30th Jan 2018
Dignity Action Day
1st of February is Dignity Action Day
30th Jan 2018
New Minister for Care
Caroline Dinenage was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 9 January 2018
18th Dec 2017
Annual Care Reception - House of Commons
The event in pictures (13th December 2017)
5th Dec 2017
Competition and Markets Authority's report on the Care Home Sector
National Care Association welcomes the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) report on the Care Home Sector released last week, along with the Which Report, which looked at the implications of the CMA report.
31st Oct 2017
Changes to how CQC regulate adult social care services
Important information from CQC
15th February 2018
National stroke campaign launches as new figures show larger proportion of strokes in middle age adults
Public Health England (PHE) has relaunched the Act F.A.S.T. stroke campaign as new figures reveal that while the majority of strokes happen to those over 70, a larger proportion of strokes are occurring in middle age adults (40 – 69 years)
The campaign reminds people of all ages, including friends, family and carers of people at risk, to be aware of the signs of stroke and reinforces the importance of acting F.A.S.T. and calling 999 if you notice any single one of the signs in yourself or others:
- 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
People who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired and are unable to call 999, can text the emergency services on 999 but need to register their phone in advance. To find out more go to emergencysms.org.uk
These messages are also particularly important for people with certain medical conditions who are more at risk of having a stroke. This includes people with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat).
For more information including leaflets in alterative formats search ‘Act FAST’
Act F.A.S.T. Make the Call. Dial 999.