Liberty Protection Safeguards: update and next steps

23 September 2021

A twelve-week public consultation on a draft Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) Code of Practice (CoP) is imminent. The response to this will be the next step towards finalising detail on how the health and social care sectors will implement a new LPS scheme, which is set to replace the existing Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) from April next year. Christine Grey looks at the next steps and the implications for care services.

Using nudge techniques to influence health and safety behaviour

16 September 2021

You have almost certainly been “nudged” at some point in your life to do something, but you probably didn’t even realise it. Brian Bunning considers how nudge techniques can positively change employees’ engagement with health and safety.

How to manage migraines at work

10 September 2021

Laura King evaluates whether migraines can be classed as a disability and assesses workplace adaptions that can be implemented to help migraine sufferers.

Suicide Prevention Day 2021

9 September 2021

Falling every year on 10 September, the day promotes open, honest and genuine conversations about suicide. This year the theme is “Creating hope through action”.

Managing an employee with shingles

6 September 2021

Nicola Jagielski from Health Assured describes what shingles is, and advises on whether employees who have the infection should be working.

Coronavirus in care settings

2 September 2021

What is coronavirus and what can care providers do to keep their service users and staff safe? This article provides a round-up of essential information for care settings, including PPE, testing, high-risk individuals, visiting and social distancing.

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.