National strategy for autism: 2021 to 2026

10 August 2021

There are an estimated 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. Deborah Bellamy explains the new autism strategy and the impact it is likely to have on those affected, including family members, carers and services.

Managing sickness absence

5 August 2021

Researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, Opeyemi Ogundeji, explores how employers can manage sickness absences and how rejecting leave requests can affect absence levels.

How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

2 August 2021

In March 2020, the Government announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time through the Job Retention Scheme (furlough). This guide explores what employers need to know for furloughing employees from November 2020 onwards.

Are you OK? Mental health first aid training

29 July 2021

Should mental health first aid training become law? Laura King considers whether training can exist in isolation and how organisations can incorporate it into wider mental health support.

Identifying physiological deterioration in care home residents: what are the latest developments?

23 July 2021

Older patients in residential care settings are at risk of physiological deterioration. Not all cases are easily predicted but failing to recognise early signs can mean poor outcomes for the individual. The effects of Covid-19 in particular can be very varied and not immediately obvious, especially in older people who often develop the “soft signs” of illness. Christine Grey investigates.

The importance of providing culturally appropriate care

8 July 2021

Health and Social care providers need to deliver services that recognise the social, cultural and linguistic needs of service users and ensure these are appropriately met, enabling individuals to feel understood and valued. In this feature, Deborah Bellamy explores why it has become increasingly important for care services to deliver person-centred culturally sensitive care, how the CQC’s guidance underpins this, what the relevant CQC regulations are, as well as key questions, tips and what training is available.

FAQs on employing foreign nationals post-Brexit

2 July 2021

The FAQs below detail everything organisations need to know regarding the employment of foreign workers following our exit from the EU. This information is being continually checked and updated.