Welcome to NASHiCS


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.
National Chair Annual Report 2015

 National Learning and Development Forum 2015.

Date: Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th September 2015.
Venue: Holiday Inn, Stratford upon Avon.

Highlight topics, more information and how to reserve your place Here>>

We are pleased to announce that our 2015 Forum Chair is confirmed as Clare Pelham, Chief Executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability,

Attend the UK’s only Forum dedicated to everyone with a responsibility for Health and safety in Social care.

Safety Information Portal.

Two new Briefing Notes have now been issued  for Members.
“Running a Minibus” and “Electricity”  – What do I have to do?
Revised  is “Occupational Stress” - What do I have to do?

In Search of Accountability- a review of the neglect of older people living in care homes investigated by Operation Jasmine.

Operation Jasmine was a major Gwent Police investigation which started in
November 2005 and has been estimated to have cost around £15m.
It concerned 63 deaths which were a cause for concern in care homes and nursing homes for older people in south east Wales.
The review was lead by Dr.Margaret Flynn chair of Lancashire’s Safeguarding Adults Board.
Operation Jasmine (Large file)             Executive Summary

Heatwave Plan for England.

The Heatwave Plan for England is intended to protect the population from heat-related harm to health. Document here>>

Memorandum of Understanding between the Care Quality Commission, the Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities in England.

This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) applies to both health and adult social care in England.
It comes into effect on 1 April 2015,to reflect the new enforcement powers granted to
the Care Quality Commission (CQC) by the Regulated Activities Regulations 2014.
It replaces the 2012 Liaison Agreement between CQC and the HSE that applied solely to healthcare
It outlines the respective responsibilities of CQC, HSE and Local Authorities (LAs) when dealing with health and safety incidents in the health and adult social care sectors, and the principles that will be…. More>>

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.

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 meeting18th February 2015 here>>
Minutes of the meeting 21st October 2014 here>>

e-News issue 53 (July 2015) now available for members.

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

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