1st Apr 2016
Living wage will put care homes on critical list
A new article in the Sunday Times says pay is set to soar by £1bn a year and many homes may have to close
31st Mar 2016
Howden awarded Corporate Chartered status
Howden is proud to announce that its UK business has been awarded Corporate Chartered status by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
31st Mar 2016
Press Release 30/03/2016
National Care Association have been deeply disappointed, although not surprised by the Care Quality Commissions’ announcement on fees
24th Mar 2016
National Care Association Press Release 24/03/2016
National Care Association welcome the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendation published today
22nd Mar 2016
National Minimum Wage: Low Pay Commission remit 2016 (autumn)
Once again the Low Pay Commission is embarking on series of visits to areas across the UK to gather evidence on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and low pay. They would like your assistance in helping to identify specific employers and workers that our Commissioners can meet with as part of this process.
28th February 2017
FAST - Public Health England
NHS Public Health England has relaunched its national “Act FAST” stroke campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of stroke and encourages people who recognise any single one of the symptoms of stroke, in themselves or others, to call 999 immediately.
The primary audience for the campaign is people who are more likely to experience a stroke which includes people aged 50 and over and people with medical conditions including diabetes (which can affect sight), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat). The campaign also focuses on their friends, family and carers and encourages them if they witness somebody showing any single one of the stroke symptoms to overcome any initial reluctance and ‘Make the Call’, dial 999.
Working closely with the Stroke Association the campaign is built around the ‘Act F.A.S.T.’ (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) acronym to emphasise the importance of acting quickly by calling 999:
Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile
Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there
Speech – is their speech slurred?
Time to call 999
Acting F.A.S.T. as soon as stroke symptoms present themselves can not only save lives but potentially limit long-term effects.