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Purple Day: Epilepsy Awareness – 26th March

Ten of thousands to help raise awareness of epilepsy around the world on 26th March for Purple Day. Created in 2008, Purple Day or Epilepsy Awareness Day is chance to raise awareness about the condition and raise vital funds for those in need. 600,000 people in the UK live with epilepsy, and there are 40 […]


CQC stops inspections amid Coronavirus threat

As of yesterday (Monday 16th March), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has suspended all inspections of UK care homes, due to coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to healthcare providers, the independent regulator has stated that their primary objective during the pandemic will be to support providers and keep those at risk safe. They thanked those […]


Suspension for social worker who copy-pasted DoLS forms

A social worker has been given a twelve-month suspension after they copied and pasted information between several Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) forms. A Social Work England tribunal heard how the best interest assessor (BIA) qualified social worker copied information from several service users, to eight different service users DoLS forms. DoLS forms are part […]


£30,000 fine for property management firm over fire safety

The London property management company was taken to court for fire safety failings following a fire in an apartment stairwell. Harper Stone Property Ltd. operates several residential properties across London. Four years ago, a fire broke out at one of their North London addresses resulting in a close call for nearly 20 residents. The residents narrowly escaped […]


5% of teachers have mental health issues that last more than a year

Recent report finds that mental health problems lead to many teachers leaving their profession. Funded by Nuffield Foundation, the study is the first in nearly 30 years to look at the mental health and wellbeing of teachers. Based on more than 20,000 staff, it found that one in 20 teachers reported mental health problems that […]


Guidance on coronavirus in care homes

The government has provided guidance on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in UK care homes. Face masks do not need to worn by care workers, says the Department of Health, “[face masks] only need to be worn by infected individuals when advised by a healthcare worker, to reduce the risk of transmitting […]


Why should school pupils be taught first aid?

By empowering children and young people to learn the lifesaving skills of first aid, we can give them the knowledge and confidence to help save lives. It may seem like a huge responsibility, but even basic first aid knowledge can give the opportunity to prevent life-changing injuries. By learning skills early on, children have the […]


Safety concerns over rise in accidents at retail warehouses

Over the past three years more than 600 workers in Amazon warehouses have been seriously injured or reported near-misses. The online retail giant has seen an increase in the number of accidents at it’s UK warehouses year on year, with 622 accidents in total reported to local authorities. Information obtained by GMB trade union shows […]


What does outstanding care look like?

Skills for Care have recently released their take on achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating from the CQC. The independent health and social care charity, Skills for Care, have released videos showcasing three ‘outstanding’ care services, highlighting what they do to achieve the sort-after Care Quality Commission (CQC) top mark. The videos show services delivering high-quality, person-centred […]


‘Bought’ mental health support in schools has almost doubled

The number of English schools buying in mental health counsellors has almost doubled in the past three years. In 2016, 36% of school leaders were commissioning for mental health professionals – this rose to 66% last year. The 2019 survey behind these figures has found that a key reason for the rise is an inability […]


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