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  • Blanket approach to do not resuscitate orders 'must not be repeated'

    Blanket approach to do not resuscitate orders 'must not be repeated'

    21.10.20 As a second spike in coronavirus takes hold in much of the UK, the CQC is working to prevent a repetition of the impact on social care earlier this year. Inspectors said this week that they were reviewing “do not attempt resuscitation” (DNACPR) orders after evidence emerged in April that they had been issued for groups of care home residents without individual consent. The CQC said its review would identify and share best practice and highlight decisions which had not been person-centred with a view to “ensuring mistakes are not repeated”. Dr Rosie Benneyworth, one of its chief inspectors, said: "Along with partners we have been clear that it is unacceptable for advance care plans, with or without ‘do not attempt resuscitation’ form completion, to be applied to groups of people of any description. These decisions must continue to be made on an individual basis according to need.”

  • Most England care providers show 'good practice' on infection control

    Most England care providers show 'good practice' on infection control

    20.10.20 In an update on its new infection and prevention control (IPC) inspections, which are being rolled out across England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) suggested that most care homes are taking effective precautions against coronavirus risks. “Most care providers that we have inspected have demonstrated good practice which we will continue to highlight through regular publications,” said adult social care chief inspector Kate Terroni. “However, where we have concerns, we can and will take swift action.” Terroni added that care homes would need to take a case-by-case approach to visits from residents’ relatives. “We do expect care homes to discuss visitation as part of individual care plans including considering whether residents have exceptional circumstances to consider in those plans, and we will look for these on inspection,” she commented.

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  • UK Dementia Congress 2020

    UK Dementia Congress 2020

    10th - 12th November 2020

    Over the last 14 years the multi-disciplinary UK Dementia Congress, organised by the Journal of Dementia Care, has built a reputation as the single event which those working in dementia care do not want to miss. And we don't want this year to be any different! More information HERE.

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