CQC – Phase 2 review of restraint, seclusion & segregation underway

Phase two of the thematic review of restraint, seclusion and segregation underway by the CQC

Phase one of the CQC thematic review has been concluded and the findings were published in the interim report in May.
They are now in phase two of the review which is looking at restrictive interventions in adult social care services, mental health rehabilitation and low secure hospitals, & some children’s residential services.

If you would like more information please email
RSSthematic@cqc.org.uk

 

HSE’s h & s guidance for new & temporary workers…

With summer arriving and the subsequent increase in seasonal work, it’s worth noting the HSE’s health and safety guidance for new & temporary workers…

Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at  a workplace as during the rest of their working life.
Visit the  HSE website for advice on protecting new workers.
And 6 steps to protect new starters. All organisations must be aware of their health and safety responsibilities for agency workers and temporary employees too.   Be ready Read

 

CQC’s response to BBC’s undercover investigation inside a hospital for vulnerable people

CQC’s response to Panorama’s undercover investigation inside a hospital for vulnerable people

A recent edition of BBC’s Panorama captured evidence of shocking abuse taking place at a service for people with a learning disability and/or autism.

In response, Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (lead for mental health), said:

“As soon as the BBC told us that they had evidence of abuse we alerted the police and they are now investigating.

“We will urgently explore ways in which we can better assess the experience of care of people who may have impaired capacity, or even be fearful to talk about how……

Read Dr. Paul Lelliot’s report

NHS Trust pleads guilty to breaching H & S at Work etc Act 1974

Royal United Hospitals (Bath) Foundation Trust pleased guilty to a charge under the H&S at Work Etc Act

This follows an HSE investigation into how Royal United Hospitals Bath managed the risks to patients from legionella bacteria in its hot and cold water systems, between 1 July 2009 and 28 August 2015.

The defendant will be sentenced at a later date.

HSE Business Plan 2017/18


Great Britain has a health and safety record we can all be proud of. We are one of the safest places in the world to work in.

 

This plan outlines what HSE will deliver in 2017/18. It does not attempt to capture all that we do. Instead it highlights specific priorities, within  an overall framework that reinforces our ongoing commitment…..

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Somerset care Home prosecuted under RRO

Somerset care home fined £100,000 for breaching fire safety regulations.

A care home in Burnham-on-Sea has been fined £100,000 for breaching fire safety regulations at a house used for staff accommodation.

Almondsbury Care Ltd, of Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea, appeared at Taunton Magistrates Court on Thursday 30 March 2017 facing five offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.