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Category: Health services

Caring Homes fined after death of elderly resident

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A care home company has today been fined almost half a million pounds after an elderly resident fell from her first floor window and died.

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Health and safety events focus on sectors

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Great Britain’s independent safety and health regulator is holding a series of events across the country to look at what businesses can do to look after people at work.

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Care worker imprisoned after the death of service user

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nikki Deaney, a former care worker at Springwood Day Centre, has been sentenced after the death of service user Majid Akhtar.

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NHS trust fined following patients death

Friday, November 25, 2016

A South West NHS trust has been fined £200,000 after a patient fell to their death from a window.

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Revised Publication – Nickel and its inorganic compounds: Health hazards and precautionary measures

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This environmental hygiene guidance note draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from occupational exposure to nickel and its inorganic compounds.

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Residential care home fined after resident choked to death

Monday, November 7, 2016

A care home based in Fleet, Hampshire has been fined after an elderly resident who had difficulties swallowing choked to death on food which had not been cut up.

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Edinburgh charitable company sentenced over injury to service user

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A limited company providing housing support services for vulnerable adults and children has been sentenced after a service user was burnt at one of its properties.

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‘Know your Landscape – Safety and Health Matters’ – Lincoln, 13 September 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services, Social Care Safety Forum. Presenters include: HSE, Lincolnshire Fire service, lawyers and a Forensic Client provider.

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NHS Foundation Trust fined over patient death

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after a patient drowned during a canoeing activity event.

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Hospice sentenced after Legionella death

Monday, July 18, 2016

A hospice based in Sydenham has been sentenced after a patient died of Legionnaires’ disease and a worker suffered life changing effects as a result of contracting legionnaires disease.

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Annual workplace fatality statistics published

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today.

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Healthcare company fined after death of elderly resident

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A care home company based in Middlesex has been fined after an elderly resident of a Surrey home died from scalding injuries.

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NHS Foundation Trust fined £200,000 for safety failings

Friday, May 27, 2016

An NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings in its management of the use and maintenance of Anetic Aid QA3 trolleys.

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BUPA Care Homes fined £400,000 over bedrail failures

Thursday, May 26, 2016

BUPA Care Homes (CFC Homes) Ltd has been fined over the inappropriate management of bedrails at one of its care homes. 

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Sharps inspection initiative 2015/16: Summary of findings

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

An inspection initiative was carried out in 2015/16 to identify any common causes of non-compliance with legislation designed to protect staff from the risk of exposure to blood borne viruses. A summary document – Prevention and management of sharps injuries: Inspection of NHS Organisations – describes the findings.

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Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) – Buxton, 21-22 June 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

This comprehensive and highly rated course is designed for occupational health nurses, occupational physicians and GPs with an interest in occupational health and hand surgeons. It will set out the key areas of HAVS assessment and provide guidance on how to examine and manage cases of HAVS.

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Foundation trust fined over bedrail failures

Friday, April 29, 2016

A North West NHS foundation trust has been fined over its inappropriate management of the use of bedrails at its hospitals.

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Health and safety scientists given centre stage

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

At the heart of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there is a breadth of experience and extensive expertise in science and engineering that is working to help predict the safety and health challenges of the future.

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NASHiCS: ‘Know your landscape – safety and health matters’ – Cardiff, 10 May 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS), social care safety forum. Interact with colleagues and hear about key developments including; legal updates, leadership, incident response, regulators approach, quality safety audits, legionella and fire safety.

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NASHiCS: ‘Know your landscape – safety and health matters’ – Edinburgh, 22 March 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

This forum, run by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS), is for everyone with a responsibility for health and safety in social care.

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