cropped

    Taking the time to "stop, look, listen" in care homes

    Opinion26 January, 2017

    Nursing assistant, Terry Elms, realised that taking the time to acknowledge good care - however small it may seem - can have a postitive impact on morale

  • karen davies cropped

    'There's no need for care homes to feel isolated'

    Opinion23 January, 2017

    After reaping the benefits of the Teaching Care Home pilot, Karen Davies challenges other care home managers to reflect on how they can share and disseminate best practice within the care home sector

  • elderly care

    Developing the role of volunteers in care homes

    Features23 January, 2017

    Research in care homes found that where properly supported, volunteers can improve the wellbeing of residents, relatives and even staff

  • System to reduce waste and contamination risk in liquid medication administration

    System to reduce waste and contamination risk in liquid medication administration

    Opinion20 January, 2017

    For some time, I’ve questionned the accuracy of measuring liquid medication and how much is wasted in the process. I recognised that both administering and auditing liquid medication has unique problems and the current system of decanting to measure amounts given against stock has several drawbacks. 

  • maureen atkinson crop

    'Care home nursing offers the ability to build relationships with those we care for'

    Opinion24 November, 2016

    After initially retiring from nursing, Maureen was surprised to find that working in a care home reenergised her passion for the profession

  • janet percy crop

    'The hidden talent of the care workforce'

    Opinion18 November, 2016

    In Chester Court care home, entertainment is never an afterthought. Care assistant, Janet, tells us how she uses music to help residents express themselves and reach their potential socially.

  • jaydee blackett crop

    'The essence of good teamwork'

    Opinion11 November, 2016

    As a valued member of the care home team, Jaydee takes every opportunity to develop her skills as a HCA and improve the care she is able to offer

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