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Routes Healthcare, supplier of Health, Social and Childcare personnel have just received an external audit from a large national client achieving a 94.8% success.
Laura Hobson, Branch Manager for Routes Healthcare Yorkshire, was delighted with the result saying “This re-affirms that when we say quality and excellence in all we do it really does means it. Our philosophy is not so much about what we say but our actions and what we do day to day in this business. This proves that what we do meets very, very high standards. Recruiting and supplying Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers across Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale, Leeds, Airedale and North and South Yorkshire to supply to our client base of Nursing homes, Hospitals, etc cannot be achieved successfully without the underpinning strict recruitment and selection processes in place”.
We have a number of new job vacancies this week for Nurses throughout the north of England, including Nurse Jobs in Preston, Garstang and Chorley areas and Healthcare Assistant Jobs in Blackpool, Poulton, Fleetwood, Cleveleys and Lytham areas.
For more details about these jobs and information on how to apply, please go to our Vacancies page.
Cast your mind back to 27 February. It was a Monday morning. The weather was pretty mild for the end of winter.
The day before Liverpool had won the Carling Cup football final, while the Sun on Sunday had just been launched.
For the NHS, it was to be the busiest day of the year.
The bed occupancy rate nationally was 92% - seven percentage points above the recognised safe level - according to an analysis by monitoring body Dr Foster.
Nearly half of the 145 trusts in England reported a bed occupancy rate of 95% or above.
There is nothing to suggest anything specific went wrong that day.
But what is certain is that staff working on the wards of hospitals up and down the country would have been struggling to keep up.
Quality of care
When bed occupancy tips the 85% mark the system goes into overdrive - and things start to give.
For patients that means quality of care may suffer.
They may have to wait that little bit longer before their call bell is answered. There may not be enough staff to help the frail at meal times.
Discharge planning can go awry as hospitals become desperate to free up beds. That can mean they turf people out before they are ready or before the support in the community from district nursing teams and social care is in place.
Because of the shortage of beds, patients can find themselves moved around from ward to ward, inevitably finding themselves in unsuitable surroundings.
On their own, these things seem relatively minor, but added together they create the sort of care that leaves people feeling aggrieved and which, at its worse, is unsafe.
For the full article click here.
The regulator for nurses and midwives is still not doing enough to protect patients properly, MPs are warning.
The Health Select Committee said a huge backlog of cases was hampering the ability of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to safeguard standards.
The cross-party group of MPs also highlighted the regulator's poor record of having decisions overturned on appeal.
But the NMC said it was working hard to put things right.
To read the full article please click here.
The standard of care provided for people with dementia is "patchy", the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.
Some people with the condition were not getting even basic levels of care, it added.
The warning came as NICE unveiled new standards for dementia care in England, covering issues such as housing and access to leisure services.
To read the full article click here.
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