June 02, 2011 -- Able Newsflash No.273

Care News

The Law Commission has published a report on Adult Social Care. The report makes recommendations including a single code of practice to pave the way for a coherent social care system.

Other recommendations include placing duties on councils and the NHS to work together, having a new legal framework to protect service users from abuse and neglect and suggest building a single, streamlined assessment and eligibility framework.

The report can be downloaded by going to http://www.justice.gov.uk

The CQC has ask the government to move back the date for GP registration. The original date was April 2012 and the new request is that this should be extended by another year.The CQC says it wants more time to "improve the process for GPs", and to allow more time to embed compliance monitoring in the sectors it already regulates and to make sure registration is more closely aligned with accreditation schemes.

A study has found that the number of "under-15s attending casualty with routine medical complaints has increased by 42% over past decade". It said that "�patchy� out-of-hours services were to blame and parents felt they had no choice but to take their child to the local A&E unit".

The study was carried out by researchers from Nottingham Children�s Hospital, and the University of Nottingham Medical School.
(Source: NHS Choices)

In-House News

Prospective clients have been visited in Hertfordshire and in Kent.

New Care Manager Claire and Risk Assessor Charlene attended a Safeguarding Adult training session.

Client reviews have been held in South Wales and in Bedford.

Interesting Information / Statistics

Liechtenstein is very small in size measuring around 15 miles long and 7.5 miles wide. However the country has a �health� claim to fame in that it is the world�s largest exporter of false teeth.

Chicken Pox
It is believed that this childhood illness is so called because the spots associated with the illness which appear on the surface of the skin were thought to look like chickpeas.

Question of the Week
"I have a godson who is disabled and spending a fortnight with me this summer. He will be bringing his wheelchair with him and I need to find out places to visit and interesting things for us both to enjoy for this period. Is there a way I can find out what is available without going to local county websites?"

Answer : There is a very easy way to find out about inspiring and enjoyable days out for people with a disability. The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain will give you 180 ideas. All the activities, attractions and places have been reviewed by disabled visitors. To get a copy of the Guide call 0800 953 7070 (lines are open 8am to 8pm daily).

We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".

Best Wishes,
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.