Evaluation article: Animal companions Evaluation article: CQC's second consultation Evaluation article: CQC inspection - a summary of the changes Evaluation article: Connecting past and present: the benefits of outings in older age Evaluation article: CQC consultation Evaluation article: The urgent and growing problem of oral care of the elderly Unusual types of dementia: Corticobasal degeneration Evaluation article: Involving people in their care Evaluation article: Music and reminiscence therapy Evaluation article: Managing body fluid spillages Evaluation article: Managing medication Evaluation article: Learning from mistakes and incidents The state of health Evaluation article: Working with other agencies Evaluation article: How to improve your service after a CQC inspection Evaluation article: Preparing staff for an inspection Rating reviews - Radical reform leads to new problems Evaluation article: Causes of refusal to eat and drink Evaluation article: Nutrition and hydration Evaluation article: CQC inspections: site visits Evaluation article: Challenging CQC inspection ratings Evaluation article: What is an effective service? Evaluation content: The Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Practice Evaluation article: Using surveillance - CQC’s information for social care providers Evaluation article: What makes a service safe? Evaluation article: Consent and mental capacity Evaluation article: Dignity in care Evaluation article: Valued-added service auditing Evaluation article: Providing excellent dementia care Evaluation article: Alcohol misuse Evaluation article: Managing the risk of E. coli Evaluation article: Blood-borne viruses and occupational exposure Evaluation article: Managing an outbreak of norovirus Evaluation article: The disposal of clinical waste Evaluation article: Engaging service users with cognitive or communication impairments Evaluation article: Handling and disposing of sharps Evaluation article: Care for the patient with MRSA and C. difficile Evaluation article: Infection outbreak control

Evaluation article: Animal companions

Joanne Balmer looks at the benefits of pets in the care sector.

Evaluation article: CQC's second consultation

Neil Grant at Ridouts looks at CQC’s second consultation on the future regulation of adult social care services and considers how radical the proposals are. 

Evaluation article: CQC inspection - a summary of the changes

Martin Hodgson provides an analysis of the CQC inspection changes.

Evaluation article: Connecting past and present: the benefits of outings in older age

Joanne Balmer talks about the benefits of outings for older people in residential care, using case studies from her experience at Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare.

Evaluation article: CQC consultation

Martin Hodgson provides a summary of the proposed changes to inspection in the CQC consultation.

Evaluation article: The urgent and growing problem of oral care of the elderly

Joe Sullivan discusses the importance of oral care in the elderly.

Unusual types of dementia: Corticobasal degeneration

Dr Dan Nightingale continues our series on unusual types of dementia and provides a case study of corticobasal degeneration.

Evaluation article: Involving people in their care

Tim Dallinger offers practical advice on involving people in their care.  

Evaluation article: Music and reminiscence therapy

Dr Dan Nightingale looks at the practical use of music and reminiscence therapy (MaRTiS©), incorporating storytelling, in a care home environment.

Evaluation article: Managing body fluid spillages

Martin Hodgson takes a timely look at how to manage body fluid spillages.

Evaluation article: Managing medication

Tim Dallinger looks at how medication errors lead to unsafe service provision.

Evaluation article: Learning from mistakes and incidents

One of the reasons why providers fail CQC inspections is that they do not learn from mistakes and incidents. This article looks at how to improve after mistakes.

The state of health

Martin Hodgson looks at the CQC annual report on the state of health.

Evaluation article: Working with other agencies

Tim Dallinger looks at the aspect of Regulation 12 for the fundamental standards relating to working with other agencies.

Evaluation article: How to improve your service after a CQC inspection

Tim Dallinger advises on how to improve standards following a CQC rating of 'requires improvement' or 'inadequate'.

Evaluation article: Preparing staff for an inspection

Tim Dallinger looks at the importance of preparing your staff for a CQC inspection.

Rating reviews - Radical reform leads to new problems

Neil Grant, from Ridouts LLP, provides an update on CQC's rating review process.

Evaluation article: Causes of refusal to eat and drink

Tim Dallinger looks at the reasons why some people may refuse to eat or drink, and discusses techniques to help manage the situation.

Evaluation article: Nutrition and hydration

Martin Hodgson looks at fundamental standards Regulation 14: Nutritional needs, and offers some practical advice.

Evaluation article: CQC inspections: site visits

Martin Hodgson looks at the format of a CQC inspection site visit and what providers can expect.

Evaluation article: Challenging CQC inspection ratings

Samantha Cox of Ridouts solicitors offers practical advice on what to do if you aren’t happy with your rating.

Evaluation article: What is an effective service?

Tim Dallinger looks at CQC’s expectations of an effective service, and how to demonstrate to CQC that your service is effective.

Evaluation content: The Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Practice

Maria Nicholas looks at the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice and how this affects social care.

Evaluation article: Using surveillance - CQC’s information for social care providers

Joanna Dirmikis discusses CQC’s recent publication on surveillance and explores some of the problems raised by it.

Evaluation article: What makes a service safe?

Martin Hodgson looks at the CQC’s key question ‘Is it safe?’

Evaluation article: Consent and mental capacity

How can you assess whether a service user has the mental capacity to make their own decisions? Martin Hodgson sheds some light on this complex area.

Evaluation article: Dignity in care

This article takes a look at dignity in care.

Evaluation article: Valued-added service auditing

Tim Dallinger looks at how to audit your service with reference to the CQC’s five key questions.

Evaluation article: Providing excellent dementia care

Dr Daniel Nightingale looks at examples of how true person-centred care for people living with dementia can work in practice, using case studies from his experience.

Evaluation article: Alcohol misuse

Martin Hodgson writes about how to support people involved with alcohol misuse in adult social care.

Evaluation article: Managing the risk of E. coli

Suzanne Averill explains E. coli and looks at preventative measures, outbreak management and treatment for individuals.

Evaluation article: Blood-borne viruses and occupational exposure

How to prevent transmission of blood-borne viruses in the workplace.

Evaluation article: Managing an outbreak of norovirus

Suzanne Averill explains how effective infection control can help prevent the spread of norovirus.

Evaluation article: The disposal of clinical waste

Clinical waste management is a complex and fast-changing area. Martin Hodgson explains how to make sure your procedures meet the regulations.

Evaluation article: Engaging service users with cognitive or communication impairments

Service user participation has improved in recent years but those with cognitive and communication impairments are still often overlooked. Fiona Wood explains how to improve your practice in this essential…

Evaluation article: Handling and disposing of sharps

Sharps can cause serious injury and infection if not managed correctly. Suzanne Averill explains how you can reduce the risk of accidents.

Evaluation article: Care for the patient with MRSA and C. difficile

Find out how to reduce the risk of MRSA and C. difficile infection in your care setting.

Evaluation article: Infection outbreak control

Find out how to control an outbreak of infection at your care setting.

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