What should everyone know about health care

Osborne’s Planned Contractor legislation set to cause a headache

9/11/16 – Organisations representing umbrella companies and the self-employed have condemned reported government plans that would see freelancers and contractors working through personal […]

DBS set to take over Basic Disclosures from 2017

From 1st January 2017, basic disclosures, which are currently provided by Disclosure Scotland will be taken over by the Disclosure and Barring service. The primary role of DBS is to help employers in England and Wales make safer recruitment decisions to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups including children. The DBS process over [...]

Rise in serious incidents at English mental health trusts

More than 8,000 serious incidents were reported by mental health trusts in England last year – an increase of more than a third over a two-year period. The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Liberal Democrats, include a rise in unexpected deaths and suicides. The NHS logs events as “serious incidents” [...]

Mandatory Training Refresher Courses

Alexander Chapel Healthcare are providing Mandatory Training Refresher Courses in May 2015! Do you need to refresh your training? Alexander Chapel has places on the following courses in Birmingham: Monday 12th October 2015 Moving and Handling Health and Safety Tuesday 13th October 2015 Fire Safety Basic Life Support Monday 26th October 2015 Infection Control SOVA [...]

NHS Continuing Healthcare

  Care fees and NHS Continuing Healthcare The biggest myth about care fees is that you always have to sell your home to pay for care… Do you have an older relative needing full time care? In the UK, whether or not your relative pays for care does not depend on how much money they have or [...]

Majority wait over six months before speaking to doctor about dementia symptoms

Over half of people with concerns about dementia symptoms in themselves or a family member have put off visiting a doctor or seeking professional help for six months. The results of two surveys published to mark Dementia Awareness Week have revealed dementia is the health topic people are most reluctant to open up and talk [...]

learning disabilities residents regularly restrained and over-medicated

Learning disability charities have called it “utterly disgraceful” that people with learning disabilities living in specialist units are being “regularly restrained, over-medicated and kept in isolation”. The Learning Disabilities Census was commissioned in the wake of physical and psychological abuse suffered by people with a learning disability at Winterbourne View Hospital. It reveals that 68 [...]

Information sharing and technology vital for achieving integrated health and social care system

The Independent Commission on Whole Person Care was tasked by the Labour Party to examine not only whether an integrated healthcare and social care system was the best way forward for the UK, but also, how this system might be implemented. Not an easy task. The Commission has just published a report with its findings. [...]