Useful links

RCN Guidance for Care Homes

https://www.rcn.org.uk/get-help/rcn-advice/care-homes

Older people in care homes: sex, sexuality and intimate relationships

First Steps for Health Care Assistants

Become a Delirium Champion

Free training/courses

http://dementiatrainingcentre.com/e-learning-courses/

https://www.petroc.ac.uk/courses-search/looking-for-distance-learning

ACAS free learning

PrescQIPP care homes resources – medication in care homes

First Steps for Health Care Assistants

North Devon Hospice – Training courses

Devon County Council Provider Engagement Network

https://new.devon.gov.uk/providerengagementnetwork/

Devon County Council – tools and templates

https://new.devon.gov.uk/providerengagementnetwork/tools_and_templates/

SWAST tools & resources

https://www.swast.nhs.uk/care

Alzheimer’s Society/This is Me

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20113/publications_about_living_with_dementia/415/this_is_me

New Devon CCG Infection Control

https://www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk/infection-control-and-tissue-viability/infection-control-in-care-homes-101399

Sepsis Trust

http://sepsistrust.org/

Dignity in Care

https://www.dignityincare.org.uk/About/The_10_Point_Dignity_Challenge/

http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/guides/guide15/

SCIE

http://www.scie.org.uk/

NICE Older People in Care Homes

https://www.nice.org.uk/advice/lgb25/chapter/Introduction

NICE Oral Health for people in Care Homes

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng48

NICE Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Management

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg179

Nursing Midwifery Council Code of Conduct

https://www.nmc.org.uk/standards/code/

Patient Safety Alerts

https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/patient-safety-alerts/

Office of the Public Guardian/Power of Attorney

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-public-guardian

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20032/legal_and_financial/130/lasting_power_of_attorney/8

Mental Capacity

http://www.scie.org.uk/mca/introduction/mental-capacity-act-2005-at-a-glance

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2005/9/contents

IMCA

http://www.scie.org.uk/mca/imca

NHS England/Enhanced Care in Care Homes

https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/new-care-models/vanguards/care-models/care-homes-sites/

Disclosure & Barring

https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview

Care Quality Comission: Celebrating Good Care

http://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/evaluation/celebrating-good-care-championing-outstanding-care

When/what to report to CQC

http://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/notifications/notification-finder

British Geriatric Society

http://www.bgs.org.uk/

To huddle or not to huddle – your essential guide

https://www.england.nhs.uk/signuptosafety/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2015/11/huddles-essential-guide.pdf

Safer food, better business supplement for residential care homes

https://www.food.gov.uk/business-industry/caterers/sfbb/carehomes

News item – Care home firm fined £60,000 after resident fell from hoist and died just days later

Nutrition/hydration

Safer food, better business supplement for residential care homes (Food Standards Agency)

CQC – Using surveillance

North Devon Hospice – Care forums

Activities

A choir in every home – Toolkit for Care Homes

Postcrossing – a project that allows you to send postcards and receive postcards back from random people around the world.

PRS music licence 

 

Last updated: January 25, 2018