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Health Secretary admits to 'seriously considering' Tory leadership challenge

28 June 2016 England

Health Secretary admits to 'seriously considering' Tory leadership challenge

Jeremy Hunt said he is "seriously considering" a bid for the Conservative leadership as he called for the public to be given a say on Britain's terms for leaving the European Union. The Health Secretary, who campaigned for a Remain vote, said he wanted to see...

Jeremy Corbyn's office 'working against rest of party' in referendum campaign

27 June 2016 England

Jeremy Corbyn's office 'working against rest of party' in referendum campaign

Jeremy Corbyn has been publicly accused of undermining Labour's efforts in the European Union referendum campaign as his grip on the party leadership looked increasingly weak. Former home secretary Alan Johnson, who ran Labour's campaign for a Remain vote...

David Cameron resigns as Prime Minister following humiliating EU referendum defeat

24 June 2016 England

David Cameron resigns as Prime Minister following humiliating EU referendum defeat

David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October after a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union. The Prime Minister announced his decision outside 10 Downing Street minutes aft...

Drive for early dementia diagnosis 'pointless' due to lack of support, say leading doctors

23 June 2016 England

Drive for early dementia diagnosis 'pointless' due to lack of support, say leading doctors

Drives to increase the number of people getting an early diagnosis of dementia are "pointless" because there are not adequate support systems in place, leading doctors have said. Top medics have said they are "frustrated" by a lack of fundamental support ...

Child protection professionals 'paralysed' after judge gave 'all power' to murderous father

22 June 2016 England

Child protection professionals 'paralysed' after judge gave 'all power' to murderous father

A family court judge handed "all the power" to murderous Ben Butler when she decided he had been the victim of a miscarriage of justice over a claim he had shaken his daughter as a baby, a serious case review has found. Mrs Justice Hogg took the "unprecedente...

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Scotland sees 4% reduction in homelessness but rise in children in temporary accommodation

Scotland sees 4% reduction in homelessness but rise in children in temporary accommodation

29 June 2016 Scotland

Homelessness applications and the number assessed as homeless both reduced during 2015/16 according to a new publication by Scotland’s Chief Statistician. The Homelessness and Housing Options Statistics also show: A 4% reduction in...

New resource to reduce restrictive practices in Welsh social care

New resource to reduce restrictive practices in Welsh social care

29 June 2016 Wales

A new learning resource which has the potential to “shake up practices” within Welsh social care services has been launched by the Care Council for Wales. 'Positive Approaches: Reducing Restrictive Practices in Social Care' aims to pr...

Most vulnerable let down by weak leadership in children’s services, Ofsted report

Most vulnerable let down by weak leadership in children’s services, Ofsted report

28 June 2016 England

Weak leadership in too many of England’s children’s services is letting down the most vulnerable children, Ofsted finds. The inspectorate’s third Social Care Annual Report, published today (28 June 2016), shows that there are still to...

Inspectors report 'steady improvement' in Scottish Borders children's services

Inspectors report 'steady improvement' in Scottish Borders children's services

28 June 2016 Scotland

An inspection of services for children and young people in the Borders has identified areas of good performance but also made recommendations for improvement. The inspection was led by the Care Inspectorate working in partnership with...

Elderly patients being given medical treatment of no benefit, review finds

Elderly patients being given medical treatment of no benefit, review finds

28 June 2016 England

More than a third of elderly patients who are dying receive "invasive and potentially harmful" treatments in their last weeks of life, according to the biggest review of its kind. Analysis of data from 1.2 million patients worldwide, ...

Two men held over historical sex abuse by police probing Lancashire murder

Two men held over historical sex abuse by police probing Lancashire murder

28 June 2016 England

Detectives investigating the murder of a 14-year-old girl more than a decade ago have arrested two men on suspicion of historical sex offences. Charlene Downes disappeared in Blackpool, Lancashire, on November 1 2003 with no trace fou...

Control of cancer patients' immune response could tackle pain and nausea

Control of cancer patients' immune response could tackle pain and nausea

28 June 2016 Scotland

Controlling the immune response of people dying from cancer might help save them from pain, fatigue and loss of appetite, experts believe. Researchers hope that by using existing drugs to control symptoms, people in their last few wee...

Growing number of people claim racist abuse after Brexit vote

Growing number of people claim racist abuse after Brexit vote

28 June 2016 Wales

A growing number of people say they have been subjected to racist abuse and told to leave the UK following Britain's EU referendum result. Ali Ahmed, 56, who has served on Cardiff Council for the past four years, said he was approache...

Regulators urged to ensure nurses are competent after language test changes

Regulators urged to ensure nurses are competent after language test changes

28 June 2016 England

Nursing regulators have been implored to ensure that all nurses are "fully competent to deliver high-class care" following changes to the English language test requirements for nurses trained outside the UK. The Nursing and Midwifery ...

Mental Health Minster resigns as 'loyalty to the party must come first'

Mental Health Minster resigns as 'loyalty to the party must come first'

27 June 2016 England

Jeremy Corbyn has been publicly accused of undermining Labour's efforts in the European Union referendum campaign as his grip on the party leadership looked increasingly weak. Former home secretary Alan Johnson, who ran Labour's campa...

Report slams 'unethical' baby cremation practices at Aberdeen Crematorium

Report slams 'unethical' baby cremation practices at Aberdeen Crematorium

27 June 2016 Scotland

Babies were cremated along with unrelated adults over many years in "unethical and abhorrent practices" at Aberdeen Crematorium, according to a report. Dame Elish Angiolini looked at more than 200 infant cremation cases across the cou...

Brexit impact fears as figures show one in 20 NHS workers are from the EU

Brexit impact fears as figures show one in 20 NHS workers are from the EU

24 June 2016 England

Brexit could have a "huge impact" on the NHS workforce, a leading auditor has warned as figures show that one in every 20 NHS workers in England come from the European Union. Fresh analysis of workforce statistics show than 57,608 wor...

Healthcare organisations seek funding assurances following Brexit vote

Healthcare organisations seek funding assurances following Brexit vote

24 June 2016 England

Leading midwives have expressed fears over the impact Brexit will have on NHS finances. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said that while the full impact of the decision to leave the European Union will not be known for some time, i...

Leave campaign's '£350m a week for NHS' pledge a mistake, says Farage

Leave campaign's '£350m a week for NHS' pledge a mistake, says Farage

24 June 2016 England

The official Leave campaign's call to spend £350 million a week extra on the NHS with money saved from contributions to the European Union was a "mistake" and cannot be guaranteed to happen, Nigel Farage has said. The Ukip leader was ...

'Political earthquake' after dramatic vote sees UK leave European Union

'Political earthquake' after dramatic vote sees UK leave European Union

24 June 2016 England

David Cameron intends to stay on as Prime Minister to "carry out the instructions of the British people" after the dramatic vote in favour of withdrawal from the European Union, one of his most senior Cabinet colleagues has said. In a...

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Disabled man to sue NHS Trust over court order enforcing 3am removal from home

16 June 2016 England

Disabled man to sue NHS Trust over court order enforcing 3am removal from home

A disabled man says he plans to sue after a High Court judge gave medics permission to take him from...

Conference hears cannabis users 'have more knowledge' of drug than experts

07 June 2016 England

Conference hears cannabis users 'have more knowledge' of drug than experts

Cannabis users seeking treatment often have an expertise about the drug which is leaving those tryin...

Report: Sutton Safeguarding Children Board - Ellie Butler Serious Case Review

22 June 2016 Practice Reports

Report: Sutton Safeguarding Children Board - Ellie Butler Serious Case Review

The Sutton Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) has published the serious case review report relating ...

Police and social services 'strenuously opposed' custody award in Ellie Butler case

21 June 2016 England

Police and social services 'strenuously opposed' custody award in Ellie Butler case

When Mrs Justice Hogg decided to hand Ellie Butler back to her violent father, she was warned: "You ...

Concerns raised over Google access to 1.6 million NHS patient files

04 May 2016 England

Concerns raised over Google access to 1.6 million NHS patient files

A Google artificial intelligence programme has been given access to an estimated 1.6 million NHS pat...

NHS Trust to review 10 killings involving patients following road rage case

17 May 2016 England

NHS Trust to review 10 killings involving patients following road rage case

An NHS Trust will review 10 killings involving its patients after admitting it "got things wrong" wi...

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Webwatch: Addiction Recovery Companion - Tools for Edinburgh recovery community

09 June 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Addiction Recovery Companion - Tools for Edinburgh recovery community

A new new mobile phone/tablet App for the Edinburgh recovery community has been launched by the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnersh...

Webwatch: Drug Interactions - online tools improving HIV and hepatitis healthcare

08 June 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Drug Interactions - online tools improving HIV and hepatitis healthcare

Websites and smartphone applications developed by the University of Liverpool are at the forefront of helping healthcare professiona...

Webwatch: LGBT People and Public Services - A good practice guide from Stonewall Scotland

27 May 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: LGBT People and Public Services - A good practice guide from Stonewall Scotland

Back in 2009, Iriss worked with Stonewall Scotland to develop an online good practice guide - LGBT people and public services - whic...

Webwatch: my-AHA - Preventing physical and mental decline in older people

27 May 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: my-AHA - Preventing physical and mental decline in older people

Loughborough academics are developing a new digital tool that will enable risks to the physical and mental health of older people to...

Webwatch: Relative Education and Coping Toolkit - supporting people with mental illness

27 May 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Relative Education and Coping Toolkit - supporting people with mental illness

Relatives and close friends of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder are being invited to take part in a new initiative to h...

Webwatch: Sea Hero Quest - Ground-breaking mobile game to support early dementia diagnosis

26 May 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Sea Hero Quest - Ground-breaking mobile game to support early dementia diagnosis

Sea Hero Quest is an innovative new mobile game specifically designed to create the world’s largest crowd sourced data set to benchm...

Webwatch: Can a smartphone app help treat anxiety and depression?

26 May 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Can a smartphone app help treat anxiety and depression?

In a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester researchers have examined the initial trial of a smartphone ...

Webwatch: MindEd for Families - new mental health information portal

26 April 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: MindEd for Families - new mental health information portal

For Julia Ogden, raising her beloved autistic son can be like bridging the gap to an alien world, one that can be difficult to navig...

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Engage: Time to celebrate nursing in social care

24 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Time to celebrate nursing in social care

Last Sunday I had the privilege of taking part in the Royal College of Nursing 100th anniversary Congress which was held in Glasgow for the first time. Together with the Director of the RCN in Scotland, Theresa Fyfe, and Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer,...

Engage: Funding cuts could leave victims of domestic violence with nowhere to go

24 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Funding cuts could leave victims of domestic violence with nowhere to go

Right across England and Wales, local councils have been coping with successive cuts to their budgets for the past six years. Between 2010 and 2015, cuts to local councils amounted to £18 billion in real terms, and a further £9.5 billion is expected to be...

Engage: It's not unusual? Developing social business models in Welsh health and social care

23 June 2016 Engage

Engage: It's not unusual? Developing social business models in Welsh health and social care

For over a decade, England has used social business models in health and social care as an attractive alternative to either state monopolies or privatisation. This includes the organisational models of social enterprise, co-operatives and micro enterprise...

Engage: Beastie Boy John Berry died of frontal lobe dementia – but what is it?

14 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Beastie Boy John Berry died of frontal lobe dementia – but what is it?

Professor Jan Oyebode looks at frontal lobe dementia, what it is, the symptoms and how it affects the individual and carers. John Berry, a founder member of the Beastie Boys, has died of dementia at the age of 52. Berry's father told Rolling Stone magazi...

Engage: Revisiting Child Protection - How do we best protect our children?

13 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Revisiting Child Protection - How do we best protect our children?

Welcome to the first blog of Revisiting Child protection in Scotland. The project emerges out of academic research – out of the findings from a UK-wide study of how social workers communicate with children and young people in child and family social work ...

Engage: It’s the little things that count – supporting great social work practice with carers

08 June 2016 Engage

Engage: It’s the little things that count – supporting great social work practice with carers

With over 6.5 million carers across the UK, Lisa Smith, Research and Development Manager at Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA), believes we need to make supporting this unpaid workforce a priority. RiPfA has been examining current social work practic...

Engage: The Care Certificate - Best Practice Guidelines for eLearning success

02 June 2016 Engage

Engage: The Care Certificate - Best Practice Guidelines for eLearning success

Since its introduction in 2015, thousands of health and social care workers have completed the Care Certificate. Designed with the Cavendish Review in mind, it comprises 15 standards to which staff must adhere when carrying out their roles. Traditionally,...

Engage: St Andrews - A dementia friendly community

27 May 2016 Engage

Engage: St Andrews - A dementia friendly community

Dr Maggie Ellis, Fellow in Dementia Care at the St Andrews University, is spearheading a new initiative aimed at making St Andrews a dementia friendly community. Here she shares with us the background to her work and how her innovative techniques have bee...

Engage: No 'I' in 'teams' but it's the start of 'integrate'

27 May 2016 Engage

Engage: No 'I' in 'teams' but it's the start of 'integrate'

The importance of teams to the successful delivery of health and care services is now well established. There is an overwhelming evidence base that teams of relevant professionals coming together to achieve a shared goal can lead to genuine improvements i...

Engage: How designing smarter textile tech can help people living with dementia

27 May 2016 Engage

Engage: How designing smarter textile tech can help people living with dementia

We all expect to have the right to enjoy life from beginning to end; to have fun, laugh and experience pleasurable, playful moments. But what if we are affected by a disease that adversely affects both memory and our perception of the world? What if this ...

Engage: Why is it more difficult than ever for older people to leave hospital?

26 May 2016 Engage

Engage: Why is it more difficult than ever for older people to leave hospital?

Discharging older patients from hospital, the National Audit Office (NAO) report published today, focuses primarily on those patients deemed ‘medically fit for discharge’ but who are stranded in hospital. The NAO report looks beyond the official da...

Engage: How spirituality can help us cope with the trials of ageing

10 May 2016 Engage

Engage: How spirituality can help us cope with the trials of ageing

Old age is a time of many challenges. Retirement brings opportunities, but for many people it also results in loss of role and income. Loved ones may die, leading to the need to grieve and reconstruct life, sometimes without a partner of many years. In ad...

Education & Training

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Plymouth to host workshop exploring self-criticism and compassion-focused therapy

29 June 2016

Plymouth to host workshop exploring self-criticism and compassion-focused therapy

A workshop exploring the many forms of self criticism and how new research could help people quieten its voice is taking place at Plymouth University this autumn. Hosted by the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences from 12-14 September, the...

York St John play to be showcased at national child safety conference

23 June 2016

York St John play to be showcased at national child safety conference

A play created by York St John University theatre lecturers is to be showcased at a national NSPCC conference this week in London. The production, by Senior Lecturers Rachel Conlon and Jules Dorey Richmond, raises awareness of child sexual...

Sunderland opens School of Nursing with new BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

20 June 2016

Sunderland opens School of Nursing with new BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

The University of Sunderland has announced the launch a new School of Nursing as well a new three-year BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice. The new School of Nursing will be housed within the University’s Sciences Complex, home of its resear...

Leicester approve new Distance Learning Postgraduate course in Diabetes Care

17 June 2016

Leicester approve new Distance Learning Postgraduate course in Diabetes Care

The University of Leicester has approved a new distance learning degree which will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to specialise in diabetes care. The Distance Learning PGCert/PGDip/MSc in Diabetes is being facilitated ...

North-East research in doubt unless male victims of domestic violence come forward

17 June 2016

North-East research in doubt unless male victims of domestic violence come forward

Valuable research at a North East university is in danger of not going ahead because of a lack of voices from a too often silent population. Male domestic violence is an issue that, as with any domestic violence, causes psychological harm ...

Survey identifies demand for Community Development for Social Work in Northern Ireland

15 June 2016

Survey identifies demand for Community Development for Social Work in Northern Ireland

A survey led by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Website (SHSCT) has identified demand and content for a Community Development Training Programme in the Professionals in Practice (PiP) Framework for Social Work. Community Developm...

Researchers explore benefits of spirituality helping the elderly overcome life transitions

15 June 2016

Researchers explore benefits of spirituality helping the elderly overcome life transitions

‌Old age can be a challenge, confronting people with profound changes that include the loss of loved ones, failing health and the looming end of their own lives. Can the experience be eased by mental health practitioners who use therapeutic...

LSBU to team up with hospice to offer new end-of-life care courses

13 June 2016

LSBU to team up with hospice to offer new end-of-life care courses

London South Bank University (LSBU) has teamed up with Saint Francis Hospice to offer new, part-time and full-time interdisciplinary postgraduate courses in palliative and end of life care. The new courses, starting September 2016, hav...

MS Society fund new research into the needs of carers of people with multiple sclerosis

10 June 2016

MS Society fund new research into the needs of carers of people with multiple sclerosis

The MS Society is to fund a new study into the needs of families and carers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the impact of MS on their lives. The study will be carried out by researchers at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh...

Study explores novel assessment tool for monitoring hydration in end of life care

10 June 2016

Study explores novel assessment tool for monitoring hydration in end of life care

In a UK first, researchers from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, based at the University of Liverpool, have utilised a novel assessment tool to help monitor the hydration levels of a critically ill patient with POEMS syn...

Poor basic care in developing world could create major ‘healthcare crisis’

10 June 2016

Poor basic care in developing world could create major ‘healthcare crisis’

A failure to implement robust primary healthcare systems could see the developing world combating a $21trillion healthcare crisis – equivalent to the GDP of the USA and UK combined. Stuart Telfer, Programme Leader of University of the West...

Lecturers 'no alternative' but to stage more strikes in pay dispute

10 June 2016

Lecturers 'no alternative' but to stage more strikes in pay dispute

Lecturers are to stage a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running row over pay. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will take action on separate days next week at the universities of Edinburgh, Kent, Sussex, Glasgow, West of S...

Universities to explore specific genetic variant known to increase dementia risk

08 June 2016

Universities to explore specific genetic variant known to increase dementia risk

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a team of UK scientists a £1.75m grant to study how a specific genetic variant known to increase risk for dementia affects the brain. The researchers – from Cardiff, Bristol and Oxford Uni...

New series of CPD courses on infant mental health launched at North-East conference

08 June 2016

New series of CPD courses on infant mental health launched at North-East conference

Almost 200 specialists from across the North-East have gathered at Northumbria University to find out about the support it can offer practitioners on issues surrounding infant mental health. The UK’s first Infant Mental Health Awareness we...

Liverpool host international workshop on different approaches to tackle population ageing

03 June 2016

Liverpool host international workshop on different approaches to tackle population ageing

The University of Liverpool is hosting an international workshop on ageing as part of a strategic collaboration between UK and Japanese academia and industry called RENKEI. Aimed at postgraduate researchers and research staff, ‘Living with...

Experts gather as St Andrews hosts European summit on Mental Health and Addictions

02 June 2016

Experts gather as St Andrews hosts European summit on Mental Health and Addictions

Experts from all over the world will gather for a major European conference on mental health and addictions at the University of St Andrews tomorrow (Friday 3 June 2016). ‘Emerging priorities in mental health and addiction: The Virtual Wor...

New research explores the benefits of psychological care in cancer patients

27 May 2016

New research explores the benefits of psychological care in cancer patients

Research undertaken at the University of Chester is leading the way in promoting the importance of looking after the psychological well-being of cancer patients, as part of their healthcare. Psychological distress is common, and understa...

Cutting-edge project highlights benefits of hair care in dementia treatment

27 May 2016

Cutting-edge project highlights benefits of hair care in dementia treatment

A good hair day not only affects how we look but also impacts on how we feel and a new study, led by the University of Stirling, highlights for the first time the benefits appearance-related support like hairdressing has in helping people l...

Children’s Commissioner praises Teeside for efforts in supporting care leavers

27 May 2016

Children’s Commissioner praises Teeside for efforts in supporting care leavers

The Children’s Commissioner for England visited Teesside University last week to talk about the important role education can play in shaping the future of care leavers’ lives. Anne Longfield OBE was the guest speaker at the annual Raising ...

Imperial College London to showcase Master's programmes at open evening

27 May 2016

Imperial College London to showcase Master's programmes at open evening

An open evening displaying some of Imperial College London's Master's programmes designed for healthcare professionals is taking place at 6pm on June 7 at St Mary's Campus, Praed Street. At this event, the Masters' in Patient Safety, Healt...

UWE student invents 'smart' walking stick to help thousands of Parkinson's sufferers

27 May 2016

UWE student invents 'smart' walking stick to help thousands of Parkinson's sufferers

A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson's disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition. Neha Shahid Chaudhry was inspired to invent a 'smart' walking stick after...

Universities join forces to launch consortium to tackle dementia in Greater Manchester

27 May 2016

Universities join forces to launch consortium to tackle dementia in Greater Manchester

Manchester, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan universities are teaming up in a new initiative to combat dementia in the region and beyond. To mark Dementia Awareness Week last week, leading researchers from the three institutions meet at...

Innovative project looks to harness cutting-edge design to support Dementia sufferers

27 May 2016

Innovative project looks to harness cutting-edge design to support Dementia sufferers

International researchers gathered in the Midlands to start work on a ground-breaking new design project, called ‘MinD’, which will harness cutting-edge design to benefit people with dementia. Representatives from Germany, Luxemburg, Spain...

Oxford Brookes student to publish book for young adults to reduce mental health stigma

27 May 2016

Oxford Brookes student to publish book for young adults to reduce mental health stigma

A student at Oxford Brookes University is launching a book aimed at reducing stigma around mental health issues for young adults. Hannah Todd came up with the idea of producing a book of letters titled Hello Me, It’s You, as part of her fi...

Huddersfield agree Canadian exchange following visit from Narrative Therapy expert

26 May 2016

Huddersfield agree Canadian exchange following visit from Narrative Therapy expert

Narrative Therapy is established as an important strategy for helping people to overcome mental health problems by telling their stories, aiming to assist them in realising their resilience and strength in overcoming difficulties, and the U...

Pioneering study helping give a voice to young people living with a parent with dementia

26 May 2016

Pioneering study helping give a voice to young people living with a parent with dementia

A pioneering study led by researchers from the University of Sheffield is helping to give a voice to children and young adults who are living with a parent with dementia. There are estimated to be at least 42,325 people* in the UK under 65...

New Executive Dean for Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria

26 May 2016

New Executive Dean for Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria

Northumbria University has appointed a new Executive Dean to lead its Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Professor Dianne Ford joins Northumbria from Newcastle University, where she was a Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Director of ...

Researchers hope study into FGM could help prevent the practise in UK

26 May 2016

Researchers hope study into FGM could help prevent the practise in UK

Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and City University London say the findings of a study on female genital mutilation could help prevent the practise in the UK. The study led by Dr Aida Abzhaparova (UWE B...

Derby launch series of fast-track healthcare degrees to help combat national shortage

26 May 2016

Derby launch series of fast-track healthcare degrees to help combat national shortage

A series of fast-track health care degrees have been launched by the University of Derby to help combat the UK-wide shortage of nurses, diagnostic radiographers and sonographers. The University has developed three new masters degrees; MSc ...

Seminar: Father figures - research and practice with men who care for children

16 May 2016

Seminar: Father figures - research and practice with men who care for children

The Open University are to host a free seminar on Friday 3rd June looking at the latest research on men who care for children. 'Father figures: Research and practice with men who care for children' will take place at the Open University W...

Plymouth to lead pan-European Alzheimer's training and research programme

12 May 2016

Plymouth to lead pan-European Alzheimer's training and research programme

A pan-European consortium of researchers and diagnostics experts led by Plymouth University, has received funding of €3.5 million for a project which could revolutionise the effectiveness of Alzheimer’s diagnosis and clinical drug trials – ...

New MOOC launched to develop a better understanding of Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD

12 May 2016

New MOOC launched to develop a better understanding of Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD

A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to educate anyone interested in learning more about autism, Asperger’s and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been launched by the University of Derby. The course titled ‘Understandi...

Registrations open for Social History of Learning Disability Research Group conference

06 May 2016

Registrations open for Social History of Learning Disability Research Group conference

The Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, based in the Faculty of Health & Social Care at The Open University have announced registrations for their next 2016 Conference are now open. The conference theme is ‘Explor...

Kings Fund confirm details of new cohort of Top Manager Programme

28 April 2016

Kings Fund confirm details of new cohort of Top Manager Programme

The Kings Fund have released details of a new cohort of their transformational five-week programme for senior leaders in health and social care – public, private, third sector – who are and who want to be system leaders. The Top Ma...

Six healthcare organisations recognised with Skills for Health Quality Mark

26 April 2016

Six healthcare organisations recognised with Skills for Health Quality Mark

The National Skills Academy (NSA) for Health has announced a further six healthcare organisations and training providers have successfully achieved the Skills for Health Quality Mark. Administered by the NSA for Health, the Quality Mark de...

Skills Academy to host free webinar on Dementia Fellowship programme

22 April 2016

Skills Academy to host free webinar on Dementia Fellowship programme

The National Skills Academy for Health have announced details of a free webinar taking place on 20 May to explore the Dementia Fellowship programme and how it could help improve the quality of dementia care. The Dementia Fellowship (DF) pr...

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Survey: Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales

29 June 2016 Practice Reports

Survey: Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales

The Care Council for Wales will soon be publicising its framework with all those involved with Dementia within health and social care services in Wale...

Consultation: Future of children’s social care inspection, OFSTED

28 June 2016 Practice Reports

Consultation: Future of children’s social care inspection, OFSTED

This consultation seeks your views on proposed changes across Ofsted’s inspections of children’s social care. It has 4 parts: Principles for childr...

Resources: Making change happen for mental health - Masterclass presentations

23 June 2016 Practice Reports

Resources: Making change happen for mental health - Masterclass presentations

Mental health continues to be in the headlines. To support the agenda for better mental health, the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the Un...

Report: Sutton Safeguarding Children Board - Ellie Butler Serious Case Review

22 June 2016 Practice Reports

Report: Sutton Safeguarding Children Board - Ellie Butler Serious Case Review

The Sutton Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) has published the serious case review report relating to the tragic death of Ellie Butler. The 58 page ...

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Greenwich to host open evening on qualifications in Health & Social Care

14 June 2016 New To Care

Greenwich to host open evening on qualifications in Health & Social Care

Expert advice for careers in nursing, health, social care and more is on offer at the next University of Greenwich Health & Social Care Open Evening. There are two ...

Scotland's first Graduate Medical Programme to accommodate up to 50 students per year

14 June 2016 New To Care

Scotland's first Graduate Medical Programme to accommodate up to 50 students per year

Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme, designed to meet the current and future needs of the country’s NHS, will be delivered by the University of St Andrews to...

New Apprenticeships for Healthcare Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners

27 May 2016 New To Care

New Apprenticeships for Healthcare Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners

Skills for Health has announced that the new Apprenticeships for Healthcare Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners have been approved for delivery by the Depart...

New Nursing Associate role approved by Health Education England

26 May 2016 New To Care

New Nursing Associate role approved by Health Education England

A new "nursing associate" role to bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and fully qualified nurses has been given the green light. Health Education England (...

Career Advice

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9 Ways Your Friends Can Help You Get a Job

07 June 2016 Career Advice

9 Ways Your Friends Can Help You Get a Job

With friends like these, who needs a recruiter? If that’s not your immediate thought when you think about your pals in conjunction with your job searc...

Lack of career fulfilment tops list of 'life crisis' events in new survey

22 April 2016 Career Advice

Lack of career fulfilment tops list of 'life crisis' events in new survey

Almost half (44%) of the British public have either had or are going through a ‘life crisis’, a poll recently commissioned by The Open University has ...

Workers urged to check payslips as national living wage introduced

29 March 2016 Career Advice

Workers urged to check payslips as national living wage introduced

Workers are being urged to make sure they are paid the new national living wage after research revealed a third of people never check their payslips. ...

Job perks not as important as culture, opportunities and leadership

22 March 2016 Career Advice

Job perks not as important as culture, opportunities and leadership

A £5,000 joining bonus, extra holidays, discounted wine and free food and booze are among the perks being offered by some firms, according to a new st...