14th Jun 2021
This week celebrates Nutrition & Hydration Week 2021!
This annual event has the objective to bring people together and highlight the improvements in the provision of nutrition & hydration within the social care sector. With a 30% greater risk among those over the age of 65 of being malnourished, it is extremely important for those working in care to be educated around malnutrition. So, as part of our contribution to Nutrition & Hydration Week, everyday this week apetito will be releasing bitesized podcasts, on a different aspect of malnutrition, hosted by our in-house Dietitian, Emily Stuart. Each podcast will be uploaded daily to our LinkedIn and can be found here: https://apetito.link/linkedin-Nutrition-and-hydration-week-
19th May 2021
Bon Voyage! South East care group sets sail on epic virtual world cruise
Residents became passengers at a South East care group as it left its virtual port to embark on a six-month world cruise – offering its residents the holiday of a lifetime despite the pandemic.
19th May 2021
You’ll Never Walk Alone: Residents and staff complete 100 laps of Kent care home in memory of the late Captain Tom
You’ll Never Walk Alone: Residents and staff complete 100 laps of Kent care home in memory of the late Captain Tom Staff and residents at a Kent care home rallied together to complete 100 laps of the home’s dining area in honour of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.
11th May 2021
Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo 2021
The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo is dedicated to inspiring business growth & sustainable social care. Taking place on the 15th and 16th September at the NEC Birmingham, the event will help reinvent the social care industry by helping businesses to grow, become more time and cost efficient and most importantly, improve the level of care available.
5th May 2021
Care Sector Insurance Costs Survey
We would be really grateful if you could take 5/10 minutes to complete the survey and provide and additional information to support us to lobby on your behalf.
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.