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Environmental awareness programme gets underway at Care UK homes

Environmental awareness programme gets underway at Care UK homes

July 11 2013

A new pilot scheme to make Care UK’s residential homes more environmentally friendly has been launched. The scheme has seen a number of homes in the North East and one in Slough sign up to investigate ways to reduce their environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Care UK responds to review on national standards for health and social care workers

Care UK responds to review on national standards for health and social care workers

July 10 2013

The Department of Health today published a review investigating ways to ensure people accessing health and social care services are treated with compassion by care professionals.

North East London NHS Treatment Centre wins praise and award at top day surgery conference

North East London NHS Treatment Centre wins praise and award at top day surgery conference

July 9 2013

Research into post-operative patient care, carried out at the North East London NHS Treatment Centre, has won a gold award at the British Association of Day Surgery’s (BADS) annual scientific meeting in Southport.

Plans approved for new care home and wellbeing centre at Chalkstone, Haverhill

Plans approved for new care home and wellbeing centre at Chalkstone, Haverhill

July 8 2013

Planning approval has been granted by St Edmundsbury Borough Council for the development in Haverhill of a new state-of-the-art care home for older people, and a wellbeing centre which will offer day care clubs and activities for older people who live independently in the wider community.

Care UK and Arlene Phillips launch new activities book to help make caring for people living with dementia as easy as ABC

Care UK and Arlene Phillips launch new activities book to help make caring for people living with dementia as easy as ABC

July 1 2013

Care UK has published a free new guide to help families caring for a loved one living with dementia.

Care UK welcomes Government proposals for investment in joining up health and social care services

Care UK welcomes Government proposals for investment in joining up health and social care services

June 27 2013

Care UK chief executive Mike Parish has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s surprise announcement of a £3 billion fund to join up health and social care services for older people but regrets the fact that the country’s older people will have to wait until 2015 for it to start.

Patient survey shows 96% of Dagenham walk-in centre patients seen within an hour

Patient survey shows 96% of Dagenham walk-in centre patients seen within an hour

June 26 2013

As news bulletins continue to run stories about the percentage of people waiting for more than four hours to be seen in A & E departments across the country, one Dagenham health clinic is bucking the trend for long waiting times for its walk-in centre patients.

40s-style glamour marks Colne View’s first birthday

40s-style glamour marks Colne View’s first birthday

June 21 2013

Swinging back to the 40s brought songs and celebrations to Care UK’s Colne View care home in Halstead, Essex, as more than 200 guests celebrated the home&

New nursing home welcomes first residents

New nursing home welcomes first residents

June 17 2013

Afternoon tea, film showings, gardening and armchair exercise are all underway as the first residents settle in at Care UK’s Cairdean House, Colinton’s brand new care home.

European co-operation opens up a world of possibility for dementia care

European co-operation opens up a world of possibility for dementia care

June 12 2013

Care UK’s head of dementia care, Maizie Mears-Owen, was amongst a delegation of visitors to a unique care community in Holland for a meeting to increase shared learning amongst specialists in dementia care.

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