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RDB Star Rating Awarded Care Operator of the Year!

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RDB Star Rating is pleased to announce that it has won ACQ5's Care Operator of the Year Award, it is such a prestigious award for the business.. ACQ5 is an independent awards organisation that has been celebrating the achievements of innovative companies since 2006. The agency uses an independent nomination process, and all awards winners are chose...
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Sue Brand from RDB Star Rating appears in Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett

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The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this universal trait and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today. Sue Brand from RDB Star Rating was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an inte...
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Resuming inspections after lockdown is lifted

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Based in Brighton and working across the UK, RDB Star Rating Ltd are an independent care home inspection body, providing thorough and comprehensive examinations to care facilities across the country. Since our founding in 1997, we've established ourselves as a benchmarking scheme in the care sector and helped countless facilities to reach an outsta...
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Lockdown activities for your care home residents

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RDB Star Rating was founded in 1997 with the mission of improving the quality of residential care across the UK. In the last two decades, we  have become recognised as a benchmarking scheme in the care sector, performing hundreds of care home inspections. With the current COVID-19 lockdown in place, our inspections have had to be postponed.&nb...
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Spread the love in your care facility this Valentine’s Day

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​ ​ St. Valentine's Day is approaching, a day all about love, kindness and  appreciation. For many, Valentine's Day evokes a sense of nostalgia which can be highly beneficial for residents with memory problems.  Valentine's Day isn't an excuse to  just spend as much money as possible, it's an opportunity to spend  time with love...
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RDB Star Rating Ltd to be featured in The Parliamentary Review

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  RDB Star Rating Ltd are delighted announce that we're to be included in The Parliamentary Review, 2020 edition! The Parliamentary Review consists of a wide range of independent publications, aimed at sharing best practice amongst policy makers and business leaders. Each edition is focused on a key governmental policy area, from agriculture a...
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Top tips for celebrating Christmas in a care home

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​ With Christmas drawing ever close, it's time to begin thinking about celebrating Christmas in the care home environment. For many residents, this could be a distressing time as they are away from family and friends or even confused about the change in routine and décor. However, Christmas is often a happy time for most residents: provoking nostal...
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RDB Star Rating assessment process: everything you need to know

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RDB Star Rating was founded in 1997, with the mission of improving and managing the quality of residential care across the UK. Over twenty years later, we have established ourselves as a benchmarking scheme in the care sector and have helped raised standards of care in countless residential care facilities. With the number of care homes across the ...
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RDB wins Bronze in the UK Business Awards 2019

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At the UK Business Awards on Friday, we were delighted to be the Bronze Winner in the Business Change or Transformation category. This was a much-deserved reward for us and gives us the recognition of the efforts and improvements we've made over the past year. RDB Star Rating is an independent, nationwide 'quality' inspection company committed to d...
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RDB is shortlisted for UK Business Awards 2019

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  RDB Star Rating is proud to announce they have been shortlisted as a finalist in  the UK Business Awards 2019. The company was developed as a nationwide, independent, quality benchmarking system, to transform the care sector into an industry that people can have confidence in and which is valued and respected by the public. Th...
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RDB Star Rating website revamp!

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RDB Star Rating are delighted to announce the launch of our new website and monthly blog! We're very happy with the design of the new site and we hope that our clients, past, present and future find the new layout pleasing and easy to navigate through. Our website has undergone a complete refresh and is now much more user friendly: it's more intera...
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Practical recommendations for care providers

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Care England, partners of the Quality Care Campaign and the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has welcomed the publication of the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman's good practice guide. Professor Martin Green OBE, chief executive of Care England, said: "The guide shares lessons from complaints to ...
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Age UK responds to spring budget

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Earlier this month (14 March) the Government delivered the spring budget. Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK and co-chair of the Care and Support Alliance, said: "Not for the first time the Chancellor held out the prospect of unspecified amounts of 'jam tomorrow' for our beleaguered social care system, but only if a deal to leave the Eur...
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State of Ageing report shows radical rethink needed

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A report named 'The State of Ageing in 2019', from the Centre of Ageing Better is calling for a radical rethink from the Government, businesses and charities. The radical rethink is to ensure the next generation of older people can experience a good quality of life as they age and make the most of the opportunities presented by longer lives. The re...
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England’s chief nurse sets out long term vision for NHS nursing

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England's top nurse today pledged to ensure the voices of nurses and midwives will be valued and heard across the NHS. During her maiden speech at the chief nursing officer (NCO) Summit in Birmingham, Ruth May said that the profession, while often considered by the public to be the most trusted, is too often undervalued and pledged to fight for the...
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Eye changes could help detect Alzheimer’s

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New research in the US suggests that changes in the eye could help indicate if someone has Alzheimer's disease. The findings were published in Ophthalmology Retina. The researchers investigated whether changes to blood vessels in the retina – the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye – could be an early sign of the disease. Researchers compa...
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NHS to celebrate health and care heroes as it launches parliamentary awards

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The NHS has launched a parliamentary awards scheme to celebrate and give national recognition to staff who go above and beyond the call of duty. The awards have been created to celebrate NHS staff, carers and volunteers – their hard work, innovative ideas and unwavering efforts to put patients first. MPs are now on the search for – and want to hear...
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Scottish youths learn skills for life as Balhousie Care Group steps up apprenticeship opportunities

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Two youths from Dundee, Scotland have been participating in invaluable work experience – and a peek into life in a busy care home – as part of a drive to increase apprenticeship opportunities. Balhousie St Ronans, part of the award-winning Balhousie Care Group, have the two teenagers on work experience placements in its kitchen, where Daniel Inglis...
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Matt Hancock bans pagers from the NHS

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The Health and Social Care secretary, Matt Hancock, has ordered the removal of pagers for non-emergency communications by the end of 2021. All NHS Trust hospitals will be expected to have plans and infrastructure in place in place to ensure this is possible by the end of September 2020. NHS staff teams will instead use modern alternatives, such as ...
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Thousands more care workers needed in Wales by 2030

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Wales will need thousands more people to work in caring roles with adults and children by 2030 if it is to keep pace with the growing demand for care services and provide support for communities across the country. A national campaign, WeCare, has been launched today and is a collaboration between Social Care Wales and leading organisations represe...
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