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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”

Logo final for ForumNashics presents a series of safety 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

Flyer: Forum flyer Edinburgh

Programme, Direction  details Register your place here

The series continues with CARDIFF

Date: Tuesday 10th may 2016
Venue: Holiday Inn – North M4 Jct. 32
Programme: TBA February 2016

Flyer: General flyer

Bookings open for Cardiff

Additional Guidance 2016017
Revised Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.

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

Care Homes to be added to the NHS comparison site.

The performance of every care home in England can now be compared on an NHS website.
Homes have been added to My NHS, part the NHS Choices site, allowing users to leave ratings and reviews to help other people assess services.
Each care home is scored on its level of safety, staff turnover and food hygiene, among other standards. More>>

Frail Older People afraid to complain about Poor Care.

phso-logoMany older people are afraid to raise the alarm when something goes wrong in their care and worry about what will happen to them if they do, according to a new report published today.

The report, called Breaking down the Barriers, produced by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, reveals that people over the age of 75 often lack the knowledge and confidence to complain, and worry about the impact complaining might have on their future care and treatment. 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.  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 57 (Nov/Dec 2015) available for members.

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

You are welcome to write any  comments or suggestions concerning the website by contacting the NASHiCS Administrator. Any items you may think would be of interest to Members would be welcome.