The family of a hardworking nurse have called for an inquiry into the care she was given. It took over 6 attempts for her cancer to be diagnosed. Julie O’Connor passed away on the 4th of February at the Southmead Hospital. Days before her death, she posted a very emotional video, saying that it is disgusting the way that she has been made to suffer. Those who work in homecare or in private nursing will understand how much pressure healthcare professionals are under at the moment, but there really is no excuse for this.
The CQC has taken what appears to be urgent action, in an attempt to protect all of the children who are being cared for at the East Kent Hospital. It has been said that the unsafe staffing levels play a part in this and that this is not acceptable at all. Inspectors have found that the two hospitals that are being run by the trust were not actually able to provide around the clock care to the emergency departments. Those who work in homecare or even in private nursing will understand more than anyone what a dire situation this can be. The inspectors were concerned regarding the judgemental and abrupt attitudes that were being shown by the administrative and even the senior staff. Both of the hospitals were facing issues with staff capacity and even volatile behaviour as well.
As a nurse, you are expected to be able to deal with and handle a huge amount of trauma. You are expected to live with this on a day to day basis and you are also expected to just get on with your job as well. For a lot of people, this is not possible at all and they leave for other jobs that are not as demanding. For some people, they choose to stay on but that being said, they are just too stressed and as a result, they become disengaged. This can lead to a lot of unhappiness in the workplace and it can also make it much more difficult for them to feel happy with the decisions that they are making. This is something that you need to take into account when you work in private nursing or even in homecare.
The NHS Highland have just appointed a brand-new chief executive. They are currently fighting hard to try and turn the tide against a £20m budget deficit. They are also having to face claims that revolve around bullying and even harassment as well. If you work in homecare or in private nursing, then you may have experienced some of this yourself. Iain Stewart is the deputy chief when it comes to commissioning and he is going to take over the position. A pivotal part of his role is going to try and turn the whole trust around. He is going to have to deal with some of the allegations that have come from staff members and there is also an independent review underway as well.

Birmingham Hospital now Has a £320m Cap

Monday, 21 January 2019 11:38
The NHS trust, which is behind the Midland Metropolitan Hospital has now been hit by the collapse of Carillion. They have launched a trust to try and find a centre that is going to replace their contractor and they have also put a cap on any bids to try and get the hospital finished. Sandwell and West Birmingham have published a contract notice that calls on any provisional contractors to try and register their interest in taking over the project. They have also pledged that they will share any cost savings.
The CQC has appointed Rosie Benneyworth as their new chief inspector. She is going to be in charge of integrated care and medical services. She is currently a GP from Somerset and she is also the director of the Strategic Clinical Services. She is going to be taking up the roleas the chief inspector in March. Rosie is taking over the job from Steve Field, who has worked the position since the year 2013. Ian Trenholm has commented saying that they are delighted that Rosie is going to be joining them. He has also come out to say that Rosie brings a ton of experience that will be invaluable to the team.
The government really does need to announce a credible solution that is going to address the long-term underfunding that is happening in adult social care right now. A green paper from the Department of Health is expected to land in summer. Those who work in homecare and even private nursing will understand what a vital decision this is.
If you work in homecare or even in private nursing then you will understand how important it is to try and give people the support they need in their later years. With the first intergenerational care home being operated in the UK, it’s safe to say that this is a great move forward. A chorus of nursery rhymes isn’t exactly the first thing that you expect when you walk into an elderly person’s home. The children love it and they dance around. Anna Platman, who is 93 has been a member of the care home for nearly a year. She believes that by having children around, you forget that you are away from your family.
Poor health in the north really is having a major impact on the productivity of the area. This is according to a report that was done from the six universities. The NHSA study has stated that they are doing everything they can to try and create additional funding for the northern economy and that they have also found deep-rooted inequalities in health as well. The Health for Wealth report has stated that the relationship between the healthcare industry and the powerhouse needs to improve and that this will also help to improve regional growth as well.
If you work in private nursing or even in homecare then you will understand more than anyone how annoying it can be to have ghost patients. The giant Capita are going to start their own process of trying to clean out millions of ghost patients from their ghost list. Capita have originally stated that they are going to clear out patients who no longer attend the practice but this was halted early because they faced a ton of criticism from the BMA.  
The Home Office is trying to pilot a scheme. This is going to be done with Royal Mail and a ton of local authorities as well. The overall goal is to try and make sure that older people are certainly getting the support that they need to try and combat the loneliness that they experience on a day to day basis. Postal workers will try and call on those who are lonely to take part while they are doing their delivery rounds. They will then ask a set of questions on their device and this is known as being safe and connected. The results will then be analysed and it will also direct the individual to those who might be able to help. The trial is going to take place in Liverpool and even Whitby as well. It is a part of a cross-government scheme and it is going to have a huge impact on mental health.
Elderly people could now be protected under a new law regarding hate crime. This comes as a wide-ranging review. The legal body has been instructed by Sajid Javid and their goal is to try and look at how the legislation could be far more effective if certain measures were taken. Some of the categories that are under this right now include race, religion, sexual orientation and even disability. Of course, action or even elder abuse does estimate that there are around one million people who are subject to abuse every single year and this is a shocking statistic to say the least. Of course, if you work in homecare or even in private nursing then you will understand this more than anyone. There are a number of convictions that happen even to this day and when someone is found to be guilty, they are usually able to escape through various loopholes. On top of this, they are also given sentences that are flimsy as well.
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