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How to maintain oral health for elderly people

It was once widely accepted that as we grew older our teeth would eventually all fall out and we’d all have to wear dentures that we kept floating in glasses of water on our bedside tables. However, with advancements in dental health knowledge and access to free dental care via the NHS, it is now ...

The importance of kindness in nursing and care work

Vulnerable patients and those in need of extra care often feeling scared, vulnerable or intimidated by the uncertainties they face during their health journeys. Nurses and care workers are in the privileged position of being able to ease those negative feelings by showing true kindness and compassion on a daily basis. According to the Patient ...
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World No Tobacco Day

Smoking is the main way tobacco is used and this is a very addictive habit, it may burn a hole in your pocket but can burn the insides of your body too. The theme for this year’s World Tobacco Day is Lung health and we will be explaining the dangers of using tobacco. With more ...

More care homes are going into administration: Where can you turn?

The increasing strain and lack of resources within the UK’s healthcare system is having a massive impact on our elderly people. Age Scotland recently found that more than four in 10 older people requiring “substantial” or critical care were found to be waiting more than the six weeks for care. Further across the rest of ...

How to cope with the pressures of care work

Social work is a very stressful job. A Guardian survey of 3,700 people in public services and the voluntary sector, including many social workers and other social care professionals, found that 93% of them experience some level of stress working in their jobs. This stress is ever growing in the UK due to fewer resources, ...

Nurses vs. Doctors: Why both roles are vital for the healthcare industry

As NHS funding tightens and healthcare services in the UK become even more stretched, what were once roles preserved for doctors – prescribing drugs, ordering x-rays, referring patients and diagnosing etc – are now also done by many senior nurses. According to an article by the BBC, if you visit any walk-in clinic or minor ...

What are the different types of carers?

The role of care work stretches far beyond just caring for the elderly. In fact, there are a number of people with a variety of different needs who need extra care, such as those recovering from an accident, with disabilities, those living with an addiction and more. Carers help with daily needs and activities that ...

10 Reasons to work and study as a nurse in the West Midlands

There’s a little bit of everything in the West Midlands. Whether you love the country or feel more at home in the city, the West Midlands provides the best of both worlds and is an up and coming part of the UK looking to give the likes of London a run for its money; especially ...

What qualities make a good nurse?

When we think of nursing and care work, we often think of the treatment we would like our loved ones to be given should they find themselves in need of extra care. Nursing isn’t for everyone, but for the few who find nursing to be their vocation, there are a few attributes that are needed ...

What support is there for me as a carer?

You may be aware that you are a carer, but may not be aware of the different avenues of support that there is out there for you to help you both financially and mentally. Perhaps you need a break or are a young carer looking to make friends, there are a number of options for ...

Pyjamas for Pancan

Struggled to get out of bed this morning? All you wanted to do is stay in your Pyjama’s or your dressing gown? Well at Secure Healthcare Solutions we’ve had a PJ day for Pancreatic Cancer. As an agency that provides temporary staffing solutions to the NHS and private hospitals, we feel it’s best to help ...

STRESS TOP TIPS 1

The month of April is Stress Awareness Month – so all this month, we will be taking a look at stress and providing you with some hints & tips of healthy coping mechanisms for you to implement. Here are our first top 5 tips to help reduce stress: Start your day with Breakfast Find 10 ...

World Parkinson’s Awareness day

With World Parkinson’s awareness day upon us we are coming together for #uniteforparkinsons. his incurable disease affects nearly 10 million people in their everyday lives and we are joining their communities around the world to raise awareness on a larger scale. Parkinson’s is a neurological condition which develops progressively differing in speed and stages for ...

Stress Awareness Month

Welcome to April! What a beautiful month it is. This month we have stress awareness month and with stress being such a common strain that affects everyone every single day, we are spreading the word across April to help you understand the signs and symptoms of stress. With confrontational circumstances being the cause of an ...

March Employee of the month

Summer is coming! Who else is glad that winter is over? I’m sure our Registered Nurses and Healthcare assistants are glad that they aren’t waking up to the cold. With constant work coming in for our temporary staff we have been able to provide our clients with a high-quality service. Our agency nurses and carers ...

World Health Day

Did you know that almost half of the world’s population don’t receive full coverage for the essential health care services that they require? Or that near 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty due to not being able to pay for their healthcare? The UK is lucky to have the NHS, however, most ...

World Tuberculosis Day

On the 24th March 1882, a Doctor name Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacterium that causes Tuberculosis which still affects people every day. World Tuberculosis Day (TB) is a way to spread the word in relation to the economic, social and health significances caused by TB. Due to this day over 130 years ...

International Day of Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Secure Healthcare Solutions are proud to support the elimination of racial discrimination with a diverse workforce sharing our services to everyone. As a human being, we are born free and equal, none of us is any different from one another. We may be different races. We may be diverse in the languages we speak. Our ...

Keeping Warm Tips for the Elderly

In the past the UK as a country has suffered with extreme weather conditions, particularly during winter – March is no different. The highest temperature on average is 10 degrees and 2 degrees for the lowest. It is in this time when we have to pay more attention to our elderly loved ones, as this ...
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International Women’s Day

The very first International Women’s Day (IWD) was first celebrated in 1911 and is still celebrated in this day and age on the 8th March and what a day it is to celebrate. We have come such a long way from 1908 where women were subjected to inequality and maltreatment; to a day and age ...