Mandatory vaccines

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...
Infection control and handheld devices

Infection control and handheld devices

Infection transmission in Social Care Communal living in residential care increases contact between people and increases the risk of infection. The risk of infection further increases when residents have difficulties with daily living activities e.g. toileting.  In...