Controlled Drug Patches

Controlled Drug Patches

Earlier this month the CQC published their annual report on the safe management of controlled drugs. One of the common causes of concern in adult social care settings was around the use of transdermal patches  (such as Fentanyl and Buprenorphine). They found that...
Controlled Drug Patches

Nursing Notes: volunteering at a local care home

This week I returned to my voluntary nursing role in a busy Nursing and Residential home that is local to where I live. I have not been able to go much during the pandemic, so it was lovely to be back. Life is still not back to normal for our care home residents, but...
Controlled Drug Patches

Mandatory vaccines

Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory for care home staff? Yesterday, a senior minister urged that all care home staff in England should be vaccinated against COVID-19, and that this should be mandatory.  This is currently being debated. It is expected that care staff...
Nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic

This week I returned to my voluntary nursing position at a nursing and residential home. I work a long day once a month for a few different reasons. The main one being that I love nursing, it is something I really enjoy and miss. Secondly, working in a care home that...