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Striving to promote excellence of safety and health in care services.

* Our website is here to help you with health & safety matters in the care sector.

If you have a question or need advice, start by taking a look at our documents or if  a member, use our discussion forum.

* Find guidance and information on topics such as Fire Safety, Restraint, Manual Handling, Scalding, First-Aid, Risk Assessment, Care Plans and much more.
* Look at details of our dedicated events you can attend to network with colleagues in the care sector helping raise the profile of health and safety If not a member, join today, and be part of our growing UK membership.

Chris Jackson, National Chair    2019 National Chair report

                           Events for 2020
Forum Lancashire
Living Well – Being Well
How does Person Centred Care fit with Health and Safety?

Date: Tuesday 28th April 2020
Venue: Waddow Hall, Waddington Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire. BB7 3LD
Directions and more details: Here
8:30am registration. Commence 9.15am – 4:00pm approx.
Programme – Detailed programme to follow.
Forum includes: Delegate pack & list, AM & PM refreshments, Buffet lunch, Speaker presentations & attendance certificate.
What will it cost? Members £58          Non-Members £78

Bookings are now open

Please note: the ticket price does not include accommodation
Overnight Accommodation – Anyone requiring B&B can book direct with Waddow Hall tel 01200 423186 quoting the NASHiCS forum event. This will be £54.40

Opportunity to meet the delegates and exhibit.
Need more information about these packages?,
please click Here or contact:

National Chair on 07840 893512     or nationalchair@nashics.org  
The Events Team on  07840 160 030    or events@nashics.org

Visit us at the  NASHiCS stand D931

National Executive members are speaking at the Expo.

Flu season: it’s started!

There were 49 outbreaks of flu-like illness in care homes in England, as of
December 12, according to the figures from Public Health England.
This represents a rise of 15 cases (a 44 per cent rise) on the figures for the end of November.
Of the 49 care home outbreaks, 22 tested positive influenza A, almost quadruple the number as end of November.
In the community as a whole, 190 new acute respiratory outbreaks have been captured in the figures, a rise of 55 per cent on the previous week.
The rate of influenza-like illness is now above threshold levels for the first time this season in England, but remain below it for Scotland and Wales.

Managing Influenza like outbreaks in Care Homes.

England Here –  Scotland   Here –  Wales Here  – Northern Ireland  Here

Start planning for Nutrition & Hydration week in March.

Nutrition and Hydration Week, taking place in March 16-22, is an opportunity for care homes to promote food service; catering for special dietary needs and to promote nutritional screening.
It can be used as an education and awareness tool for your senior management, your team, your residents and their families.
Campaign organisers offer the following tips to help you plan your nutrition and hydration week.

Find out all you need to know about how to make your N & H Week a roaring success    Details

Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.

More information and Document Download

 e-News issue 102 (January 2020) available for members

Next issue 103 due February 2020.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

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