Welcome to NASHiCS

 
Striving to promote excellence of safety and health in care services.
Our website is here to help you with health & safety matters in the care sector

If you have a question or need advice, start by taking a look at our documents
Find guidance and information on topics such as Fire Safety, Restraint, Manual Handling, Scalding, First-Aid, Risk Assessment, Care Plans and much more.
Look at details of our dedicated events you can attend to network with colleagues in the care sector helping raise the profile of health and safety If not a member, join today, and be part of our growing UK membership.

 

National Chair Annual Report for  8th June 2021

 

Events for 2021 – Dates for your diary.

learn NEW ways – deploy NEW skills – forge NEW links

Changes comply with the ” Government Safety Measures”

NASHiCS Networker London.

Hosted by DAC Beachcroft, in-person, at their offices – in the City of London.

Date: Tuesday November 16th 2021.
Time: 11.30am – 4.30pm.  Including Lunch, refreshments & reception.
Theme : (based on previous delegate feedback )
Incident investigation, to include CQC’s approach to investigation, drafting     effective witness statements, interviewing staff & preparation of robust internal  investigations with Case studies, interactive sessions and polls.
Theme: Vaccinations policy updates – Legal activity ,What’s New?

Afternoon will close with a dynamic “Key note speaker followed by  a
Drinks reception.
Limited capacity, no charge – Members priority for booking prior to open release –  Book early!  Or join today. Here


 Conversation & Catch Up sessions.

Date: The first Tuesday of every month. – next on Tuesday 2nd November 2021.
Time: 10:30 to 11:30.
Platform: Zoom.
Meeting ID: 881 3909 7333
Pass code: 478823
No charge for the sessions.
Problems: just ring 07840160030
Open to members and non members just sign in and join the discussion.
Questions; clarifications; views on topics; issues you may have.
Colleagues may have the answer.


Podcast

NASHiCS is pleased to present a new item.
This is our
first Podcast for you to listen to.
Its title is  “Safer Sharps” . for you to download for your use.
We hear from David Hulton, NASHiCS representative on the
Safer Healthcare &  Biosafety  Network  (formerly the Safer Needles Network), taking part in a Q & A session on the use of Sharps and Sharps injuries.

Listen In – our Safer Sharps Podcast is ready for you.


Dementia Care Expo 2021

Many thanks to all who visited our stand during the 2 day EXPO event at the NEC.

Winner of the chocolates pictured above is Jackie Wright, of AstonLark.

Left. David Hulton Barchester Healthcare. Right.Chris Jackson National Chair


Covid-19 Messages to All.

There is a wealth of information on the Covid-19 pandemic issued by the four countries of the UK.
We therefore point you to the official web-site link to keep up to date with the changes. Chris Jackson, National Chair.
* Click the Central Government UK. Here then click on the country you wish to obtain the latest information.

Current Vaccination details.

Statement on COVID-19 vaccination of people working/deployed in care homes: the role of the Care Quality Commission Here

Watch the video below if you haven’t seen it as this could well answer the questions that many are asking.
There is a Q&A after the brief presentations from PHE,CQC & Skills for Care.

Carbon Monoxide Safety in Health and Social Care: Raising Awareness and Reducing Risk.

Liz Twist MP, a parliamentary officer of the All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Safety Group (APPCOG), is leading an inquiry into carbon monoxide safety in health and social care. Through evidence sessions, primary research, and analysis of practice, the APPCOG wants to understand what kind of awareness there is about carbon monoxide poisoning in the sector; and to see how the risks of carbon monoxide exposure might be reduced by employers and organisations.
If you work in health and social care, please do feed in to the inquiry via this
ten point survey.

Chris Jackson, Chairman of the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) is a member of the Steering Group for the inquiry.


Webinar recordings on IPC and care home cleaning.

Recordings of  webinars on “Infection Prevention & Control Manual for Older people and Adult Care Homes” and “Care Home Cleaning Specification” can now be accessed via Turas Learn (no account or login required).


HSE guidance on risks when cleaning/disinfecting premises using fog, mist or UV treatment.

HSE & public health bodies in England, Wales & Scotland have agreed joint advice on the risks to health from walk-through disinfecting systems for duty holders considering using them to reduce transmission of coronavirus.
Fog, mist, vapour or UV (ultraviolet) treatments may be suitable options to help control the spread of coronavirus.
Any use of these treatments for these purposes should form part of your COVID-19 risk assessment. Users must be competent and properly trained.


Advice card – ventilation advice for everyone at work.

The Scottish Government has issued a new sector advice card with ventilation advice for everyone at work. You can find this, and all previous sector advice cards,
Updated May 2021 here.


e-News issue 121 (September 2021) available for Members.

Next issue 122 due end October 2021.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News


You are welcome to write any  comments or suggestions concerning the website by contacting the NASHiCS Administrator.
Any items you may think would be of interest to Members would be welcome.