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Commentary: That old weekend effect!

  • Dr Chris Moulton
  • 17 July 2019
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

From the Oxford English Dictionary [online version]:
Weekend (n.)
a. The period between two working weeks, typically regarded as a time for leisure or recreation.

Angry Tax Payer: I see that your lot have found yet another excuse to avoid increasing the number of doctors who have to work at weekends.
Militant Doctor: I presume that you are referring to the paper that I sent you by Metcalfe et al. which demonstrated that admission to an English Major Trauma Centre at a weekend is not associated wit…

Going Places: supporting people with learning disabilities and autism into work and in the workforce

  • Diane Lightfoot
  • 25 February 2019
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care, Education & Training

Going Places: supporting people with learning disabilities and autism into work and in the workforce”

 

Good work transforms lives. And good work for people with a learning disability or autism is a subject particularly close to my heart, having spent 13 years working for United Response, a charity that supports people with learning disabilities and autism to live the lives they choose.

 

Whilst at United Response, it struck me that for those who can work, employment is the most genuine and …

  • learning disabilities

How does a software system improve your CQC rating?

  • AutumnCare
  • 30 January 2019
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

How does a software system improve your CQC rating?

An electronic care management system helps care providers improve compliance across all five key areas assessed during CQC inspections.

Recording comprehensive notes for each resident using a paper-based system is a time-consuming and labour-intensive task. Staff are able to document with greater efficiency by using AutumnCare. As a result, care records become more comprehensive and person-centred.

The Five Key Areas

Safe

An electronic sys…

  • health and social care