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PJ Care represents the care arena alongside Philip Hammond

Sat 21 Apr 2018 - posted by PJ Care

Established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry shortly after the 2010 general election, The Parlimentary Review's September release has become a key fixture in the political calendar. The main aim of the Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector, and is aimed at leading policy makers and executives within the care arena.

Neil Russell, Executive Chair of PJ Care, features alongside The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond, and a small number of outstanding organisations in the Care edition. The articles in the Review act as both a blueprint for success and template for reform, and is sent out to tens of thousands of leading policy makers.

Neil was compelled to submit an article after expressing his concerns to local MPs at the injustice of how care budgets were allocated and critically how current NHS policies regarding how to manage patients requiring specialist care requires urgent reform.

"More frequently than ever, people with specialist needs are being given a much lower level of care than they require and this is having a massive knock on effect across the nation and more importantly the individual in need of care."

The article written by Neil is illustrated with case studies and recent examples of instances of where patients have been removed from their care before their recovery is complete due to budget constraints which has set back their rehabilitation, and in some cases has resulted in unintended but serious consequences for the individual.

Director of The Parlimentary Review, Daniel Yossma, said: "Without these organisations' input, our aims of spreading expert knowledge and raising standards simply would not be achievable. They'll be a hard act to follow and next year's organisations will have to be on the top of their game to meet the challenge."

To read the full Parlimentary Review on the care arena visit:

http://www.the parlimentaryreview.co.uk/editions/pdfs/TPR2016-Care.pdf

Categories: Care

COVID-19 AND PJ CARE

We are all aware that these are very difficult times and that nearly everyone has been affected in some way by the COVID-19 virus.

Here at PJ Care we are taking every precaution and doing all we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff and their families and loved ones. We have put many new systems in place to ensure the wellbeing of all, including heightened infection control procedures, restrictions on visitors to our buildings and reducing staff movement between Units.

As a result of the inconsistencies in conducting tests and the inability to carry out antibody tests, we have taken the decision to cease all new admissions until the situation is clearer. We have taken this decision to protect our existing residents, all of whom are vulnerable and at high risk should the virus get into one of our buildings.

As with all aspects of the situation this will be reviewed daily by our board and senior management team, who are meeting daily via video conference to review the latest situation and make changes to our processes as required.

We provide our staff team, residents and relatives with daily updates and ensure that everyone is able to keep in touch as much as possible in the circumstances. If you have any concerns or enquiries relating to the current situation, please get in touch on enquiries@pjcare.co.uk.

Staff access into our buildings is strictly controlled, and all other non-essential access is not permitted. Staff and residents are given regular health checks throughout the day to ensure they remain healthy and safe. Safe systems are in place to recruit and train temporary cover for staff who have to self-isolate. Our staffing numbers remain at our usual high levels.

While there are reports of shortages of some equipment and distribution by suppliers is rationed, we are confident that we have sufficient supply to meet the needs of our residents. We continue to do all we can to protect those in our care and the incredible people who look after them every day.

We will provide regular updates via our social media channels and on our website, but should you have any questions about anything we do please get in touch via the contact page on the website www.pjcare.co.uk.

Take care and stay healthy

Neil Russell

Chairman

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