New Falls Prevention Module Launched

New Falls Prevention Module Launched

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Falls Prevention

Blue Stream Academy Ltd. are excited to announce the launch of of our new Falls Prevention module which has been added to our Nursing and Care Homes eLearning Suite.

Older people living in Care Homes are three times more likely to fall than older people living in their own homes and more often than not, the results of a fall are more serious. Falls can result in long term suffering, disability, loss of independence and a decline in quality of life.

Nursing and Care Homes play a vital role in falls prevention and they need the knowledge and understanding to help their residents.

This module includes information on:

  • risk factors
  • bone health
  • risks and prevention
  • what to do in the event of a fall.

For further information, email us at info@bluestreamacademy.com or call 01773 822549.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

This week, between 14th and 20th May, is Mental Health Awareness Week 2018.

Now in its 18th year, Mental Health Awareness Week have previously focused on how mindfulness, anxiety, sleep deprivation, exercise can impact our mental health. The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Stress’. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. We will look at how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health.

While stress isn’t a mental health problem in itself, it often leads to depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide. It can also lead to physical health problems such as cardiovascular disease and joint and muscle problems.

Information on how many people in the UK population as a whole are affected by stress is very limited. However, a recent survey found that over the past year, almost three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. The survey, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation and undertaken by YouGov, polled 4,169 adults in the UK in 2018.

Here are some some other startling statistics found by the survey which was the largest known study of stress levels in the UK:

  • 30% of older people reported never feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope in the past year, compared to 7% of young adults.
  • 46% reported that they ate too much or ate unhealthily due to stress. 29% reported that they started drinking or increased their drinking, and 16% reported that they started smoking or increased their smoking.
  • 51% of adults who felt stressed reported feeling depressed, and 61% reported feeling anxious.
  • Of the people who said they had felt stress at some point in their lives, 16% had self harmed and 32% said they had had suicidal thoughts and feelings.
  • 37% of adults who reported feeling stressed reported feeling lonely as a result.
  • 36% of all adults who reported stress in the previous year cited either their own or a friend/relative’s long-term health condition as a factor. This rose to 44% of adults over 55.
  • Of those who reported feeling stressed in the past year, 22% cited debt as a stressor.
  • For people who reported high levels of stress, 12% said that feeling like they need to respond to messages instantly was a stressor.
  • 49% of 18-24 year olds who have experienced high levels of stress, felt that comparing themselves to others was a source of stress, which was higher than in any of the older age groups.
  • 36% of women who felt high levels of stress related this to their comfort with their appearance and body image, compared to 23% of men.
  • Housing worries are a key source of stress for younger people (32% of 18-24 year olds cited it as a source of stress in the past year). This is less so for older people (22% for 45-54 year olds and just 7% for over 55s).
  • Younger people have higher stress related to the pressure to succeed. 60% of 18-24 year olds and 41% of 25-34 year olds cited this, compared to 17% of 45-54s and 6% of over 55s).

Below are the Mental Health Foundation recommendations for a less stressed nation:

  1. Health and social care professionals should assess and address the psychological and other stressors experienced by people living with long-term physical health conditions.
  2. People presenting to a ‘first point of contact’ service in distress should receive a compassionate and trauma-informed response, regardless of where they live in the country.
  3. Government and the Health & Safety Executive must ensure that employers treat physical and psychological hazards in the workplace equally and help employers recognise and address psychological hazards in the workplace under existing legislation.
  4. Governments across the UK should introduce a minimum of two mental health days for every public sector worker.
  5. Mental health literacy should be a core competency in teacher training. This should be combined with rolling out mental health literacy support for pupils in schools across the UK to embed a ‘whole-school approach’ to mental health and wellbeing.
  6. The government should conduct an impact assessment of welfare reform and austerity programmes on mental health.
  7. More research is needed on the prevalence of stress in the population, and on how the experience of stress can be reduced at the community and societal level.

To explore the recommendations in more depth, download the full report here.

Below is a short video which explains what stress is, how it affects people and what can be done to reduce it:

See how stressed you are by taking the Mental Health Foundation’s short stress test, which uses the evidence-based perceived stress scale (PSS) – click here.

What can you do for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018?

This year the Mental Health Foundation is encouraging people to run a Curry & Chaat event for Mental Health Awareness Week. The aim is simple: get together with friends, enjoy a delicious curry and raise money for the Mental Health Foundation and our vision of a world with good mental health for all. For further details of how you can get involved please click here.

For further information about Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, please click here.

New Basic Oral Care Module Launched

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Basic Oral Care

Blue Stream Academy Ltd. are excited to announce the launch of of our new Basic Oral Care module which has been added to our Nursing and Care Homes eLearning Suite.

Poor oral care can have some serious effects on an individual, including limiting their ability to eat, speak and socialise normally. Those living in Nursing and Care Homes are at a greater risk of oral health problems for a number of reasons, including existing long term health conditions, the effects of medicines and an inability to maintain their own oral care.

This is why its essential that those providing care are fully aware and capable of providing oral care to these individuals when needed.

Blue Stream Academy’s Basic Oral Care Module includes information on:

  • poor oral health
  • principles and procedures of oral care
  • additional oral care.

For further information, email us at info@bluestreamacademy.com or call 01773 822549.

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New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Module Launched

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Blue Stream Academy are very pleased to announce that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) module is now live in all eLearning suites.

Our comprehensive module can help your staff understand the essential background information for GDPR, alongside why these changes are being introduced on 25th May 2018. 

The module is suitable for all staff members, however it is predominantly aimed at those who will be implementing the changes within the organisation.

Topics include:

  • GDPR description
  • background behind GDPR
  • reason for the GDPR introduction
  • difference between Data Controller and Data Processor
  • different types of data the GDPR applies to.

To access this module, system administrators will simply have to add the module to their staff profiles. If you would like any assistance with this, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

For further information, email us at info@bluestreamacademy.com or call 01773 822549

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Blue Stream Academy Ltd. and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May, 2018 and we have been working with expert GDPR compliance consultants in order to make the relevant preparations which will ensure that our training, policies, procedures and processes reflect these changes. We will be making further announcements regarding these changes over the coming weeks.

Additionally, we are working towards attaining ISO:27001 Certification to provide our customers with further reassurance of how seriously we take the security and privacy of their data.

We have also contacted all of our 3rd party suppliers and strategic partners to ensure that they are compliant with GDPR or are working towards it.

We have undertaken Legitimate Interests Assessments (LIA) and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA), which we believe provides us with lawful grounds for personal data processing; all of our terms, conditions and policies will be updated accordingly prior to GDPR’s implementation and users prompted to accept or decline them before being able to proceed to use our online training.

Obviously, given the nature of the services which we provide, those who opt not to agree to these terms and conditions will be unable to use our eLearning platforms.

Below are some frequently asked questions about Blue Stream Academy Ltd. and GDPR:

What information does Blue Stream Academy Ltd. collect?
Why do Blue Stream Academy Ltd. need to collect this information?
Do Blue Stream Academy Ltd. require consent from users?
Do organisations who use Blue Stream Academy Ltd.'s services require consent from their employees before allowing the data to be processed?
Where is our data stored?
How long do Blue Stream Academy Ltd. store data for?
Following the implementation of GDPR, what is the process for users who want to transfer their training records?
Following the implementation of GDPR, what is the process for users who want to delete their training records?
How can I find out want information Blue Stream Academy Ltd. holds about me?

Should you have any further queries or questions relating to this or any other matter, please don’t hesitate to contact our Support Department via email to info@bluestreamacademy.com or telephone 01773 822549.

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Blue Stream Academy and Clarity Informatics Create New Strategic Partnership

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Blue Stream Academy and Clarity Informatics Partnership

Blue Stream Academy are delighted to announce their most recent partnership with one of the UK’s leading health informatics and technology firms, Clarity Informatics.

Used by over 85% of GPs in England, Clarity Informatics provides an appraisal toolkit for GPs, Hospital Doctors and Nurses, alongside a dynamic sharing and compliance platform for GP practices and practice groups.

How will this affect you?

Thanks to the new partnership, whenever you complete a training course through Blue Stream Academy, you will now be able to instantly export your CPD credits, certificate and evidence of learning directly to your Appraisal Toolkit for GPs account. A new icon displaying ‘Add to Clarity’ will appear when you have completed your training, creating a quick and easy link to populate your appraisal and portfolio with any Blue Stream Academy CPD credits.

GPTeamNet – COMING SOON

Alongside the GP Appraisal Toolkit, existing users of Blue Stream Academy will also soon be able to benefit from Clarity Informatic’s sharing and compliance web-based platform, developed in line with the GP Forward View. GPTeamNet serves as a powerful practice intranet, providing Practice Managers with the tools required to help effectively manage their practice and compliance. Alongside this, GPTeamNet encourages sharing between groups, perfect for Blue Stream Academy’s group collaborations. GPTeamnet is used by over 1,200 practices across England. To find out more about, go to www.clarity.co.uk/gpteamnet.

Further details will be released soon.

Time to Talk Day 2018

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Time to Talk Day 2018

Today is Time to Talk Day 2018! The aim of which is to bring the country together to get talking and break the silence surrounding mental health problems.

Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed; one in four of us will experience a mental health problem and 9 in 10 say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result.

Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health; to talk, to listen, to change lives. Wherever you are; at home, at work or up the top of a mountain! Have your conversation about mental health today. By choosing to be open about mental health, we are all part of a movement that’s changing the conversation around mental health.

Time to Talk Day first began in 2014 and has instigated millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online. People have felt able to share their experiences without shame for the first time, and have started supporting those around them. After that first conversation, people feel more comfortable talking about mental health and more likely to talk about it again; that one chat can have a huge impact. Since it’s launch, Time to Talk Day has sparked millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online, and attracted support from celebrities such as Freddie Flintoff, Stephen Fry and Frankie Bridge.

The campaign is run by Time to Change to help spread the word that anywhere can be the right place to talk about mental health; including at work. Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. To find out more about the day, visit: www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day-2018

Below is a short video supporting the campaign:

If you are experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are lots of places you can go to for help. Time to Change is focusing on changing how we all think and act about mental health. There are lots of people who can; some are listed here:

Samaritans
Telephone: 116 123 (Free 24 hours a day)
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org

Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

Mind Infoline
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Email: info@mind.org.uk
Website: www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines

Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.

Elefriends
Website: www.elefriends.org.uk

Elefriends is a supportive online communitywhere you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind.

Rethink Mental Illness
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (10am-2pm Monday to Friday)
Email: info@rethink.org
Website: www.rethink.org/about-us/ourmental-health-advice

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.

Saneline
Telephone: 0845 767 8000 (6pm-11pm)
Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline

Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them. If you’re a carer needing support you can contact all of the above as well as Carers Direct and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.

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New Management of Information System (MIS)

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New Management of Information System (MIS)

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new look Management of Information System (MIS) which incorporate lots of exciting features and capabilities. The new system improves on several features, such as the training matrix and reporting system; serving to enhance usability and performance.

We have also introduced many new features, like the ability to create Site and Department Managers, view CQC statistics and link directly to an eLearning module from within the dashboard. We will soon be adding a HR system to the MIS which will provide the ability to create staff rotas, track holiday requests and view staff calendars.

For further information, please email us at info@bluestreamacademy.com or call 01773 822549

New NHS Health Check Module Launched

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NHS Health Check eLearning Module

Blue Stream Academy are pleased to announce the release of their NHS Health Check eLearning module.

The NHS Health Check is a specifically designed check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It has been designed to spot the early signs of several health issues, including stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia. The checks are made up of 3 components: Risk Assessment, Risk Awareness and Risk Management.

By looking out for these early signs, the NHS can aim to lower the risk of patients developing serious health issues and improve an individual’s health and wellbeing. This Health Check will play a huge part in promoting early identification and management of these conditions and it will reduce behavioural risks associated with these conditions through early clinical interventions.

The programme is designed to be accessible for a wide range of people, however there is a focus on targeting those people who may have a greater health risk. It is also designed to ensure that the tests and measurements needed for the check, can be delivered in a number of different settings.

As well as helping people to live longer, healthier lives, the NHS Health Check Programme is forecasted to save the NHS up to £176 million after 15 years in action.

The NHS Health Check module has been designed to ensure that all staff are aware of what the NHS Health Check Programme is and its purpose within primary care.

This module includes a range of topics, including:

  • the key drivers of the Programme
  • the three main components of the Programme
  • the ambitions of the Programme and what these will help achieve
  • explaining how the Programme will improve the health and wellbeing of patients.

For further information, email us at info@bluestreamacademy.com or call 01773 822549

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Blue Stream Academy’s Hospice Suite Receives RCGP Accreditation

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Hospice Suite RCGP Accreditation

We are proud to announce that our Hospice eLearning Suite has been accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

The assessor panel stated that they “found the modules to be clear, well written and easy to follow; and commend the appropriate system for developing and reviewing the programme”. They added, “Blue Stream Academy’s Hospice eLearning Suite is useful and relevant to clinical, management and administrative staff and volunteers in the hospice setting and are delighted to accredit it”.

About The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)

The RCGP is the membership, education and examining body that sets out the educational standards that all UK GPs must meet in order to practise. Our medical education is respected the world over as exemplifying the highest standards. We now apply these same, rigorous standards to other providers’ educational provision for primary care.

RCGP Educational Accreditation is a badge of distinction and a guarantee of quality. Only those educational services that meet RCGP standards are entitled to display the RCGP Accreditation mark.

For further information about this or any of our other eLearning Suites, please email us at info@bluestreamacademy.com or call 01773 822549

25 Days of Christmas – Urgent Care

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25 Days of Christmas

Here at Blue Stream Academy, we are getting into the festive spirit and are excited to announce the ’25 Days of Christmas’ discount!

For the next 25 days, we are offering a huge 25% discount for anyone who joins up to use any of our Urgent Care eLearning suite.

On average, our Urgent Care Suite has 80 users per organisation with an average cost of £2000+VAT; however, with this amazing 25% off, you could receive a huge discount of up to £500+VAT!

As an additional bonus, all new customers who take up this offer will have the chance to win a luxurious Christmas hamper worth over £50!*

Marks and Spencer Christmas Hamper 2017

To receive your discount whilst being in with a chance of winning this hamper, please contact us quoting ‘BLUESTREAM25‘.

Also, if you would like to receive a free, 30-day, no-obligation trial, where you can sample any 2 of our modules and look around our advanced Management of Information System (MIS), just let us know.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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25 Days of Christmas – Hospices

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25 Days of Christmas

Here at Blue Stream Academy, we are getting into the festive spirit and are excited to announce the ’25 Days of Christmas’ discount!

For the next 25 days, we are offering a huge 25% discount for anyone who joins up to use our Hospice eLearning suite (with an additional 1% off for any HQP Partners).

This average cost for a Hospice of 200 staff would be around £3000+VAT for 12 months usage. However, with this excellent discount you could be looking at a huge saving of £750+VAT! Plus, we would train all of your volunteers free of charge for your first year!

As an additional bonus, all new customers who take up this offer will have the chance to win a luxurious Christmas hamper worth over £50!*

Marks and Spencer Christmas Hamper 2017

To receive your discount whilst being in with a chance of winning this hamper, please contact us quoting ‘BLUESTREAM25‘.

Also, if you would like to receive a free, 30-day, no-obligation trial, where you can sample any 2 of our modules and look around our advanced Management of Information System (MIS), just let us know.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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25 Days of Christmas – Nursing/Care Homes

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25 Days of Christmas

Here at Blue Stream Academy, we are getting into the festive spirit and are excited to announce the ’25 Days of Christmas’ discount!

For the next 25 days, we are offering a huge 25% discount for anyone who joins up to use our Nursing/Care Homes eLearning suite.

On average, for an organisation with up to 40 staff, the usual cost of the suite is £750-£1000+VAT; however, with this amazing 25% off, you could receive a huge discount of up to £250+VAT!

As an additional bonus, all new customers who take up this offer will have the chance to win a luxurious Christmas hamper worth over £50!*

Marks and Spencer Christmas Hamper 2017

To receive your discount whilst being in with a chance of winning this hamper, please contact us quoting ‘BLUESTREAM25‘.

Also, if you would like to receive a free, 30-day, no-obligation trial, where you can sample any 2 of our modules and look around our advanced Management of Information System (MIS), just let us know.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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25 Days of Christmas – GP Practices

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25 Days of Christmas

Here at Blue Stream Academy, we are getting into the festive spirit and are excited to announce the ’25 Days of Christmas’ discount!

For the next 25 days, we are offering a huge 25% discount for anyone who joins up to use our GP Practice eLearning suite.

On average, a Practice has 8,000 patients, so at a price of £0.085+VAT per patient, the average cost of the suite is £680+VAT per Practice; however, with this amazing 25% off, you could receive a huge discount of up to £170+VAT!

As an additional bonus, all new customers who take up this offer will have the chance to win a luxurious Christmas hamper worth over £50!

Marks and Spencer Christmas Hamper 2017

To receive your discount for our RCGP accredited and CPD certified modules whilst being in with a chance of winning this hamper, please contact us quoting ‘BLUESTREAM25‘.

Also, if you would like to receive a free, 30-day, no-obligation trial, where you can sample any 2 of our modules and look around our advanced Management of Information System (MIS), just let us know.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Blue Stream Academy Customers Receive Outstanding Ratings On Their CQC Inspections

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Outstanding CQC Inspections

Congratulations to the following GP Practices, users of Blue Stream Academy’s GP Practice eLearning Suite, who have attained ratings of Outstanding from their recent CQC inspections:

  • The Chorley Surgery in Lancashire
  • The Heights General Practice in Greater Manchester
  • Bolton General Practice in Greater Manchester

Further evidence that our online training helps to ensure CQC compliance.

For further details about our eLearning Suites please contact us via email to info@bluestreamacademy.com or telephone on 01773 822549.

New Absence Management Module Launched

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Absence Management

Blue Stream Academy are pleased to announce the release of their Absence Management eLearning module.

This module helps to identify the impacts of absences on an organisation with the aim of reducing these absences and increasing workplace productivity, looking at:

  • the most common reasons for absences and the different types of absences
  • explaining why absences should be monitored and managed
  • the responsibilities of the organisation
  • the legal implications when managing absences
  • the steps involved in managing short and long-term absences.

This module is available in all eLearning Suites.

For further information, email us at info@bluestreamacademy.com or call 01773 822549

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New Controlled Drugs Module Launched

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Controlled Drugs

Blue Stream Academy are pleased to announce the release of the much anticipated Controlled Drugs eLearning module.

This module has been designed to ensure that healthcare staff are able to comply with all regulations and requirements regarding Controlled Drugs (CDs). CDs are an essential element of modern day care, therefore robust management of them is a must in order to minimise the risk of patient harm, misuse or criminality.

This module is made up of a number of topics, including:

  • prescribing Controlled Drugs
  • stock control and stock issues
  • storage of Controlled Drugs
  • Controlled Drugs Register
  • dispensing, inspection and security
  • accountable officers and procedures.

This module is available in our GP Practice eLearning Suite.

For further information, email us at info@bluestreamacademy.com or call 01773 822549

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New Safeguarding Adults Level 2 Module Launched

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Safeguarding Adults Level 2

Blue Stream Academy are pleased to announce the release of the highly requested Safeguarding Adults Level 2 eLearning module.

This module aims to provide the learner with the ability to safeguard adults in a healthcare setting and includes information on:

  • the importance of a person-centred approach in safeguarding
  • what to do if a person does not want to share information
  • the seven golden rules of information sharing
  • when an enquiry should take place, the purpose of an enquiry and what it should take into account
  • who can carry out an enquiry
  • what happens after an enquiry
  • safeguarding plans.

This module is available in all eLearning Suites.

For further information, email us at info@bluestreamacademy.com or call 01773 822549

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New Polypharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Module Launched

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Polypharmacy and Medicines Optimisation

Blue Stream Academy are pleased to announce the release of a brand-new eLearning module – Polypharmacy and Medicines Optimisation.

Polypharmacy is something that commonly occurs in both primary and secondary care. It is described as the concurrent use of multiple medications by a single patient (most commonly the elderly, due to an increase in the aging population).

Due to the increase of polypharmacy, there is a need to identify and reduce the occurrence of ‘problematic’ polypharmacy.

It is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of polypharmacy; in that it has been proven to help patients have a good quality of life and improve longevity, however, inappropriate prescribing can potentially lead to the benefits of the medicines not being realised.

In order to further the understanding of polypharmacy, topics in this module include:

  • why polypharmacy is currently a ‘hot topic’
  • appropriate and problematic polypharmacy
  • ‘Prescribing Cascades’
  • ‘Social Prescribing’
  • ‘Deprescribing’.

For further information, email us at info@bluestreamacademy.com or call 01773 822549

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Jeans For Genes Day 2017

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Jeans for Genes 2017

This Friday (22nd September) is Jeans For Genes Day and Blue Stream Academy employees will be overdoing it in denim to raise money and awareness.

1 in 25 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder – that amounts to more than 30,000 babies born each year. There are between 4,000 and 6,000 diagnosed genetic disorders and whilst some genetic disorders are apparent at birth while others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood, and sometimes into adulthood.

We all inherit a range of talents, skills and personality traits through our genes – they’re part of what makes us who we are. But half a million children in the UK face the daily challenges of a genetic disorder. By pulling on a pair of jeans, we will be helping to fund the vital care and support services that transform their lives.

Jeans For Genes Day invites people to leave their suits and uniforms at home and wear their jeans to work or school in return for a donation which will help change the lives of children across the UK. Jeans for Genes Day provides vital funding for the care and support of children with genetic disorders.

Every penny you give helps transform the lives of children affected by genetic disorders; your donations will fund the care and support children, and their families need today.

  • £10 will pay for 60 minutes of specialist telephone advice for parents caring for a child with severe neurological genetic conditions.
  • £50 will pay for a mother to attend a support day, giving her the help she needs to care for an extremely rare and profoundly disabling genetic condition.
  • £100 will help fund an educational booklet, helping teachers to maximise opportunities available to children with inherited learning disabilities.
  • £350 will pay for a child with a genetic disorder to spend a weekend away with other children like them, supported by trained medical staff.
  • £1,000 will help fund a film for teenagers with a life limiting condition, helping them to come to terms with, and encouraging them to begin to take responsibility for, their condition.
  • £1,300 will give a child who has lost the ability to speak access to a Tobii Eye Gaze machine, so that they can communicate with their eyes.
  • £2,000 will pay for a specialist nurse to support families affected by genetic disorders.

For further information and/or to order a free fundraising kit please visit the Jeans for Genes website.

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