We Are Absolutely Delighted (And Proud) To Announce The Winner Of Our “Unsung Hero Of The Decade”!

It has been one of the hardest jobs of the year, but we are delighted to announce The Carer's Unsung Hero of the Decade is... Mrs Tina Higginson of Sambrook residential care home in Newport. Tina wins a fantastic luxury two night break for two people in a choice of over 300 hotels nationwide!


Picking a winner has been an almost impossible task. As readers are aware we were celebrating our 10th anniversary and wanted to engage readers by nominating an unsung hero, somebody who goes that extra mile often time and time and time again, and which can sometimes be taken for granted. ...


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Latest News


Derby Cathedral Abseil Raises Funds For Rainbows Hospice

Brave Rosalind abseils down Derby Cathedral to fund raise for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Charity of the Year for Richmond Aston-on-Trent Fearless Rosalind Nicklin joined a group of fundraisers for the Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People on Saturday 13 October, to climb the 189 steps ...

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Future Healthcare Joins Forces With ABHI To Showcase The Best Of UK Healthtech

Future Healthcare 2019, the UK’s largest exhibition and conference showcasing healthcare products and services to an audience of global buyers, has announced a major partnership with the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) to showcase the UK’s most innovative healthcare solutions in a dedicated ABHI Pavilion at the next event ...

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New Research into Links Between Herpes and Dementia

A research review published in Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience claims that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores can also cause Alzheimer’s disease, and that antiviral drugs can drastically reduce dementia risk for people with severe herpes infections. The paper highlights existing studies that suggest people who have the herpes ...

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New Report Asks Why Doctors Find It So Hard To Talk To Patients About Dying

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s latest report, Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations about what lies ahead, explores the reasons that doctors and other healthcare professionals find it hard to talk to patients about dying. Based on conversations with doctors at all levels, patients and carers, and medical organisations, ...

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Shropshire Nursing Home Launches 24-Bed Extension With Some Strictly Sparkle

Residents and staff at Isle Court Nursing Home celebrated the launch of its beautifully designed, new extension in ‘Strictly Style’ with a sparkling display by professional dancers. Talented duo Chloe Hewitt of Strictly Come Dancing and Curtis Pritchard from Dancing with the Stars Ireland performed at Morris Care’s Isle Court ...

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The Access Group Continues Expansion With Acquisition Of Icarehealth

The Access Group has today announced the completion of the acquisition of iCareHealth, a leading provider of software for the care industry. Steve Sawyer, Health and Social Care Divisional Director, Access Group commented: “The Access health and social care division continues to go from strength to strength. We’re committed to ...

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NACC National Chair to Run London Marathon for St Luke’s Hospice

Neel Radia, the national chair of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) will run the Virgin London Marathon to raise vital funds for St Luke’s Hospice, Harrow & Brent – the NACC’s chosen charity for the forthcoming year and a cause very close to Neel’s heart. Neel’s marathon effort ...

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Professional Comment


Why Do Mattress Rental And Maintenance Services Make Increasing Sense For Care Homes?

At the same time as nursing and care homes face ever-increasing financial pressure and demand for beds, they are also under growing scrutiny in terms of the quality of care they provide. One of today’s biggest questions then, is how to maintain the highest possible standards of care while keeping ...

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CCTV In Care Homes

In May this year, former Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, called for a legal requirement for every care home in Britain to be fitted with surveillance cameras to protect residents. He suggested that: “Requiring the public parts of care homes to be monitored by CCTV would contribute to reducing the possibility ...

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Wider Issues Around Registration for CQC Regulated Bodies Following Case of Convicted 82-yr-old Able to Register as Care Home Manager

By Laura Hannah, associate solicitor at national law firm Stephensons It was recently reported that an 82-year-old woman was permitted to register as a manager of a 25 bed care home for elderly residents by the Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) in 2010, despite the CQC’s knowledge of her previous conviction ...

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5 Tips On Developing A Recruitment Strategy For Your Care Home Business

It’s no secret that Brexit and the falling pound, making it less advantageous for EU citizens to work in the UK, are having a detrimental effect on staff recruitment within care homes. Recent data1 shows that currently seven per cent (95,000) of the social care workforce in the UK are ...

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