Tag Archives: Care Standards

The Dementia Self-Assessment Framework (Department of Health)

Summary The Dementia Self-Assessment Framework is a tool developed by nurses and care staff to compare current standards of dementia care with the best practice. This tool has been designed to help when evaluating dementia services, when thinking about quality improvements in practice and when … Continue reading

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SCIE’s Whistleblowing Resources (SCIE)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) website has a comprehensive section on Whistleblowing. Section headings cover: Whistleblowing for employers. Whistleblowing for employees. Whistleblowing codes of conduct. Whistleblowing: what the research and policy says. “An important part of promoting … Continue reading

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Accredited Voluntary Registers Scheme (Professional Standards Authority)

Summary The Accredited Voluntary Registers (AVR) scheme provides assurance on the standards of voluntary registers of unregulated health and care occupations. The scheme offers more protection for people choosing health and care services, and gives practitioners the opportunity to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Respect and Compassion Central to New Standards for NHS Leaders (Department of Health)

Summary Department of Health standards, from the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, and drawn-up for the guidance of members of NHS boards and governing bodies in England, place a renewed emphasis on the importance of respect, compassion … Continue reading

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New Hospitals Inspection Regime: PM Tackles Nursing Care Standards (BBC News)

Summary The “Time to Care” initiative is being rolled out across hospital trusts. This NHS-backed programme is intended to give hospitals advice and support on how to re-design their systems, thereby enabling staff to improve the care they provide to patients. All trusts are … Continue reading

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Commission on Dignity in Care to Report in 2012 (The NHS Confederation, Local Government Association, LGA and Age UK)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011]. Summary The NHS Confederation, Local Government Association (LGA) and Age UK have announced details of their joint commission on improving dignity in … Continue reading

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