Urgent safety action notice (SAN) for the recall of hygiene products associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.


There is an update to the NHS Facilities Scotland Incident Reporting & Investigation Centre (IRIC) urgent safety action notice (SAN) for the recall of hygiene products associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.

A copy of the safety notice update can be found here.

Any social care setting using or having any of these items in use, should undertake the corrective action outlined in the safety notice to ensure people experiencing care and staff safety. 

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Pressure Ulcer Safety Cross – monitoring pressure ulcers for improvement


We ask in our care homes electronic annual return if services use the NHS Scotland Pressure Ulcer Safety Cross to monitor pressure ulcers, when people are admitted to or already living in the home.

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IRIC safety action notice


NHS Facilities Scotland Incident Reporting & Investigation Centre have issued an urgent safety action notice for the recall of Vernacare hygiene products associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.

A copy of the safety notice can be found here.

Any social care setting using or having any of these items in use, should undertake the corrective action outlined in the safety notice to ensure people experiencing care and staff safety.

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Conversation cafés for virtual Pride week


Our LGBT charter champions group is running a series of conversation cafés from 25 July 2022 as part of our virtual Pride week ‘Pride in Care 2’.

We are bringing people together virtually in small groups to ask questions about LGBT+ inclusion so that we can share learning and good practice.

You can find more information, and how to join the webinars, here. 

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Safe Staffing Programme – frequently asked questions


Following questions raised at various collaboration events, we have revised and updated our Safe Staffing Programme – frequently asked questions.  

You can download a copy of the revised FAQs and find out more information about the programme on The Hub here.

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