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Manual Observations enhance patient...

12th April 2010

Salford Royal Foundation NHS Trust is removing much of its electronic equipment for monitoring patients.  Instead they are moving towards manual patient observations based on need.The scheme was piloted in April 2008, and extended across the trust in January to reduce incidence of cardiac arrest.The pilot showed that cardiac arrest rates dropp...

Sick Note replaced by Fit Note this...

6th April 2010

As of 6th April 2010 'Fit Notes' are replacing Sick Notes.  The government want to reduce the number of people claiming long term health related benefits.Lord McKenzie, minister for the Department for Work and Pensions, said: "The fit note will reduce the cost employers often have to bear when people are off sick for a long time."Wit...

Citizens Advice Bureau slam new ben...

23rd March 2010

A report launched today by national charity Citizens Advice, and supported by eighteen other organisations, highlights grave concerns with how sick and disabled people are being assessed for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). ESA was introduced in October 2008 to replace the existing incapacity benefit for new claimants. It aims to give mor...

Glucosamine Alert

19th March 2010

Glucosamine may help to prevent cartilage degeneration and to treat arthritis, but patients with seafood allergies should avoid taking it, because it is manufactured by processing the crushed shells of crustaceans and therefore may lead to an allergic reaction in individuals who are allergic to seafood.There have also been reports suggesting an int...

Navigating care options: how a case...

15th March 2010

Annette Watson, RN-BC, CCM, M.B.A., is managing director for CARF International, she has kindly allowed us to reproduce this article originally published in Newsweek this January, which is aimed at those receiving Case Management services

Overcoming and understanding employ...

13th March 2010

The majority of Rehabilitation Case Managers are responsible for not only coordinating the treatment and rehabilitation to assist Rehabilitation Clients (employee/claimant) back to work, following accident or ill health, but they also cross the lines into the return to work management and the role of Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists.The majori...

Lord Jackson Report - summary

27th February 2010

Lord Jackson's report on the escalating costs of litigation in England and Wales was published 14 January 2010Lord Jackson's report on the escalating costs of litigation in England and Wales was published 14 January 2010.  Arguably, one of Lord Jackson's most important objectives was to ensure that litigation becomes palatable again, by reduci...

Get CRB checks through CMSUK

27th February 2010

CMSUK now provides CRB Checks for members.  With the new vetting and barring scheme in place, many organisations and posts will still require a CRB check, and for independent Case Managers this can be difficult to do.   Read the article below regarding the vetting and barring scheme which is provided by the Independent Safeguarding A...

The Vetting and Barring Scheme

27th February 2010

If you work with children or vulnerable adults and don't already know about the new Vetting and Barring Scheme you should read the folllowing articleThe Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 was passed as a result of the Bichard Inquiry arising from the Soham murders in 2002, when the schoolgirls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells were murdered by I...

Are your CMSUK profile details up t...

27th February 2010

For those of  you who have any changes in their circumstances since first becoming a member of CMSUK you should log in and check your information.  The search facility via the website allows prospective referrers to look for appropriate Case Managers, and if you information isn't correct you may be missing out on opportunities.

DWP Release Figures for Employment...

3rd February 2010

Summary of the DWP report on those who have completed the Work Capability AssessmentEmployment and Support Allowance (ESA) replaced Incapacity Benefit and Income Support paid on the grounds of incapacity for new claims from 27th October 2008.  The introduction of ESA for new claimants in October 2008 was accompanied by a new assessment, the Wo...

£28m compensation for public sector

8th January 2010

The UK’s biggest public sector trade union has won more than £28 million for its members and their families in personal injury compensation in 2009, according to figures. More than 3,700 cases were fought for topics as diverse as assaults and road accidents, said Unison, which cited falls, slips and back injuries as the most numero...