Former HSE chiefs pen Robens retrospective

9 August 2022

A group of five former senior HSE officials have authored three new papers to mark 50 years since the Robens committee published its revolutionary report.

10 tips for preventing food poisoning in care settings

9 August 2022

Food poisoning is a commonly used term to describe illness caused by consuming food infected with bacteria, viruses or parasites such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria. Illnesses caused by food poisoning are usually short-lived but can make people very sick. Fit and healthy adults usually recover quickly; however, for vulnerable people, including those who are elderly or who have certain health conditions, food poisoning can be serious. Martin Hodgson suggests 10 food safety tips that can be used in both residential adult social care and in home care settings.

EU exit watch — resignation update

5 August 2022

When he delivered his resignation speech outside 10 Downing Street on 7 July, Boris Johnson listed first among his achievements as Prime Minister that he had “got Brexit done”. However, his critics have highlighted the major unresolved problem that Mr Johnson leaves to his successor: how to ensure unhindered trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland without breaching the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Managing capability with hybrid workers

4 August 2022

Rewind two years (and a few months) to before the start of the pandemic. According to research from the CIPD, 18% of employees worked from home on a regular basis. Now, however, the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN), undertaken in spring 2022 (27 April to 8 May), says 38% of working adults reported having worked from home at some point over the past seven days.

Learning design: getting started

4 August 2022

Whether it is called instructional design or learning design matters not a lot. What does matter though is that for all forms and types of learning, be it via face-to-face, virtual or asynchronous digital formats, it matters a considerable amount. So what does learning design involve and what is required to be a successful instructional or learning designer? In the first of several articles, Judith Christian-Carter takes a look at what is involved in getting started in this important area.