Entries by lynsey

Stay safe in the heat

It will be another hot weekend with temperatures reaching 30 Celsius, or higher, in central, southern and some northern parts fo England. Southest England will be hotter with temperatures reaching 34 to 37. The highest temperature reached so far this year is 37.8 Celsius, recorded at Heathrow on July 31st. It’s easy to become dehydrated […]

Obesity matters

Obesity matters – it affects our health, our life chances and our self-esteem. It makes the work of the NHS and care services more difficult. It is a pressure on the economy. @PHE_UKs Professor John Newton blogs on why obesity must be tackled: Obesity is not inevitable: a personal view

PPE guidance for homecare providers

PPE Guidance has been revised in England and published by Public Health England. The revised document provides guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during sustained COVID-19 transmission in the UK, and explains how PPE guidance applies to the homecare (domiciliary care) setting. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-domiciliary-care  

COVID-19 Testing for home care staff

The Government has announced that COVID-19 testing will be available to all home care workers presenting Coronavirus symptoms. If an individual who is receiving home care services displays symptoms of Coronavirus, then care staff should take safe working measures in order to minimise risk. This will include the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well […]