The Forum plan to build and develop on the excellent and thought provoking discussions which took place at the RELAUNCH meeting on 26 Nov 2019.
Richard Park ( NASHiCS member) will be Co-Chair of the forum.
Notes, summary and next steps from the meeting here
The Forum will meet again on the 13th Feb 2020.
Summary of SSCPF meeting Nov 2019
We are pleased to advise that NASHiCS has received an Interactive CD on Legionella in Care Homes.
This is a result of our involvement in the consultation when the product was been developed.If anyone would like a complimentary copy please order on-line only.
This product is no longer generally available. Contact administrator.
More information see the PDF link below
Example screens from Legionella CD
Purpose of this Guide produced by NFCC National Fire Chiefs Council.
1.1. This guide outlines considerations for responsible persons of residential buildings to help establish the safe use,
storage and charging of mobility scooters. It focuses on commonly found situations. There may be alternative
solutions of achieving the protections set out in this guide.
NASHiCS Was a member of the working group.
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) recently published guidance on commissioning and providing healthcare services across the UK: effective healthcare for older people living in care homes.
The health needs of older people living in care homes are complex. It is vital that commissioners and policy makers recognise that input from appropriate trained specialists is key to ensure a better quality of life for older people living in care homes. More details
NASHiCS is pleased to announce that the Additional Guidance for fire safety in residential care homes has been updated and is now available.
The additional guidance was produced by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) to accompany the Communities and Local Government (CLG) guide, entitled Fire Safety Risk Assessment – Residential Care Premises. The CLG guide was published so operators knew how to comply with the Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005.
NASHiCS continue to work with CFOA on guidance for fire safety and if you have any queries on this please contact.
The additional guidance document can be downloaded
CLG Guide Additional Guidance Document REV2016
Review Statement Oct 2019.Please Note.
“In agreement with the NFCC (previously CFOA) it has been agreed that the additional guidance on residential care premises will still stand and not be reviewed until the outcome of the Hackitt report is finalised and we have scrutinised the implications in conjunction with the NFCC representative.” — NASHiCS.
UPDATE. Meeting to be held in London of interested parties 31st January 2020.