Garden Cuppa Helps Those Living With Dementia

A Shrewsbury care home has found an innovative way of supporting residents living with dementia – by creating a cafe, train station and bus stop in the grounds. The Coverage Care team at Coton Hill House which developed the innovative garden. Following on from its successful pub in a summer house, Coverage Care’s Coton Hill [...]

Learning Disabilities Nurse (Day in the Life)

  Nursing is a valuable, rewarding and challenging career. We here at Alexander Chapel Healthcare appreciate and value our nurses. If you are already a nurse or thinking of becoming a nurse, you may find this blog from Learning Disabilities Nurse Janine a great read. Senior Learning Disabilities Community Nurse Planes, trains and automobiles (and [...]

Controlled drugs – more information sharing needed

  CQC Published:19 August 2014 We have today published our annual report on the management of controlled drugs, which highlights the need for an increase in the sharing of information. Our report – the seventh of its kind – shows safe arrangements for controlled drugs were maintained despite changes in the law and [...]

Death of Robin Williams – Reaction from Rethink Mental Illness

Following the sad news today that Robin Williams has died and had been "battling severe depression", Rethink Mental Illness have released the following statement. Tuesday 12 August - In response to the news that the actor Robin Williams has died after a battle with severe depression, Mark Winstanley, CEO of the charity Rethink Mental Illness said: [...]

Nurses seek £15m to avert hike in watchdog’s annual registration fees

The Nursing and Midwifery Council may have to increase its fees from £100 to £120 next year The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) needs a government grant of £13m to £15m if it is to avoid increasing professional registration fees from £100 to £120 next year. Nurses and midwives can practise in the UK only [...]

DBS update service

  DBS update service The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service lets applicants keep their DBS certificates up to date online and allows employers to check a certificate online. DBS checks used to be called CRB checks. Applicants How to register You can register online as soon as you have your application form reference number. You can ask for the number [...]

Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month Throughout 2015 each month we will be awarding an employee of the month award to one member of staff per location. The individual’s will be chosen by each team. The criteria includes: • Timekeeping • Meeting payroll deadlines • Communication with office staff. • Flexible with availability. • Relationships [...]

Mental Health – Ending the Silence

  Tim Farron - President of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Mental Health - Ending the Silence Posted: 31/07/2014 20:20 BST Updated: 31/07/2014 20:59 BST   One of the things I am most proud of our party for in government, is the emphasis we are putting on mental health. I want [...]