Queen's Nursing Institute Care Home Nurses Network The aim of the Care Home Nurses Network is to develop a platform for Care Home Nurses to meet and support each other, whilst also giving updates on specific subject matters such as wound care and end of life. Currently we are planning to hold meetings/workshops in London 3rd February 2020, Birmingham March 2020, Manchester April 2020 and Bristol April 2020. This is just at the preliminary stage so may be subject to change. At the moment dates and venues have not been confirmed but if you would like to receive the [...]
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West Cluster IAGAPS Weekend Care Home Streaming Service Care homes out of hours service in west Dorset. The Eating and Drinking Well with Dementia Toolkit Based on their research, Professor Jane Murphy, Dr Joanne Holmes and the team at the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre at Bournemouth University have developed a toolkit to provide freely available resources (a film, workbook, leaflet and guides) to deliver person-centered nutritional care for people living with dementia. The toolkit has been used all over the UK and overseas, as far afield as Australia and is the winner [...]
Care Home learning re contractures from Dorset Healthcare University NHS Trust We have recently had some patients develop pressure ulcers behind their contracted limbs. We are working with our staff to develop a care pathway but I have been sent some info that would be useful for the care homes and I was hoping you may be able to raise this as a concern and disseminate the information. These have been developed by the county council and passed on to some of our DN teams. We are distributing to our DN and community teams but I think this needs [...]
Brexit Brexit and Medicines Management It is very important that NO ADDITIONAL PRESCRIPTION/ORDERS of medicines are made and that patients and their carers continue to follow what NHS England have said “It is important that patients only order their repeat prescriptions as normal, and keep taking their medicines as normal.” All contingency plans in care homes, pharmacies and GP practices in terms of continuity of medicines supply should refer to this guidance from NHS England EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Colleagues, clients, friends & families you know may need assistance to get the immigration [...]
Dorset NHS is offering up to 50 aspiring nurses the chance to earn as they learn on a new Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA) scheme, launched today to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week. The scheme will give eligible candidates thinking about choosing nursing as a career the opportunity to study and qualify as a nurse - whilst being paid a starting salary of over £17,000 with no tuition fees to pay. The four-year course starts in September 2019. Successful applicants will have the option to study adult or mental health nursing with either Solent University or the Open University, while gaining [...]
Dorset’s NHS services, particularly our emergency departments (A&E), are currently facing increased pressure in the run up to the weekend. With this in mind, we are reminding people to use the right NHS service for their needs. This can help to free up emergency services for people who really need them, and could mean you get the right care more quickly. Dorset’s NHS services are here to help you if you become hurt or unwell, and range from over 150 pharmacies across the county (for help with colds, coughs and headaches, etc) to minor injuries units and the urgent treatment centre [...]
We would like to take this opportunity to address some inaccuracies that are circulating in an open letter to NHS Dorset CCG from Mr. Jeff Williams recently published on the Dorset Eye website. Chief Executive Tim Goodson has responded to Mr. Williams directly and this response can be read in full online. We would also invite people who use health services in Dorset to find out more about the benefits of having specialist hospitals by reading our Patient Benefits Case available from Dorset's Vision. DCCG Response (PDF) Mr. Williams' Letter Patient Benefit Case [...]
If you’re taken ill over the Bank Holiday weekend, make sure you know what options for care you have in your local area. Our guide to out of hours care provides information on local services available to you over the Bank Holiday, including a map of where to find your nearest emergency department, minor injuries unit/urgent treatment centre, and pharmacy. For more information on out of hours care for you and your family, visit the Out of Hours page on the CCG website.
The Retreat, the first major outcome of the recent Mental Health Acute Care Pathway review, had its official opening at Hahnemann House in Bournemouth yesterday. Run in partnership with Dorset Mental Health Forum, it provides a safe and welcoming environment for people who have self-identified a crisis and need out-of-hours support. The Retreat is staffed by mental health clinicians and peer support specialists, and is open to any Dorset resident aged 18 and over from Monday to Thursday: 4.30pm-12 midnight and Friday to Sunday: 6.30pm-2am. It is proving hugely popular – since it opened its doors at the end of April, [...]