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WELLINGTON HOSPITAL WINS TOP HOUSEKEEPING AWARD AT FIRST ATTEMPT

October 24th, 2014

HOUSEKEEPING staff at the Wellington Hospital were celebrating last night after winning a major national award for cleanliness. The UK’s largest independent hospital won a Gold CAP Award following an unannounced inspection into quality and standards. The CAP Awards (the Continuous Advancement Programme) measure the quality of cleaning and housekeeping in healthcare facilities across the […]

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CONSISTENCY IS KEY TO SUCCESS OF NEW CQC RATINGS

October 13th, 2014

TODAY’S announcement of the new Care Quality Commission ratings system is more likely to succeed if a culture of consistency is at its heart. The decision to rate homes on a sliding scale, so that residents and their loved ones can discriminate easily between local providers, is a smart move. And asking if a particular […]

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The Core Skill Awareness Programme

July 31st, 2014

One of the crucial factors in the success of every great team or workforce is having the right skills in place. That’s why every fortnight at CAP we send our clients and members ‘A Skill Awareness of the Week’ as part of an ongoing programme to help them learn specific skills crucial to working in […]

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SMALL CLUES THAT TELL YOU SO MUCH ABOUT A HEALTHCARE ORGANISATION By Simon Harrison

July 29th, 2014

Simon Harrison is a leading healthcare management consultant currently acting as Executive Chairman with the Executive Care Group, which runs 27 elderly care facilities across the UK. Simon is often drafted in to healthcare organisations to guide them through challenging periods of change or to help them improve their core service offering. Here he gives […]

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HEALTHCARE AWARDS FOR CATERING AND HOUSEKEEPING TARGET GROWTH

June 17th, 2014

THE CAP Awards, one of the healthcare industry’s leading measures of quality in catering and housekeeping, are undergoing a major expansion. The Awards, which are open to care homes and hospitals across the UK, are increasingly seen as THE badge of quality for catering and housekeeping services and are becoming ever more relevant to residents […]

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Process Drive to gain Efficiencies

June 13th, 2014

With the demand for qualitative gains matched by financial savings, a current piece of work within healthcare is returning at remarkable 20:1 on financial savings verse the investment. Qualitatively too the gains are robustly ‘evidenced’ via independent patient and hospital measures. Whilst this is a rosy and probably ideal situation, some may say that perhaps […]

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BETTER CONTRACT MONITORING WOULD SLASH COSTS IN CARE HOMES

May 7th, 2014

A RECENT Panorama investigation claimed the NHS loses billions of pounds each year to fraudsters, contractors who dupe the service out of valuable resources. The BBC show suggested that rogue suppliers are exploiting their position and pocketing the cash which could instead be used to employ 330,000 new nurses. Predictably this leads to a debate […]

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Contract Management – Not easy for either party?

March 26th, 2014

As highlighted on the recent Panorama programme, contract management remains a challenging but vital part of successful service delivery for the client and contractor.   We all want what is best for the end user i.e. a quality service delivered at ‘value for money’.  Add in the financials, the SLAs, a set of KPIs, changes in personnel and operational variables […]

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Roedean School hit the heights

February 7th, 2014

Roedean School opted to go straight for the GOLD CAP Award.  The Housekeeping Team responded in style and delivered by gaining accreditation to the GOLD Award following their un-announced assessment visit in late January.  Many congratulations to all in the Housekeeping team and at Roedean School

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‘Added Value’

January 24th, 2014

A much used phase which happens to sum up 2013 for Provision.  Both qualitatively and financially, the returns are well documented across the range of catering and housekeeping services in Healthcare, Education, Industry where Provision has been engaged during 2013.  With financial saving averaging close to 1:10 and qualitative gains at over 12%, ‘Added Value’ is […]

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