Medical articles

Boots outlines pharmacists’ role in effective use of antibiotics in care homes

Boots outlines pharmacists’ role in effective use of antibiotics in care homes

New research led by Boots UK has outlined how community pharmacists can help can support residents and care homes in the appropriate and effective use of antibiotics.

Countrywide Healthcare sees record sales growth of £4m in 2018

Leading specialist healthcare provider Countrywide Healthcare has reported another year of record sales growth in 2018.

Intervention by Surrey CCG sees rise in care home hydration and nutrition

The clinical commissioning group has introduced a number of ‘hydration stations’ at care homes in Surrey as part of its Quality in Care Homes programme.

Digital provider aims to banish care home medication errors

A new report by digital medication management provider Omnicell UK & Ireland aims to end care home medication errors.

Care homes and NHS team up to spot early warning signs of ill health

Care home staff and NHS nurses are working together in a digital pilot designed to improve the quality of life of residents and reduce hospital admissions in Sheffield.

NHS programme helps care home staff spot signs of residents’ ill-health

An NHS programme is being rolled out in care homes across North West London to help care staff spot signs of residents being unwell.

Liquid product launched to ease pill swallowing

A liquid product designed to make pill swallowing easier for people with dysphagia has been launched.

Orchard Care Homes signs up for anti-choking device

Harrogate based Orchard Care Homes has become the latest provider to roll-out an anti-choking device.

Airway clearance device saves resident’s life

An airway clearance device has helped save the life of a resident at New Care’s Ashland Manor Care Home in Sale, Manchester.

Oakdale Care Group signs up for anti-choking device

Dechoker UK has won a contract to supply its anti-choking device to Oakdale Care Group.