MHRA Alert

A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency alert has been highlighted for awareness. This is:

Smiths Medical International
Infusion Systems: syringe pump/driver. Omnifuse and Omnifuse PCA Syringe Pumps.

You can view the document here:

If you have any enquiries please contact Elaine MacLean, Professional Adviser – Palliative Care on 0141 843 4256.

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Nursing & Midwifery Council Edinburgh Office

The NMC have opened a new office on the ground floor of 114-116 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LH. The Edinburgh office is the base for Cathy Cairns (Assistant Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland affairs). This office will provide a state of the art fitness to practise hearing space and offers a fit for purpose hearings facility which will provide separate facilities for witnesses, registrants and their representatives.

For more information please refer to the following document:

pdf NMC Edinburgh Office

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Using social media - guidance for social service workers and employers

Many of us now use social networking and file sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

They’re great for staying in touch and creating communities and for most people, joining in is trouble free and fun. But it can be easy to blur the lines between your personal voice and your professional life as a registered social service worker.

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) guidance includes information on:

  • exactly what is "social media"?
  • to friend or not to friend?
  • if you should comment
  • is private really that private?

Read the SSSC guidance here.

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Health guidance note on the new Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Settings

This health guidance note is applicable to day care of children's settings (excluding schools and some elements are not applicable to outdoor nurseries), to the public and Social Care & Social Work Improvement staff involved in RICE activities.

It explains how the new national guidance document should be used, how it maps to the regulations and national care standards and includes lessons from regulatory activities, useful references and websites.

Click here to view/download the document.

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Revised health guidance on Disposable gloves: use and management

This revised health guidance has now been published on our website.

Go to Infection Control to read more

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