Supporting Resident Autonomy: Strategies for Upholding Decision-Making Rights in UK Care Homes

In UK care homes, respecting residents' autonomy and decision-making rights is crucial for providing personalised care. Residents have the right to make their own choices, even if others may view…

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The CQC’s Single Assessment Framework and Provider Preparedness

The CQC is currently overhauling its inspection and reporting processes through the Single Assessment Framework (SAF), initiating questions about evidence requirements for providers and the continuity of certain elements in…

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Care Home Managers are recommended to proactively support the MRHA Yellow Care scheme.

Health and Social care providers, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, play a crucial role in the Medicines and Health care products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Yellow Card Scheme.…

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Covert administration of medication in a care home

The covert administration of medication is monitored closely by the Care Quality Commission during inspections and monitoring calls. If a home is administering medication covertly, the home's policy for administering…

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Local Authority Safeguarding Investigations can be expensive for care providers
Local Authority Safeguarding Investigations can be expensive for care providers

Local Authority Safeguarding Investigations can be expensive for care providers

Due to multiple safeguarding enquiries, the Swift Management Team often work with providers that are under their local authorities' spotlights.   Not all safeguarding issues should be subject to the Care…

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New training requirements for all staff who support people with a learning disability and autism
New training requirements for all staff who support people with a learning disability and autism

New training requirements for all staff who support people with a learning disability and autism

New training requirements for all staff who support people with a learning disability and autism. From 1st July 2022, all health and social care providers registered with CQC must ensure…

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