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Surrey Care Association February Newsletter

Surrey Care Association February Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2018 Surrey Care Association newsletter

Read all about Surrey & Sussex Care Showcase, Subscribers becoming Members, GDPR Compliance, Surrey Care Awards 2018, SCA meeting with Jeremy Hunt, Workforce Project Update, News from Commercial Partners & Dates for your Diary.

The benefits of going digital - Care planning system for Care Homes

The benefits of going digital - Care planning system for Care Homes

The benefits of going digital with Nourish Care from the perspective of a care home owner, care manager and carer.

Watch our latest video to hear how Shedfield Lodge is using Nourish to save time and improve the quality of care they provide to those with dementia. 

 

Challenging The Negative Media Coverage of The UK Care Sector

Challenging The Negative Media Coverage of The UK Care Sector

Nourish Care have commissioned a series of care stories focusing on the fantastic stories from the care sector in order to buck the trend of negative media coverage focused on UK care provision.

At Nourish we are privileged to help support the care for thousands of amazing people around the UK. Every day we are treated to stories from the incredible activities of people involved in care. Frankly, these stories are what affirms our commitment to empowering the people who provide care. However, this hard working, empathetic and truer side of care never seems to get featured in mass media.
Florence Helps Nursing Home Managers Maintain Continuity of Care

Florence Helps Nursing Home Managers Maintain Continuity of Care

The brand new Nurse Invites feature allows nursing home managers to encourage their favourite nurses to work a shift. By having the same nurse work shifts within a care home, the residents benefit from continuity of care.

Florence helps nursing home managers tackle their temporary staffing problems by giving them access to a web platform that allows them to post their vacant shifts.

Nurses are notified when work is available in their area and they can register their interest by applying for the shift. Managers can choose from a list of pre-vetted applicants based on their experience, training and feedback.


Recruiting great staff: whats the key?

Recruiting great staff: whats the key?

Staff that are cared for, provide the best care.

"Adult social care in crisis mode" - The Guardian

"Staff crisis leaving care homes on the breadline" - BBC

"Social care system faces 'total collapse' post Brexit" - IPPR


NEW KLOE SUMMARY FOR CARE HOME PROVIDERS

NEW KLOE SUMMARY FOR CARE HOME PROVIDERS

NEW KLOE SUMMARY FOR CARE HOME PROVIDERS

As you are no doubt aware there were changes made to the way CQC inspect that came into force on November 2017.

Responding to feedback from their Next Phase consultation, changes were made to the KLOEs and prompts (the revised versions are available on the CQC website)

CQCs inspection teams will now use one single assessment framework to assess adult social care services, replacing the previous separate versions for different types of services which duplicated many of the KLOEs and prompts. This should simplify the process for organisations that provide more than one service.