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Watch online - Webinar on visiting care homes, hospitals and hospices

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Visits from family and loved one’s are an important part of life when living in a care setting. During the pandemic the challenges faced by both families and those living in care facilities was huge. We want to ensure that …

Delegated healthcare activities: the principles of great care

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What’s your definition of high quality care and support? Safe? Consistent? Person-centred? It is all those things. Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse fort Adult Social Care, celebrates the publication of ‘Delegated healthcare activities: guiding principles for health and social care in England’, giving social care colleagues enhanced tools to deliver the very best care.

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.

Passion, perseverance and the will to succeed

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If you want to know why we present Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Awards throughout the year, you could do no worse than read this lovely blog from Peer Quality Manager, Mark Bird. He is just one of many colleagues making the care sector a great place to work, supporting and inspiring others, each and every day.

Developing a new framework for delegated healthcare interventions

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Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy, and Skills for Care CEO, Oonagh Smyth, look at the progress being made to create a national voluntary framework to support the safe and effective delegation of healthcare interventions to the social care workforce.

International Nurses Day: our leadership matters

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Today is International Nurses Day and, while many outside the caring professions tend to think of nursing in a purely clinical context, those working in or with the adult social care sector know it is so much broader in scope, complexity and provision.

Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Awards: inspirational stories (part one of two)

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One of the main reasons Deborah Sturdy launched the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Awards in 2021 was to celebrate the range, experience and diversity of England's talented care workforce. In the first of two linked blog posts, read inspiring stories of recent Silver and Gold award winners; colleagues who have demonstrated inspirational leadership, kindness and support for individuals, teams and residents.

Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection: a message from Deborah Sturdy

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One of the reasons, if not the main inspiration, Deborah Sturdy accepted the post of Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care had been her desire to honour, support and encourage this country's amazing care profession through some very challenging times. Read her latest blog, marking a day of reflection and remembrance for social care.

A workforce 'Made with Care'

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Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, is delighted Made with Care, the Government’s new social care recruitment campaign in England, has now launched to encourage many more people to pursue careers in social care. She explains why careers in care are rewarding, flexible and transformative.