Witnesses giving evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee have described as ‘deeply offensive’ any suggestion that staff in care homes are low skilled.
A new web-based tool, commissioned by the Scottish Government, will allow care homes to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) trends and identify risks quicker.
A community pharmacy out-of-hours palliative care service has also been introduced in NI, which will provide greater access to palliative medicines.
A new online portal that ‘makes it easy’ for care homes to arrange deliveries of coronavirus test kits has been launched.
Francesca Aaen is a pharmacist consultant and runs her consultancy called Aaen Care. Aaen Care delivers medicines and healthcare-related training, consultancy and advice to both private and public sector providers of health and social care services across the UK.
Care homes should not have to pay to hold stocks of medicines for residents nearing the end of their lives, according to clinicians working with older people.