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The principles of delegated healthcare

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The further embedding of delegated healthcare interventions in the care workforce represents the ongoing initiative to marry social care experience with clinical excellence to deliver enhanced, high quality and consistent care. Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, and Oonagh Smyth, CEO Skills for Care give an update.

A message for the festive season from Deborah Sturdy

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Strength through adversity It’s been another eventful, challenging, but productive year, a year in which adult social care colleagues have continued to deliver amazing care and support right across the country. In a constantly changing world, your compassion, skills and …

Getting vaccinated saves lives (and helps the health and care system too)

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"If I hadn’t had the vaccine, I would have died." It's great to have Think Local Act Personal's Clenton Farquharson back to explain why everyone, including vaccine hesitant care colleagues, should have their COVID-19 booster and flu jabs now.

Helping unpaid carers get vaccinated helps us all

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With the winter upon us, it’s more important than ever to protect ourselves and those we care for against COVID-19 and flu and get vaccinated. But how do we increase take-up among unpaid carers, a critical and highly valued group of people? Emily Holzhausen OBE, Carers UK, considers what more we can all do.

Positive dementia care: a win for staff and residents

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Looking for a meaningful career where you’ll be able to make a real difference to people’s lives every single day? Whether you’re new to care or you’ve got years of experience, this blog from a care home manager of homes specialising in dementia care is an inspiration.

Vaccination: shared responsibility for Shared Lives carers

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As the campaign to encourage more frontline care and health workers to book their COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations continues, we're delighted to share this message from Shared Lives carer, Mike Jacobs. The Shared Lives model, in which carers and those they care for share a home and community life, makes it even more important to maximise protection for everyone in their domestic circle.