Celebrating 21 years of nursing partnership with university

Our long-standing partnership on nursing with Bournemouth University is going from strength to strength. 2021 marks our 21st year of providing student nurse placements at our homes. In that time, several hundred students have worked with us, gaining essential experience as they contribute to residents’ care. Belinda Humphries, Practice Learning Advisor at the university, said:... read article...

Colten Care leads the way in recycling tablet blister packs

From left: Juliana Clark, Assistant Interior Designer; Peter Doyle, Operations Manager; Cephanie Keightley, Senior Clinical Skills Trainer; and Jacky Sylvester, Operations Manager. We are backing a global effort to recycle empty medical tablet strips to prevent them spending a lifetime in landfill. Our Operations Manager Jacky Sylvester was among colleagues preparing to take a first batch of strips to Superdrug, one of the outlets partnering with TerraCycle as a collection point. The retailer is supporting end-of-life charity... read article...

National recognition for care homes

National Care Awards Two of our homes are proud finalists at the 23rd National Care Awards. Braemar Lodge in Salisbury has been shortlisted for ‘Dignity and Respect Care Home of the Year’, while Kingfishers in New Milton is up for ‘Care Team’. Alison Bremner, Home Manager at Braemar, said: “The shortlisting is testament to our investment in staff... read article...

Cephanie adds her own take on training

Cephanie Keightley Helping our team continue to achieve nursing excellence to support our residents is the key goal of our new Senior Clinical Skills Trainer, Cephanie Keightley. Among her many responsibilities are the development of clinical competences for Nurses, providing advice for Nurses on revalidation, supporting our Clinical Leads to cascade knowledge, developing our preceptorship provision and... read article...