MHRA alert

The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have issued the following alert:

Roche Diagnostics GmbH CoaguChek Test Strips for Point of Care and Home Use – risk of false high results

8 October 2018

MHRA Ref: MDA/2018/033

MHRA has published the attached safety alert in partnership with devolved administrations and it applies across the UK. Within Scotland, the alert applies to NHS Boards, local authorities and any contractors providing publicly funded health and social care services.


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Services for older people in Aberdeen

Good progress has been made on improving services for older people in Aberdeen, inspectors have said.

The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland today published a progress review of services for older people in the city after an inspection in 2016 identified “important weaknesses” in some aspects of performance by health and social care services in the city.


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Eat Well Age Well Project

Eat Well Age Well Project

Small Ideas, Big Impact Grants – Opening 1st October 2018

Food Train is launching the Eat Well, Age Well Project: Small grants being made available to support older people living at home who are at risk of becoming malnourished. 


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The Healthy Living Award

The healthy living award is a national award which rewards caterers who make it easier for their customers to eat healthily. The award is supported by the NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Government.

There are a number of care homes who currently hold the award and understand the importance of improving the health and wellbeing of their residents and staff through achieving the award criteria.


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The ELECTRIC Trial

The ELECTRIC Trial: Transcutaneous Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (TPTNS) as a treatment when caring for older people living with urinary incontinence.


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