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CONTENTS COVER STORY 12 6


CHANGE FOR THE BETTER Discover how digital care planning soſtware from


Sekoia helped to transform a care facility from requiring improvement to achieving a “Good” rating from the CQC.


REGULARS


WHAT’S NEW? Find out the all of the latest, news, developments,


innovations and legislations from the forefront of the industry. 44 14


10 QUESTIONS We chatted to Brendan Kelly, Managing Director of


Heathcotes Group, about what superpower he would choose to have and what he thinks the future holds for the care industry.


MEDICATION & RESEARCH


EFFICIENCY IN EMERGENCIES Karen Kelsey, Senior Clinical Matron, Emergency Care,


at North Tees Hospital, discusses how new technology is changing the face of medication management in A&E, EAU and ambulatory care departments.


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SAFE AND SECURE Neil Ricketts, Technical Services Director at Trigion


Security Services, explains how cost-effective electronic security solutions can help to safeguard residents of care establishments, whilst protecting their dignity at the same time.


TRAINING & EDUCATION


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GOOD VIBRATIONS We discover more about the medically-approved, drug-


free treatment for osteoporosis backed by well-known fitness experts and industry professionals.


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TRAIN TO RETAIN Martin Jones, Managing Director of Home Instead


Senior Care UK, highlights why it is essential for care organisations to invest in developing staff.


THE PATH TO PROGRESSION Dawn Buchanan-Hole, Learning and Development


Manager at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, discusses why professional development is the key to excellent care.


FOOD & DRINK


KEEP FOOD HYGIENE IN CHECK David Davies, Managing Director of Checkit, discusses the


role of real-time task management technology in strengthening food hygiene standards within care environments.


WEIGHING UP THE POSSIBILITIES Dr Stephen Tomkins, a dedicated GP working for care


group Encore Care Homes’ Fairmile Grange site, explains the importance of the elderly retaining their weight.


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DIGNITY & SAFEGUARDING


DESIGNING WITH DIGNITY IN MIND Find out how thoughtful design processes can be


used to combat the issues that visual impairment can cause for carers when it comes to ensuring safety, whilst promoting independence.


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