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Chris Jackson, National Chair.

National Chair Annual Report for 8th June 2021


Events for 2022 – Dates for your diary.

learn NEW ways – deploy NEW skills – forge NEW links

Summer Seminar for Safety and Health in Care Services

Protecting your services – don’t get caught out!

Date: 14th June 2022.

Venue: The Incora Pavillion, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, County Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6DA


Conversation & Catch Up sessions.

“”To ensure all our colleagues can enjoy the extended Platinum Jubilee , we have decided to rest our Conversation  and Catch up on the 7th June;

Don’t forget, you can book and join our in-person Summer Seminar on Tues the 14th June, for real networking, Here– book now.

Date: The first Tuesday of every month – next is now on Tuesday 5th July 2022.
This session will be hosted by Andy Hollingshead Vice Chair with the headline topics of passenger transport, and physical intervention training
Time: 10:30 to 11:30.
Platform: Zoom. Meeting ID: 881 3909 7333 Pass code: 478823
No charge for the sessions Problems: just ring 07840160030
Open to members and non members just sign in and join the discussion.
Questions; clarifications; views on topics; issues you may have.
Colleagues may have the answer


 National Chair Annual Report for  8th June 2021

Events for 2022 – Dates for your diary.

learn NEW ways – deploy NEW skills – forge NEW links

Summer Seminar for Safety and Health in Care Services

Protecting your services – don’t get caught out!

Date: 14th June 2022.

Venue: The Incora Pavillion, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, County Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6DA


Conversation & Catch Up sessions.

“”To ensure all our colleagues can enjoy the extended Platinum Jubilee , we have decided to rest our Conversation  and Catch up on the 7th June;

Don’t forget, you can book and join our in-person Summer Seminar on Tues the 14th June, for real networking, Here– book now.

Date: The first Tuesday of every month – next is now on Tuesday 5th July 2022.
This session will be hosted by Andy Hollingshead Vice Chair with the headline topics of passenger transport, and physical intervention training
Time: 10:30 to 11:30.
Platform: Zoom. Meeting ID: 881 3909 7333 Pass code: 478823
No charge for the sessions Problems: just ring 07840160030
Open to members and non members just sign in and join the discussion.
Questions; clarifications; views on topics; issues you may have.
Colleagues may have the answer

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NASHiCS supports
The UK stands with Ukraine.

The British Government is doing all it can to support Ukrainian nationals living and working in the UK. Building on immediate support provided in recent weeks to assist British Nationals to leave Ukraine, the Home Secretary recently confirmed Ukrainians who are .. full message Read


National Patient Safety Alert Issued 5th April.

Inadvertent oral administration of potassium permanganate.
Potassium permanganate is routinely used in the NHS as a dilute solution to treat weeping and blistering skin conditions. It is supplied in concentrated forms, either as a ‘tablet’ or a solution, which requires dilution before use. These concentrated forms resemble an oral tablet or drink and if ingested are highly toxic.

The alert asks both secondary and primary care providers to take action to assess if the benefit of using  potassium permanganate outweighs the risk, and, if use is to continue, to ensure safer prescribing and labelling, and to ensure it is stored safely. More


Prime Minister sets out plan for living with COVID

However, the Covid-19 pandemic is “not over”

Following the prime minister’s announcements, the top scientific and medical advisers did warn that Covid can be expected to return in more virulent and dangerous forms.
and urged people testing positive to continue to isolate.  


Employer responsibilities to workers regarding the provision of PPE are changing from 6th April 2022.

The Personal Protective Equipment at work (amendment) regulations 2022
interim guidance to help employers identify whether they and their workforce may be impacted by the changes and explains what employers may need to do to prepare for the changes. Read here


Acoustically operated door release mechanisms (AODRM) for holding open fire doors.

National Protection Learning Information Note.
In response to a number of recent enquires, this information note is designed to raise
awareness of the suitability of acoustically operated door release mechanisms (AODRM) when used to hold open (and subsequently release) fire doors in premises
Read


Making sure your Care/Nursing Home is safe from fire.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that care home managers have many priorities in managing the infection control and care staffing challenges.
National Fire Chiefs Council recognise that the scale of these challenges may mean that the focus on fire safety measures may be lower on the list of priorities than they should be.
Providers in care/nursing homes are encouraged to review their fire risk assessments and management arrangements to ensure these are considered. It may be valuable to engage with their Fire Risk Assessors or Local Fire and Rescue Service to gather further advice if they are concerned about fire safety arrangements, staffing levels or emergency plans.  Read 


e-News issue 128 (May 2022)
available for Members.

 

Next issue 128 due end May 2022.
Latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News


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