19th Oct 2017
Food Standards Agency changes official advice on eggs
New Government advice: British Lion eggs safe for mums-to-be, babies and elderly people
10th Oct 2017
State of Sector Report from Care Quality Commission
Most people still getting good care – but health and care system is ‘straining at the seams’, making future quality precarious
16th Aug 2017
Extra 71,200 care home beds needed by 2025
Is late-life dependency increasing or not? A comparison of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS)
8th Aug 2017
Advancing care: research with care homes
This review reports on three themes relating to the care of older people in care homes: maintaining good health and quality of life, managing long term conditions associated with ageing, and ensuring a good quality end of life.
20th Jul 2017
I Care…Ambassadors can help meet the growing demand for staff
Skills for Care
19th October 2017
Care workers are now able to access the flu vaccine free of charge
National Care Association receives frequent inquiries regarding the flu vaccination for social care staff which providers/employers have to pay for.
We have been working with other colleagues on this matter and have just had the confirmation below from the Department of Health which is a great breakthrough.
"We are pleased to confirm that last week NHS England announced that for this winter they will expand the GP and national pharmacy influenza vaccination service so that paid care workers in the independent and voluntary social care sector are also able to access the flu vaccine via local GPs and pharmacies free of charge. This will supplement the existing responsibility of employers of these staff to ensure that they are vaccinated..... NHS England will be confirming the mechanism for how care workers access the new free service shortly."
"All social care providers, nursing homes, residential care homes and domiciliary care providers should ensure any of their staff directly involved in delivering care are offered immunisation, either as part of their existing occupational health responsibilities, or the expanded GP and national pharmacy service when arrangements for this are confirmed. This will supplement the existing responsibility of employers of these staff to ensure that they are vaccinated and we would urge you to ensure arrangements already in place to vaccinate care workers continue."