Citation is a partner of Care England and the UKHCA and they are running a number of events on the South Coast in March - in Bournemouth, Brighton and Torquay.

They will be sharing expert insight and knowledge within the sector, covering a range of topics including:

  • Equality and Diversity - its importance in Adult Social Care and CQC reports
  • Relationship-Centred care
  • Quality Assurance and good governance
  • Top tips to recruit, retain and motivate your employees
  • Keeping everyone safe at all times

All attendees will:

  • Have the opportunity to speak with a former CQC inspector
  • Have the opportunity to speak with a leading Employment Law expert
  • Be provided  with a copy of our expert guide on Outstanding Services
  • Be given access to our advice line

If this is of interest, or if you have any questions about the event, please feel free to call 0345 844 4848 and ask for Amanda Modev

A FREE half day workshop for Care and Support at Home providers

Raising awareness of Fire Safety and fire, health and well-being risks in the home. There will be presentations giving guidance and advice, providing tools and resources to all attendees to enable employees to support people in their own homes.

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Introducing a FREE half day workshop for anyone who manages or owns a care home or day service. This will enable you to improve awareness of fire risks and issues you could encounter, join in interactive group sessions to broaden your fire safety knowledge and see equipment demonstrations which could help you achieve safe evacuation.

The workshop will be run by our colleagues from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. It will give you the opportunity to ask the professionals any of your “burning” questions.

Tuesday 5th March, 1pm – 4pm, Charmandean Centre, Worthing, or
Tuesday 26th March, 09:15-12:15, County Hall, Horsham.
See attached poster for more details.

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NEW: Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death - FREE FUNDED places available on 10th January and 6th February 2019
If you have already attended one of these sessions, please forward this e-mail to a friend or colleague.
Places are limited so book now!

After the session participants should:
• Understand what is an “expected death”
• Understand the legal process and their responsibilities
• Understand the difference between verification and certification of death
• Demonstrate an understanding of expected and unexpected death
• Deaths that require a coroner investigation
• Understand and demonstrate the practical skills required to verify expected death
• Care after death

Open to Registered Nurses, working as District Nurses, Community Nurses, in Hospitals or in Care Homes
Booking form available on the St Catherine's website
All sessions held at:
The Turner Centre,
St Catherine's Hospice
Malthouse Road
Crawley RH10 6BH

Dates and times:
• Monday 10th January 2019, 9.30 to 12.30
• Monday 19th November 2018, 1.30 to 4.30 pm at St Catherine's Hospice, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6BH

This Sage & Thyme foundation level workshop (3 hours) on 15th January 2019 starting at 2pm (other dates are available) teaches:
• A memorable structured approach for getting into and out of a conversation
• Ways to empower patients and carers who are worried or distressed
• Effective communication skills that are based on research and evidence.

For full details and a booking form see the St Catherine's website

At the AGM on Wednesday 14th November 2018, WSPiC formally elected three new Directors to its Board - Sara Hornsey, Asim Chaudhary and Sharon Clare.

We would like to welcome them all and recognise that it is now the time to right move forward in order to increase our membership and raise the challenges facing our sector both locally and nationally.

Our "Who's Who" page will be updated in due course so you can find out more about them.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) final guidance on care contracts and consumer law obligations has been published.

The guidance will, says law firm Royds Withy King, have wide-reaching implications for care homes and care providers, requiring them to review the way they operate in terms of admissions procedures, marketing, complaints handling and how they contract with service users.

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