Striving to promote excellence of safety and health in care services.
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.
“Know your Landscape – Safety and Health Matters”
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.
Forum series continue with Lincoln
Tuesday13th September at the Double Tree Hotel in Lincoln.
Lessons to be learned for the Operation Jasmine investigation.
Dr.Margaret Flynn’s review “In Search of Accountability” is publicly available.
Margaret has agreed to present at our Forum in Lincoln on the 13th Sept.and include “What happens after the scandals?”
Programme: Programme Lincoln web
Bookings and information – Member discount applies; Here
Tuesday 4th October at the Europa Hotel in Belfast
Full details and programme will be issued in July
You can of course book for the events now – Go to the events tab.
Dates for your diary General flyer3
Date: 30th November 2016.
Venue: Central London: Venue TBA.
Time: 12:30 – 4:00pm
Programme; Details shortly.
Free to Members and Non members
NASHiCS is pleased to announce that the Additional Guidance for fire safety in residential care homes has been updated and is available from today.
Whilst the original version remains valid, the amended version contains further guidance on staff remaining with a resident in the event of fire.
The additional guidance was produced by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA)
More information and Document Download
Winterbourne View – Time for a change
A report by the Transforming Care and Commissioning
Steering Group, chaired by Sir Stephen Bubb – 2014 Here>>
As the NASHiCS Forums for 2016 continued their travels around the UK the latest one took place in Cardiff on 10 May. A full house were treated to a good range of knowledgeable speakers again with Vice chair Andy Hollingshead, taking the Forum Chair
WHAT IS THE SOCIAL CARE PARTNERS FORUM (SCPF)?
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 meeting 7th March 2016 Here>>
Minutes issued from Main meeting 1st July 2015 Members section Finance& Admin
e-News issue 63 (June 2016) available for members
The latest issue of the e-News for members is available under News