New podcast series on reducing inappropriate use of psychoactive medicines in care homes

David Marshall, Senior Improvement Adviser (Pharmacy) and Katy Jenks, HC One Dementia Care Manager, Scotland discuss improving dementia care and reducing inappropriate use of psychoactive medicines in care homes. New episodes weekly!

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A joint inspection of adult support and protection in Midlothian

A joint inspection of adult support and protection in Midlothian found clear strengths in ensuring adults at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported.

However, inspectors also identified areas which could further improve. 

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Brewing up promising futures

During a recent inspection of Rossie Secure Accommodation Services, we identified areas of sector leading practice. The service, that offers a total of 18 bedrooms in a secure residential setting with access to education, strived to meet the key areas identified in The Promise. We identified they were meeting this aspect identified in The Promise which states “Care experienced children and young people will receive all they need to thrive at school. There will be no barriers to their engagement with education, and schools will know and cherish their care experienced pupils.” The service has described an innovative aspect of the work they are doing to support children and young people.

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Recall - Lamotrigine Desitin 10mg/ml Oral Suspension

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a recall for specific batches of Lamotrigine Desitin 10mg/ml Oral Suspension.

For more information click here.


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Update on self-evaluation in adult care services

Update from webinars

We are continuing to work with adult care services to develop their skills around self-evaluation to support our upcoming tests, where we will validate service’s self-evaluations during our inspections.  This has included holding webinars, which were attended by more than 800 people working in or providing adult care services.  At these events, we provided practical support and advice to help services understand the process as well as providing information on how we will be testing a new approach to validating self-evaluation between July and September this year.

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