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...
Antimicrobial stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship

This week we hosted a webinar on antimicrobial stewardship and infection control. Here we will cover some background information on antimicrobial stewardship as well as key discussion points from the event.   What are microbials? Antimicrobial medicines are used...
Medication Management Made Safer

Medication Management Made Safer

Independent, February 2018. Adverse drug reactions account for the majority of medication errors. This is followed by:  Poor communication between healthcare professionals Administering medication to the wrong person Elderly people are at a higher risk of adverse drug...
The Future of Technology in Elderly Care

The Future of Technology in Elderly Care

The following was presented by AutumnCare Managing Director Tam Watson at the Future of Care Homes Summit and Exhibition. Tam Watson and gang at Tech and Tea, an initiative teaching residents new tech skills. Tam Watson speaking on the future of technology in care at...