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How does a software system improve your CQC rating?

  • AutumnCare
  • 30 January 2019
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

How does a software system improve your CQC rating?

An electronic care management system helps care providers improve compliance across all five key areas assessed during CQC inspections.

Recording comprehensive notes for each resident using a paper-based system is a time-consuming and labour-intensive task. Staff are able to document with greater efficiency by using AutumnCare. As a result, care records become more comprehensive and person-centred.

The Five Key Areas

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An electronic sys…

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NSPCC-Reunification Practice Framework

  • Georgina Maisey
  • 20 November 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

Returning home to a parent or relative is the most common outcome for children in care, accounting for one third (32%) of cases where children leave the care system (DfE, 2017). This can often be an incredibly important step in helping to rebuild families. But where a child returns home without sufficient support being put in place, there is added risk of recurring maltreatment and poor outcomes. One research study found that in a sample of 180 children, 90% of whom were thought to have been mal…

Why Pharmacies are Indispensable

  • John Craig
  • 07 November 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

Under pressure, often people find the right answers. At home with my baby son, worrying and unable to see a GP, I went to a high street pharmacy for help. Utterly routine, perhaps, but it sure felt odd to me to approach a pharmacist for help – interrupting him behind his counter. It wasn’t odd to him, and he quickly allayed my sleep-deprived paranoia.

Now at Care City, I know what quickly becomes common sense for new parents makes sense for all of us. The potential of pharmacists to answer our …