CQC raises alarm over ‘do not resuscitate’ orders during pandemic.

CQC raises alarm over ‘do not resuscitate’ orders during pandemic.

Regulator finds disturbing inconsistencies, including order   being applied to everyone over 80 with dementia in one residence
A report published by the CQC found disturbing variations in people’s experiences of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions during the pandemic.
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PPE failings at care home posed infection risk,

PPE failings at care home posed infection risk, CQC says.

Care home residents and staff were put at risk of infection   because personal protective equipment (PPE) was used wrongly, a health watchdog has said.
Croft House, in Ossett, near Wakefield, has been put in   special measures after being deemed “inadequate” by the CQC inspectors.
The home was “not well-led”, according to inspectors who
visited last Countrywide Care Homes, which runs the site, said  improvements had been made since the inspection.
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CQC whistleblowing up more than half in care settings

CQC whistle blowing up more than half in care settings.

A legal and regulatory specialist in health and social care has warned that with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reporting a marked rise in whistleblowers, care providers need to be well-prepared.

Speaking on the topic during a recent Access All Areas webinar, Neil Grant, partner at Gordons Partnership LLP, pointed to CQC data highlighting that whistle blowing had increased by more than 50 per cent to 6,972 in the year up to September 2020.

During the pandemic, the CQC has changed the way it operates with routine inspections stopped and the focus shifting to supportive conversations with care providers and managers.
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PPE failings at care home posed infection risk, CQC says

PPE failings at care home posed infection risk, CQC says

Care home residents and staff were put at risk of infection because personal protective equipment (PPE) was used wrongly, a health watchdog has said.
Croft House, in Ossett, near Wakefield, has been put in special measures after being deemed “inadequate” by Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors.

The home was “not well-led”, according to inspectors who visited last year.

Countrywide Care Homes, which runs the site, said improvements had been made since the inspection on 18 December.
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Emergency measures set to allow hospitals to discharge patients early

Emergency measures are expected to be utilised by health chiefs in the coming weeks

to begin discharging early thousands of hospital patients, for who it is deemed safe enough to do so, to either their own homes, or in some circumstances hotels which have been commissioned out by the health service.

By discharging patients early, where appropriate, it will help under pressure hospitals around England free up both bed capacity and, crucially, the necessary staff to manage them for Covid-19 patients requiring urgent care.

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Nominations for the 2020/21 MSD Design Awards.

Nominations for the 2020/21 MSD Design Awards.

HSE’s Annual musculoskeletal risk reduction through design awards 2020/21 are now open for nominations. Last time round we received nominations from employers in railways, construction, transport and logistics, manufacturing, utilities & health care settings
We would like to broaden this to cover a wide range of industry sectors and workplace settings this year and wish to welcome and encourage entries from all sectors of the workplace. I
In practice, MSDs don’t restrict themselves to just a few sectors – they are widely spread out across the vast majority of  work place sectors.
There are no restrictions on the size of the employer who may make a nomination and both large and small employers are welcome – small scale /low cost solutions are just as welcome as large scale/high cost design solutions.

Nominations can be sent to: msdpp@hse.gov.uk  and details of how to enter can be found on the HSE website

The closing date is 31st January 2021.