11th Feb 2021
Cinnamon Care Collection and QCS join forces to create new food safety toolkit
A luxury UK care home group and a leading compliance provider have come together to create a food safety manual for care home caterers, which is being released today.
2nd Feb 2021
Quality Compliance Systems and Napthens agree health and safety partnership
Quality Compliance Systems (QCS), the UK’s leading provider of content, guidance and standards for the social care sector, has further enhanced its Health & Safety compliance credentials by agreeing a long-term partnership with Napthens Health and Safety
2nd Feb 2021
The Progress Group acquires multiple award-winning learntech provider, Grey Matter Learning
Grey Matter Learning is a leading eLearning provider dedicated to the health and social care industry
28th Jan 2021
apetito pilots rapid COVID testing with the Department of Health & Social Care and Defra
The company has been piloting Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) since December at its food production and distribution sites in the South-West, testing around 450 of its front-line essential workers.
19th Jan 2021
Boots extends free e-learning for all care homes
Boots stands side-by-side with social care providers and we wanted to let you know that from today Boots Care Learning, our valuable eLearning platform, is being made available for free until 30th April 2021
13th September 2018
Extension of NHS seasonal influenza vaccination to care workers
To receive their seasonal flu vaccination care staff will need to go to their own GP practice or any pharmacy with proof of employment.
Arrangements have been put in place for the 2018/19 influenza vaccination scheme for eligible health and social care and hospice staff to be offered by GP practices and community pharmacy as part of the seasonal flu programme.
This scheme is intended to complement, not replace, any established occupational health schemes that employers have in place to offer the flu vaccination to their workforce. We would urge employers to continue their efforts to protect their staff and most vulnerable patients/clients by encouraging frontline social care staff to be immunised. They can do this by accessing local schemes that are already in place or, if they are eligible as they are in one of the at-risk groups or other groups identified in the annual flu letter, by going to their own GP practice or any pharmacy.
The extension to the seasonal influenza vaccine will be available to:
- Health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza. Vulnerable means those patients/clients in a clinical risk group for flu or who are aged 65 years and over.
- Health and care staff, employed by a voluntary managed hospice provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza. Vulnerable means those patients/clients in a clinical risk group for flu or who are aged 65 years and over.