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.

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.