Drug Alert: Recall of Inhalers

The MHRA have issued a patient level recall for specific batches of Ventolin Accuhaler 200mcg because a manufacturing issue with these batches has been identified which has resulted in a small number of units not delivering the full number of doses.

For more information see MHRA website here.

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Scottish Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey 2017

The Scottish Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey 2017 was published on the Scottish Government website today.

A Summary of Key Findings can be found here.


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Draft quality framework consultation closing soon

The consultation survey on our draft quality framework closes next Friday (23 February). We are developing new approaches to scrutiny and are consulting on our draft quality framework, which we have developed for care homes for older people.  We want to make sure inspections, and our other scrutiny work, are strongly focused on assessing the quality of people’s experiences, and understanding the difference care and support makes to their lives.

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ACA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018: Delegate registration is now open

Association for Continence Advice (ACA) are delighted to announce that their Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on 21 and 22 May 2018 at the Bournemouth International Centre.

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Blog: Expressive arts and creative play are vital for child development

By Henry Mathias, Strategic Lead for the Health and Social Care StandardsHenry Mathias

We are currently seeing a wonderful growth of expressive arts activities for children attending early learning and childcare services. It’s not just that there are a lot more of them, they are also much better quality. 

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