Month: July 2019

Mitigating medication errors in home care

Elderly hands holding medicines

Human errors, digital solutions Recently, the CQC has released a report investigating the dangerous errors which can arise during medication administration. The report, ‘Medicines in health and social care’ was conducted using findings from a variety of service types, including both the NHS and independent care providers. It highlighted a number of issues relating to… Read more »

Flu vaccinations in domiciliary care

Hot drink to prevent flu

Using IQ:careplanner to record the uptake of flu vaccinations amongst home care workers In the July heat, thoughts of winter colds and sniffles seem very far away. But in preparation for flu season, NHS England is currently surveying health and social care workers to understand the uptake of its influenza vaccine programme. Home care agencies… Read more »

Unique IQ is expanding!

The Unique IQ team

Hot on the heels of securing significant investment from venture capital firm Midven, Redditch-based software company Unique IQ has enjoyed rapid expansion, welcoming eleven new members to the team since the start of 2019. The new hires strengthen Unique IQ’s capabilities across all areas of the business, with bolstered development and customer service teams, a… Read more »

Unique IQ receives High Commendation at Home Care Awards 2019

Home Care Awards finalist 2019

The team at Unique IQ is overjoyed to announce that we have received a ‘High Commendation’ for ‘Best Technology, Data or Software’ at the recent Home Care Awards 2019. Held on the 24th of May in London, the awards ceremony came together to celebrate business and service excellence in the home care sector. The judges… Read more »

Tackling the turnover of staff in home care

The recently published Care Association Alliance Social Care Workforce Study showed that the care sector has the highest average turnover of all sectors at 27%. This means that almost 1 in every 3 workers is leaving their care role each year. Another concerning fact highlighted in the report was that of the almost 1.5 million… Read more »