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Welcome to the QCS blog, where you can find all the latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. Along with a number of useful guides.  For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

What do you know about Down’s Syndrome?

What do you know about Down’s Syndrome? ›

14th April 2014 | Categories: Learning Disability

March 17th to 20th 2014 was Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week, so time to improve your knowledge with some facts about this condition. I first met Margaret in 1988 when her elderly mother died and her father was too ill to care for her. Before this, nobody in the local social services or health community knew…

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CQC Registration One Year On

CQC Registration One Year On ›

11th April 2014 | Categories: GPs

What was required? What a year it has been, especially since April 2013 all providers of primary medical services should have been registered with the CQC. When providers apply for registration with the CQC they must specify which regulated activities they provide. There are 15 regulated activities that can trigger the need to register with…

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When is a Probiotic not a Probiotic?

When is a Probiotic not a Probiotic? ›

11th April 2014 | Categories: Food & Nutrition

There is continued public interest in the area of probiotics and health, but have you noticed something odd about the word ‘probiotic’ on yogurt packs? For the very observant, you may have noticed that the word has largely disappeared. To appreciate why this has happened you need to be aware of the official definition of…

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Are We Living to Work or Working to Live?

Are We Living to Work or Working to Live? ›

11th April 2014 | Categories: Human Resources

In recent years Britains employees have been in the headlines for working some of the longest hours in Europe.  A survey from StepStone and totaljobs.com in June 2013, showed that ‘two thirds of UK employees admitted to be dissatisfied with their work life balance, whilst 42% said the stress of work affects their home life’. …

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The Question No One Wants to Ask

The Question No One Wants to Ask ›

10th April 2014 | Categories: Dementia

The most asked question from families of those living with an advanced dementia (and often the one they really want to ask) is ‘if Mam or Dad has this – will I or my children get it too?’ It can be a difficult question to answer as usually it’s a question asked when symptoms are…

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Waiting at the Traffic Lights

Waiting at the Traffic Lights ›

10th April 2014 | Categories: Mental Health

There’s been a lot of work done over the last twenty years or more to promote social inclusion, getting people with learning disabilities and mental health problems to have a greater stake in society, in terms of employment, leisure and education. Promoting inclusion – fighting exclusion Traditional models for promoting these activities have often been…

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Restrictive Intervention – Reducing its Use

Restrictive Intervention – Reducing its Use ›

10th April 2014 | Categories: Learning Disability

We were all appalled and shocked by the revelations of abuse by staff at Winterbourne View, which prompted a national overhaul of the way we manage and support people with behaviour that challenges in care settings. New guidance on use and reduction This month, the Department of Health has launched guidance for health and social…

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Dental Tourists Stay in the UK (and it’s not Because of the Weather)

Dental Tourists Stay in the UK (and it’s not Because of the Weather) ›

9th April 2014 | Categories: Dentists

We recently treated a patient who had been abroad for implants.  On examination, it was found that several recently fitted implants were mobile and the whole prosthesis had to be scrapped.  Based on experiences like this, it’s very easy to knock the standard of cheap dentistry provided in middle Europe.  But we must remember that…

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Dementia Care: Therapeutic Interventions 2

Dementia Care: Therapeutic Interventions 2 ›

4th April 2014 | Categories: Dementia

Therapeutic interventions Interventions aimed at creating a consistent sense of identity You can help create a consistent sense of identity within the person living with a dementia by keeping the following in mind. I have provided these ideas again, as in our last blog, as list for you – you may wish to print them…

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