Welcome to NASHiCS


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Our website is here to help you with health & safety matters in the care sector.
If you have a question or need advice, start by taking a look at our documents or if a member, use our discussion forum.
Find guidance and information on topics such as Fire Safety, Restraint, Manual Handling, Scalding, First-Aid, Risk Assessment, Care Plans and much more.
Look at details of our dedicated events you can attend to network with colleagues in the care sector helping raise the profile of health and safety If not a member, join today, and be part of our growing UK membership.

National Chair Annual Report 2015

“Know your Landscape – Safety and Health Matters”

Nashics presents a series of Forums across the UK
Edinburgh  – Cardiff – Lincoln  – Belfast
  • Who should attend:
    Anyone with responsibility for health and safety in the care sector;.
    Owners and managers of care homes, independent hospitals/care villages;
    Providers of community based services and housing; Small, independent and not-for-profit care providers; Health and safety suppliers to the care sector;
    Executives with responsibility for health and safety in residential and day care homes, healthcare,social care and charitable care organisations.
The series commences with EDINBURGH

Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2016.
Venue: Norton House Hotel, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8LX
Programme: TBA programme by January 2016

Flyer: General flyer

More details and register your place here

Cold Weather Plan – England

Protecting health and reducing harm from cold weather.

The Cold Weather Plan for England is a framework intended to protect the population
from harm to health from cold weather. It aims to prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England by alerting people to the negative
health effects of cold weather, and enabling them to prepare and respond appropriately.

It recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from cold weather for:

  • the NHS, local authorities, social care, and other public agencies
  • professionals working with people at risk
  • individuals, local communities and voluntary groups

The Cold Weather Plan has been published annually since 2011. More>>

Winter Gritting briefing note available for members

Scroll down to Safety Information Portal to download

Busting myths about CQC’s power of enforcement.

If you’re not clear about the CQC’s new powers and the regulatory action they take, you can find answers to some common questions.  Here>>

Social Care Partners Forum.

The SCPF exists to promote consistency, proportionality and an integrated approach to health and safety with quality of care which extends to both service users and staff. 
The aim is to give well-informed and authoritative answers to questions about ‘what social care providers are expected to do’ that will satisfy providers, regulators & commissioners.

Check the Key messages from the last meeting1st July 2015 here>>

e-News issue 56 (October 2015) available for members.

The latest issue of the e-News for members is available under News

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