Celebrating excellence in care in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

A special event is being held in Plymouth to celebrate excellence in the city’s care sector next month.

‘Celebrating Excellence in Care: Plymouth 2016’ which is being held at the New Continental Hotel on Saturday 14 May. The event will be a chance to showcase and recognise best practice across care in Plymouth, from nursing homes and care homes to those who provide care in people’s...

Free elearning to support cancer care in the community

Authored by Mary

A free elearning programme is being launched to help health and social care workers broaden their knowledge of cancer care in the community.

The Royal Marsden School, which has a national and international reputation for excellence in cancer education, commissioned Plymouth-based elearning provider Sponge UK to create the new healthcare training.

The elearning course is made up...

Pregnancy research at Derriford in international spotlight

Authored by Mary

Researchers at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have played a key role in two major, national trials which will change treatment for mothers-to-be.

The results of the trials have been published in international journals within days of each other.

The OPPTIMUM study was published in The Lancet at the weekend and The 35/39 Trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (...

Health care assistants come together

Authored by Mary

On Tuesday 20th October, an awards ceremony was held at Derriford Health and Leisure Centre for the Health Care Assistants (HCAs) who have completed either a Level 2 (L2) or Level 3 (L3) Diploma in Progression Award.

Nicky Mitchell and Lyndsey Box, HCA L2 course tutors, were delighted to host the event to applaud all of the HCAs for their fantastic achievements and reflect upon the...

Motorists urged to take extra care this weekend

Authored by Mary

As the Bank Holiday weekend approaches South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is expecting a busy weekend across the region and is urging drivers to take extra care on the roads.

An influx of visitors is expected to descend on the South West’s tourist spots this weekend, especially as it is the last weekend for families to enjoy a break before schools begin the...

New contracts awarded to improve home care

Authored by News Desk

New contracts have been awarded to improve care for people in Plymouthwho require care at home.

Plymouth City Council is working together with NHS Northern, Eastern, Western (NEW) Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to drive up standards in domiciliary care.

Under the new contracts, which incorporate home care, rapid response, dementia support and integration with health...

Politicians to debate the future of dementia care

Authored by Mary

A cross-party debate on the future of dementia care will take place at the Fourth Plymouth Dementia Conference on Friday (February 6).

Plymouth Sutton and Devonport MP Oliver Colvile (Conservative) and parliamentary candidates Luke Pollard (Labour), Ben Osborn (Green), and Penny Mills (UKIP) will take to the stage for a discussion about the political influence on health and social care...

Plymouth prepares for new Care Act

Authored by News Desk

Residents in Plymouth who need care and support will be affected by changes in Government legislation.

The Care Act 2014, which comes into effect in April 2015, brings new duties for local authorities, along with new rights for both service users and carers.

Under the Care Act, people will be entitled to an assessment for their care and support needs, as will their carers. In...

New standards for home care in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

New standards are to be put in place in Plymouth for people who require care at home.

Plymouth City Council is working together with NHS Northern, Eastern, Western (NEW) Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to drive up standards in domiciliary care. Council Cabinet has agreed in principle to a new improved contract, at its meeting on Tuesday 11th November.

Under the...

School for disabled being investigated by police

Authored by News Desk

The Dame Hannah Rogers School for Disabled in Ivybridge is being investigated by the police over concerns of safeguarding.

Ofsted temporarily suspended services, which will last at least until the 16th of September. The school’s trust said it followed a referral it made about the unit which is able to accommodate 40 students with both physical and learning difficulties.



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