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Luton care home closed due to CQC safety concerns

Posted: January 24th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in Luton, Bedfordshire, has been closed down by its owners after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reportedly claimed it was unsafe for residents. The Griffin Care Centre has now been emptied of its 57 residents by owners Southern Cross, who received a warning from the CQC previously. The public body expressed concern over the standards of training for care staff at the nursing home, particularly with regards to how medication was administered. In one particular example, the… Read more »

Where to start with food safety training

Posted: January 23rd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you are new to the food service or catering industry, or you have never undergone proper training, the right place to start is with a level 1 food safety course. The CIEH Level 1 award in food safety is designed to provide you with an introduction to the main issues and requirements relating to food safety and hygiene within certain industries. The skills you learn and the knowledge you gain on this sort of course will be applicable to… Read more »

Furniture store in Hartlepool damaged in fire

Posted: January 22nd, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A furniture store in Hartlepool has been nearly destroyed by a huge fire which broke out on Thursday (20th January), with the blaze also causing chaos in the local community. Police had to cordon off the area, shut down a power station and evacuate nearby properties as a result of the fire at Shields Interiors, a furniture shop on Whitby Street South. The alarm was raised at around 9.20 am on Thursday, although it is not known whether it was… Read more »

Scottish family praised for using first aid skills to help sick man

Posted: January 21st, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A family from Crieff in Perth and Kinross have been praised by Tayside Police for their fast actions and first aid knowledge after they helped a sick man in the street. The Goodwin family – consisting of Paula, David and their teenage daughter Bryony – were awarded a meritorious conduct certificate, a prize handed out by the police for ‘outstanding acts by public-spirited citizens’. Bryony Goodwin, 16, was walking to her South Bridgend house when she spotted the man, who… Read more »

Bupa fined for health and safety failings at Birmingham nursing home

Posted: January 20th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Private healthcare company Bupa Care Homes Ltd has reportedly been fined a total of £150,000 for health and safety failures at one of its nursing homes in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The failings at Bupa’s Amberley Court Nursing Home came to light under tragic circumstances. A 74-year-old woman, Brigid O’Callaghan, passed away at the home after an accident involving the belt of her wheelchair. Following an investigation, it was revealed that health and standards at the home were not at the level… Read more »

Do you have a strategy for providing Dementia Care Training for your staff?

Posted: January 19th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

The word dementia is an umbrella term which describes a serious deterioration in mental functions, such as memory, language, orientation and judgement. In dementia, brain cells stop working properly. This happens inside specific areas of the brain, which can affect how a person thinks, remembers and communicates. There are over 100 different types of dementia, the most common being Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Dementia is a major cause of ill-health, affecting 820,000 people in the… Read more »

Using food hygiene training to reduce the risk of food poisoning in your restaurant

Posted: January 19th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

As a restaurant, café or other food-related business, the worst possible thing that could happen is a food poisoning outbreak. This sort of unfortunate circumstance can be awful for your restaurant’s reputation, which will in turn affect customer numbers and turnover. More damagingly, a food poisoning outbreak can get you into serious trouble with environmental health authorities. To avoid this nightmare situation, you need to ensure that your restaurant or café is going above and beyond when it comes to… Read more »

Up To Date First Aid Training Requirements Regarding Children

Posted: January 19th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Nanny, Au Pair, Babysitter – Paediatric First Aid (6 Hours). There is no set minimum that this course should take. The syllabus must meet the needs of the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register, which the above people are now opting to join. Registered Childminder – Paediatric First Aid (12 Hours). In line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS) the course must cover all topic required by Ofsted. Nursery or Pre-School – Paediatric First Aid (12… Read more »

Does your business have an up-to-date fire risk assessment?

Posted: January 19th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

As you will doubtless be aware, all businesses have a legal responsibility to take reasonable steps to protect people and property against the outbreak of fire. These steps include things like installing and testing fire alarms, ensuring staff are up to date with general fire safety training and making sure fire extinguishers are regularly maintained. However, before you – as the designated ‘responsible’ person in the workplace – can implement any of these measures; you must conduct a fire risk… Read more »

QCF Diploma NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care

Posted: January 19th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Those working within the Care Sector will be aware that their sector has finally been brought into line with the introduction of the new QCF Diploma (NVQ) at Level 2. Most other sectors had introduced QCF Diplomas some months ago but the sheer size and complexity of the care sector caused an inevitable delay. So what has changed and what has happened to NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care? The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is a new… Read more »

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