This Strategic Plan highlights the HSAB’s strategic priorities and objectives over the next five years. A number of factors have helped to shape and influence these priorities including a review of the Board carried out earlier in the year, response to national developments, the findings of a major stakeholder survey undertaken in January 2016 and feedback gained from a series of engagement events held in May 2016.
Revalidation is upon us. Are you ready?
Start to prepare and save your evidence, in preparation for revalidation, the sooner you start the easier it will be.
An article by the Guardian into new research highlighting the importance of creating accountable services for adults with learning disabilities and autism:
In January 2016 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published 50 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the South of England:
See their earlier report on quality of care provided by adult social care services across the South of England:
A National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) search identified 15 occurrences in a recent four year period where a person has come to harm through falls from hoists, including one death and three severe injuries. Injuries included hip, leg and ankle fractures, head injuries, lacerations and haematomas. The incidents occurred in acute hospitals, care homes and individuals’ own homes. The problems described potentially affect mechanical and electrical hoists, free-standing, ceiling or wall mounted hoists, and hoists used as bathing aids and standing aids.
Under CQC’s programme of inspections, all of England’s adult social care services regulated by CQC, are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.
Adrian Hughes, CQC's Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care, said:
People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care. We assess services against five key questions – Is the service caring? Is the service effective? Is the service safe? Is the service well led? Is the service responsive? – and rate each question and the service overall. Where we find a service meets our characteristics of good or outstanding then we will rate accordingly.
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Dying Matters have announced the date for the Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016. Their seventh annual Awareness Week will be held on 9th-15th May 2016, so make sure to add the dates to your diary.
They will be announcing more details over the coming months, but in the meantime they are inviting feedback on your 2015 activities in their impact survey.
Visit the Dying Matters website for more details.