Newcross News Issue 10 - Spring 2017

2017 is off to a flying start for Newcross. We've welcomed some fantastic new starters to the team, and have already expanded our Woking and Bournemouth branches and launched a Southend-on-Sea branch.

In this edition Stephen takes a look at the widening skills gap in the healthcare sector, where the removal of student bursaries are predicted to put a strain on the industry, with a decline in nurse degree applications already occurring. He identifies the steps needed to be taken by the government and what exciting training courses Newcross has been putting in place. You can read more on pages 10 and 11.

With the recent rise in falls, our Clinical Excellence team discuss best practice on pages 18 and 19, and explore what to do when responding to falls. Older people living in care home are 3 times more likely to fall than those in the community, so we have identified the 6 things to remember when someone has fallen. 

In November we spent an exciting couple of days with our 100 Club, celebrating our office staff top performers. We whisked away 28 staff to London where we took part in some thrilling activities, including team building events and experiencing the smash hit musical Mamma Mia!

We hope you enjoy our Spring Edition.

Michelle Gorringe RN, MD and Stephen Pattrick, CEO