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Our health service is the envy of the world. Why not our care service? Read our views on the healthcare sector and how we’re doing all we can to help Britain get the care service it deserves.

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What qualities do you need to become a healthcare assistant?

​Have you ever wondered what qualities you need to become a care assistant? Aside from kindness and compassion, two of the essential characteristics you need if you're considering a career in care,...

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How to cope with winter weather

Cold weather is on its way according to the MET Office. If they're right, we can expect to see frost and wintry showers as of tomorrow. After a mild Monday and Tuesday, temperatures are expected t...

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Love and trust in the care profession

​Love and trust are two cornerstones of the care industry. Trust is integral to the work we do. Without trust, we couldn't positively impact the lives of thousands of people all over the UK each ye...

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Ending ‘Pyjama Paralysis’

​Identity and the clothing we choose to wear are intimately linked. Research suggests it can also affect the health and wellbeing of people in care. The way we dress provides a lens through which ...

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How to tell if someone in your care is becoming unwell

​As a carer, you'll know that a person's health can deteriorate quickly, and failing to act promptly can have serious consequences. People with learning disabilities are particularly vulnerable bec...

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How to respond to falls

Falling down is common but usually a minor incident. However, if not addressed properly, the outcomes can be serious. Juliette Millard explains some key techniques in assessment and care to ensure ...

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Newcross Healthcare staff offer advice to graduate nurses

​Finishing university can be uncertain time for any graduate, no matter what course you were on. Fortunately for anyone who studied degree-level nursing, our healthcare staff are on hand to advise ...

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Guide to Epilepsy

E​pilepsy is a neurological disorder that results in what is known as ‘epileptic seizures’, of which there are more than forty kinds. It is also a physical condition as it affects the body. Seizure...

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First Aid Skills: Choking

Written by Juliette Millard - Head of Clinical Governance​If you've ever found yourself choking or seen someone else experiencing it, you'll know it's extremely alarming. Acting swiftly and effecti...

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50% of UK adults unaware of dementia risk factors

​According to Alzheimer's Research UK, fifty per cent of UK adults are unable to identify key risk factors for dementia. The charity surveyed 2,361 people and found that only 1% were able to name t...

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What is CPR and how did it save Christian Eriksen's life?

​CPR is known the world over for saving lives. It is a relatively simple technique and the go-to emergency procedure for someone whose heart has stopped beating. Midfielder Christian Eriksen was gi...

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Nutrition and care of the elderly

N​utrition and Hydration Week has taken place every March since 2012. Its purpose? To unite people, and to create energy, focus and fun in order to highlight and educate people on the value of food...

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Mind Matters Mental Health

Mental health training free for all staff

​To support all staff through the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond, we’re hosting a new series of live, interactive mental health training sessions called ‘Mind Matters’...

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Health Benefits of Technology: Virtual Reality

V​irtual Reality (VR) is a technology that has been around for quite a few decades. In the 1990s there was a brief boom in the technology, however, thanks to technical limitations and the common si...

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End of life care: Making a difference

​Death. It isn’t a subject many of us discuss with our families around the dinner table. However, the taboo of dying is one we should strive to overcome. It’s all too easy to overlook the importanc...

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Nursing careers: Paediatrics

​Paediatric nurses specialise in the care of children from birth until their late teens. These nurses provide care and support to the child while also working with the family or guardians to addres...

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The benefits of music in dementia care

​Music is a universal language. According to Alzheimer’s UK, music accesses different parts of the brain than language. Music can be used to communicate or engage with someone who has been diagnose...

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Delivering excellence in home care with case management

​Case management is a key strand of the Department of Health’s model for caring for people with long-term health conditions. This recognises that individuals with ongoing conditions require targete...

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A guide to dementia night care

H​ave you ever woken up in the middle of the night and felt confused from tiredness? That exact feeling is common among those who have dementia. Waking in the night can leave those living with deme...

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A guide to dementia and Alzheimer's disease

​This resource is relevant to anyone wishing to learn more about dementia, including those caring for a loved one and healthcare professionals. Dementia can be frightening for both people with the ...

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