July 26, 2012 -- Able Newsflash No.332

UK News

Scotrail has brought in a new rule for its passengers, a night time ban on drinking alcohol on its trains. The rule came into force last Friday and since then six arrests have been made by British Transport Police. The ban runs from 9.00pm to 10.00am and this also applies to passengers visibly carrying alcoholic drinks. Passengers deemed unfit to travel will be prevented from boarding trains.

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care: public information booklet – We have in the past been able to order 100 copies of this booklet which we have them passed on to people who wish to pursue possible funding. Running low on numbers we rang again to order a further 100 copies ( the largest number that was possible to order) only to be told that this was no longer possible as printing of the leaflet had ceased. However it is still available online by visiting: www.dh.gov.uk and putting the title of the booklet in and downloading the 12 pages.

Health firm BMI Healthcare has been censured after it emerged that it was deliberately delaying operations for NHS patients to try to make them pay for their care themselves.
Source: PoliticsHome

? ? ? Question of the Week ? ? ?

"My Father had a stroke and his speech is very poor. He has had some speech sessions via the NHS but we would like to buy in some outside professional help for him. How do I find out if there is anybody local to him?"

Answer : Visit the website Help With Talking at www.helpwithtalking.com as this is the site of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice. On the website you can put in the post code and the nearest practitioners will come up with details of their experience, whether they do home visits, contact details, etc.

Interesting Information / Statistics

From the Foods Standards Agency:

The Foreign Office's latest annual report on British behaviour abroad shows that seventy British people were taken into hospital each week last year whilst abroad. Approx. 33% of the hospitalisations occurred in Spain.

In House

A potential client was visited this week in Suffolk and four new clients began their care packages this week in:

Potential carer interviews have taken place in Cornwall and a client review took place in the same County. A further client review took place in Norfolk.

We have recently installed a new telephone system which includes call recording. the 'in house' policy complies with all regulations including Data Protection. If you wish to see a copy of our policy please e-mail ablemg@aol.com.

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Best Wishes,
Angela Gifford, Director
Able Community Care Ltd.

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