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Staff shortages in the social care sector

Staff shortages in the social care sector ›

6th July 2015 | Categories: Adult Social Care , Scottish Social Care

On average, nursing homes receive poorer grading on their performance than residential homes. It is thought that this is caused by staff shortages: the CQC State of Care report showed that 20% of nursing homes do not have enough staff on duty to ensure good and safe care. Poorer staff conditions and prospects compared with…

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Back to work

Back to work ›

27th March 2015 | Categories: Mental Health

The links between employment and mental health are well known. Getting people into work can improve people’s self-esteem, as well as a means of a better income, but it may involve pressures on people whose coping strength may be affected by mental health problems. Sally Beck described these links in her blog on this website…

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A proportionate response to errors? ›

23rd July 2013 | Categories: Adult Social Care , Compliance

I recently attended a seminar on the management of errors in medicines administration and got into an interesting debate with a fellow professional about how such errors are managed. Neither of us disagreed with the premise that a full investigation to establish the root cause of the incident was needed. Very few errors are entirely…

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Quality and safety of services in doubt as full extent of CQC leadership involvement in cover up emerges ›

26th June 2013 | Categories: Care Quality Commission , General

‘Scandal of the week’ We were wrong! The next big scandal in health and social care is actually bigger than the one we thought it might be… Recently we thought that Norman Lamb’s home care ‘crisis summit’ might be preparing us for a health and social care scandal. It turns out that the next scandal…

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CQC Outcomes are now called Key Lines of Enquiry. CQC Essential Standards are now CQC Fundamental Standards.