Navigating the Use of Thickening Fluids for Dysphagia in UK Care Homes: Advantages and Considerations
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Navigating the Use of Thickening Fluids for Dysphagia in UK Care Homes: Advantages and Considerations

In care homes, people with difficulty swallowing, known as dysphagia, face special challenges. To help them swallow safely, caregivers often use thickening fluids, after a careful assessment of needs that…

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Ensuring Quality and Confidence in Interim Management: The Swift Management Services Limited Advantage
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Ensuring Quality and Confidence in Interim Management: The Swift Management Services Limited Advantage

In the health and social care sector it is widely acknowledged that the role of Manager is vital to the smooth running of the service and frequently encounter challenges that…

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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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Auditing and Due Diligence
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Auditing and Due Diligence

What does the word Auditing mean to you? The common understanding of auditing is: ‘A formal, systematic review of information’.  Due Diligence?  In the context of healthcare and regulated services…

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