The latest inspection results for care homes across Nottinghamshire have been published. And they range from the glowing to the damning. Throughout the year the Care Quality Commission rate care homes in five areas - if they are safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led - to give an overall grading. The outcomes can range from an Outstanding grade down to Requires Improvement or in some cases Inadequate. Here's every report published during August. Greenwood Lodge Address: Gotham Lane, Bunny Verdict: Requires Improvement Published: August 2 What they said: "Medicines were not stored safely. Risks associated with the environment were not always managed effectively. Environmental risks were not always safely managed. Storage cupboards were left open and this posed a risk to people living at the home. Systems to review and learn from incidents and unexplained injuries were not fully effective. People were offered some opportunities to take part in social activities. … [Read more...] about Every care home inspection in Nottinghamshire from August
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Around £20,000 has been pumped into a Church Gresley care home after it received a poor report - and now it is reaping the rewards. Lorraine's Residential Care Home, in School Street, was handed a "requires improvement" rating following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in May 2017. The home had a number of uneven floors and steps, which have now been fixed, along with further improvements to the corridors, windows and bathrooms at the facility, that currently has 14 residents on its books. Inspectors re-visited the home in June 2018 and handed it an improved "good" ranking. It has been a gradual process for the home, which was judged as "requires improvement" in September 2016 in a re-inspection that came from being told it was "inadequate" at the previous inspection. Maryanne Burns, the current manager has worked her way up at the home across the past 15 years from a carer to her current position. She said staff are not ready to sit on their laurels just yet and … [Read more...] about Care home handed ‘good’ rating after £20,000 improvements
"We are really excited about our partnership with Lexmark which will help NHS organisations to deliver real and evidenced savings and efficiencies," commented Beth Loudon, Head of Procurement Development and Sourcing at NHS Shared Business Services. "Our procurement services are in the process of transforming, and innovative partnerships like this one demonstrate how combining the strengths of two great organisations can deliver powerful outcomes." The partnership utilises the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust Commercial Procurement Healthcare Content Management Framework, which includes Lexmark Managed Print Services as a key component, as well as other document workflow technology. "As the NHS moves towards more collaboration, it is essential that partnerships such as this enable the NHS to become more adaptable and able to respond to change using new technology and innovations. We are really pleased to be working with NHS SBS to drive adoption of the Healthcare Content … [Read more...] about Lexmark Partners with NHS Shared Business Services in Managed Print Services
In a few weeks time we will be celebrating the 70 th anniversary of one of our nation’s most treasured institutions - the NHS. The 5 th of July 1948 saw the birth of an institution that has probably touched every person and family in the country over the last seven decades. Locally, The Telegraph and its sister paper, The Star, will mark this important milestone by “Celebrating the NHS at 70” with a number of articles telling the stories of local people who have been supported by the NHS and its impact on Sheffield City Region. These were not unreasonable questions when we were about to commit around £10 billion of public funding, matched by billons of IOC and private sector monies. What is interesting, when you look back, is how the three founding principles of the NHS have stood the test of time;-Services were provided free at the point of use-Services were financed from Central Funds-Everybody was eligible for careAnnounced by the then Health Minister … [Read more...] about Northern Lights: How can we fund the NHS for 70 more years and educate the young?
Nursing staff are being forced to choose between finishing paperwork and treating patients, as the chronic staff shortages in the NHS continue to hamper the care staff can give, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned. In a major report on nurse morale the RCN says the profession is “on the brink”, with the 43,000 vacant full-time nursing posts across the UK hampering their ability to do the job to the best of their ability. The shortage is a major source of public concern as well, with a YouGov poll of the public revealing 74 per cent of people think there are not enough nurses to run the health service safely – and addressing this was their top priority for the NHS. “We warned this would happen, but were called scaremongers,” chief executive Janet Davies is expected to say of the damage caused by Conservative government pay restraint policies. Read more Patients’ ‘lives at risk’ because of lack of specialist cancer nurses … [Read more...] about Nurses made to ‘choose between paperwork and patient care’ because of staff shortages, RCN warns