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Mother and civil partner found guilty of murdering toddler Liam Fee

31 May 2016 Scotland

Mother and civil partner found guilty of murdering toddler Liam Fee

A mother and her civil partner have been convicted of murdering her two-year-old son. Toddler Liam Fee was found dead at his home near Glenrothes in Fife on March 22 2014, having suffered a ruptured heart as a result of severe blunt force trauma to his body. ...

Winterbourne View families demand PM acts to shut 'outdated care units'

31 May 2016 England

Winterbourne View families demand PM acts to shut 'outdated care units'

Families of victims of the Winterbourne View scandal have written to the Prime Minister demanding he shuts outdated care home institutions. In an open letter they express "anger" at the "painfully slow lack of change" five years after abuse at the former priv...

Children's Commissioner accuses CAMHS of 'playing Russian roulette' with young lives

28 May 2016 England

Children's Commissioner accuses CAMHS of 'playing Russian roulette' with young lives

More than a quarter of children referred for mental health support in England last year were sent away without help, including some who had attempted suicide, according to a report. A review of mental health services by the Children's Commissioner discovered ...

Thousands of victims failed as criminal justice system 'close to breaking point', say MPs

27 May 2016 England

Thousands of victims failed as criminal justice system 'close to breaking point', say MPs

Victims and witnesses are being failed by a criminal justice system "close to breaking point", a report by an influential committee of MPs has revealed. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the system was "bedevilled by long-standing poor performance incl...

Major report reveals self-harm strongly associated with increased risk of suicide

26 May 2016 England

Major report reveals self-harm strongly associated with increased risk of suicide

More than half of young people who died by suicide had previously self-harmed, a report looking at dozens of deaths found. Bereavement, physical illness, school pressures and bullying were among the themes noted by researchers of a major new report into suici...

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Child protection concerns had been raised several times about welfare of Liam Fee

Child protection concerns had been raised several times about welfare of Liam Fee

31 May 2016 Scotland

A number of people had expressed concern about Liam Fee's health and wellbeing during his short life. During evidence at the trial of Liam's mother Rachel Trelfa and her partner Nyomi Fee, it emerged childminder Heather Farmer alerted...

Boys' courage helped unravel couple's web of lies in Liam Fee case

Boys' courage helped unravel couple's web of lies in Liam Fee case

31 May 2016 Scotland

The courage of two young boys was crucial in allowing police to unravel the web of lies spun by the two women responsible for Liam Fee's death. Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Rory Hamilton said the evidence of the ch...

Historic abuse inquiry to examine claims about Kincora Boys' Home

Historic abuse inquiry to examine claims about Kincora Boys' Home

31 May 2016 Northern Ireland

Allegations of abuse at Kincora Boys' Home will be examined when a long-running public inquiry reconvenes later. The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) Inquiry will hear evidence from former residents of the notorious east Belfast f...

Report calls for digital revolution in managment of criminal justice system

Report calls for digital revolution in managment of criminal justice system

31 May 2016 Scotland

Accused persons could use their smartphones to submit an online plea and keep track of developments in their case, a new report has suggested. The move would be part of a "modern digital case management process" aimed at making the cr...

New report claims 45 million people worldwide 'trapped in modern slavery'

New report claims 45 million people worldwide 'trapped in modern slavery'

31 May 2016 England

More than 45 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery - a third more than previously thought, a major new report has found. They are being trafficked and forced to work as prostitutes, domestic servants or enslave...

Cold Feet star criticises 'hateful' overt sexualisation of women on TV

Cold Feet star criticises 'hateful' overt sexualisation of women on TV

31 May 2016 England

Hermione Norris has hit out at what she says is the overt sexualisation of women on television, calling it "hateful". The British actress told the Radio Times that despite progress, it suggests society has actually taken a step backwa...

Data on domiciliary care managers registered to practise in Wales published

Data on domiciliary care managers registered to practise in Wales published

28 May 2016 Wales

The Care Council for Wales (CCW) have now published the annual profile for 2016 of the domiciliary care managers registered to practise in Wales. Mandatory registration of domiciliary care managers working in Wales has been implemente...

Care worker who tried to murder colleagues by poisoning receives life sentence

Care worker who tried to murder colleagues by poisoning receives life sentence

27 May 2016 England

A care worker who used eye drops and a bleach-based cleaning fluid to poison colleagues at a residential home has been given a life sentence. Former special constable Melissa Swift was handed a minimum term of eight years after a cour...

Judge rules placing three children with two men not 'realistic option'

Judge rules placing three children with two men not 'realistic option'

27 May 2016 England

Two men in their mid-20s have failed to persuade a High Court judge to let them bring up three children who have been taken from the care of their mother. Mr Justice Keehan concluded that letting the youngsters - who are aged between ...

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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...

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

12 May 2016 Education & Training

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, ...

Woman jailed for 18 years for murdering toddler Keegan Downer

04 May 2016 England

Woman jailed for 18 years for murdering toddler Keegan Downer

A mother-of-four who murdered her toddler daughter months after being made her legal guardian has be...

Labour calls for sacking of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust boss

03 May 2016 England

Labour calls for sacking of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust boss

Ministers must take responsibility for failings at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and the chie...

Family plant listening devices to spy on daughters social work meetings

23 May 2016 England

Family plant listening devices to spy on daughters social work meetings

A girl at the centre of a family court dispute between her separated parents had bugs sewn into her ...

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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...

Webwatch: Post Adoption Central Support - supporting adoptive families and permanent foster carers

26 April 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Post Adoption Central Support - supporting adoptive families and permanent foster carers

Post Adoption Central Support (PACS) is a small charitable organisation based in Stirling that comprises parents, social workers and...

Webwatch: Fearless - supporting survivors of domestic abuse

21 April 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Fearless - supporting survivors of domestic abuse

Fearless, the national support service for survivors of domestic abuse in Scotland has launched a new website. The site www.fearless...

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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...

Engage: Dementia through the eyes of women

26 April 2016 Engage

Engage: Dementia through the eyes of women

Did you know that two thirds of people living with dementia are women and the majority of both informal family carers and paid carers are women? But we don’t always stop to consider what this means for dementia care, support and services. At the beginnin...

Engage: Carers Strategy call for evidence - the story so far

22 April 2016 Engage

Engage: Carers Strategy call for evidence - the story so far

It’s getting personal. In a good way. When this call for evidence launched in March, then – as now – I was keen to understand the reality of unpaid or informal care in England and to build a comprehensive picture of what people need and want to lead happ...

Living with adversity: What Tupac and Eminem can tell us about risk factors for mental health

14 April 2016 Engage

Living with adversity: What Tupac and Eminem can tell us about risk factors for mental health

Hip-hop artists Tupac and Eminem are among the most iconic music artists of the past two decades, and as Dr Akeem Sule and Dr Becky Inkster, co-founders of HIP-HOP-PSYCH, write, their lyrics can provide a valuable insight into the lives of some of the peo...

Engage: Families separated by bars – the home truths about sending mothers to prison

31 March 2016 Engage

Engage: Families separated by bars – the home truths about sending mothers to prison

Being separated from a close family member can be emotionally fraught. It can be especially challenging when that person is incarcerated. And the situation becomes even more devastating when children are deprived of their primary carer. This is what can h...

Engage: Memory loss - it's not all amnesia

23 March 2016 Engage

Engage: Memory loss - it's not all amnesia

Short-term memory, long-term memory, amnesia, dementia, Alzheimer’s – people often use these terms incorrectly. The reason is partly because memory is one of the most complex mental abilities. It involves experiencing the current moment through the five s...

Engage: Is the telly good for older people with dementia?

16 March 2016 Engage

Engage: Is the telly good for older people with dementia?

“Is TV an escape from the world or a window into the world?” Watching TV is often portrayed as a passive and unhealthy pastime. In relation to elder care, the use of TV in care homes is often associated with poor care. Most research in this area focuses ...

Review: Spotlight's revealing story of child abuse in my home town – and maybe yours

15 March 2016 Engage

Review: Spotlight's revealing story of child abuse in my home town – and maybe yours

It won Best Picture at this year’s Oscars – but I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t seen the critically acclaimed film Spotlight yet. In a summer dominated by the return of Star Wars, who wants to watch a movie about Boston journalists exposing the Cat...

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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...

DMU students and social care staff to benefit from new partnership

22 April 2016

DMU students and social care staff to benefit from new partnership

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and Leicester City Council (LCC) are joining forces in a new partnership aimed at sharing expertise and supporting career progression in children’s social care services. A new Social Care and Learning...

University appoints new director for its Primary & Community Care research centre

19 April 2016

University appoints new director for its Primary & Community Care research centre

The University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC) has announced the appointment of Professor Wendy Wills as director. The centre, which focuses on children’s health, food and public health, as we...

DMU's new academy aims to tackle problems & improve outcomes for older people

14 April 2016

DMU's new academy aims to tackle problems & improve outcomes for older people

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is using the skills of academics and clinicians to help tackle one of the biggest health challenges facing society. The care of older people is already a major issue for the county, with existing serv...

'Scarred FOR life' exhibition comes to Suffolk ahead of heart research centre launch

14 April 2016

'Scarred FOR life' exhibition comes to Suffolk ahead of heart research centre launch

University Campus Suffolk (UCS) and The Somerville Foundation, an international charity supporting patients with heart conditions, have partnered to establish Suffolk’s first heart research centre. The centre will focus on finding more eff...

Researchers highlight need for greater collaboration to improve protection of vulnerable

14 April 2016

Researchers highlight need for greater collaboration to improve protection of vulnerable

Inter-agency education and increased collaborative working across Scotland are key points in a new report by a team of Interprofessional Education experts from Aberdeen. Led by Dr Sundari Joseph from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Schoo...

Derby to host health and social care conference with focus on diversity and inclusion

08 April 2016

Derby to host health and social care conference with focus on diversity and inclusion

Issues of diversity and social inclusion within health and social care will be addressed internationally at an upcoming conference being hosted by the University of Derby. A key way in which the Consortium of Institutes of Higher Educati...

Brunel to host online webinar for students interested in Occupational Therapy BSc

06 April 2016

Brunel to host online webinar for students interested in Occupational Therapy BSc

Brunel University London are hosting an online webinar on Thursday 21 April 5.30-6.30pm for students interested in Occupational Thearpy BSc, one of the longest-established in the UK and highly rated for its excellence in teaching.  You’ll ...

Major conference to debate how justice can be achieved for children and families

31 March 2016

Major conference to debate how justice can be achieved for children and families

Pressing issues in achieving justice for families and children will be debated at a major international research and practice conference being held at Northumbria University later this year. 'International Research Conference on Family Jus...

Emotional distress in teens linked directly to later employment prospects

31 March 2016

Emotional distress in teens linked directly to later employment prospects

Suffering from emotional problems in adolescence is an important risk factor for future joblessness, irrespective of socio-economic background, according to a new report by academics at the University of Stirling. The research, which exa...

Research looks at whether low conviction rates in rape trials is a result of juror bias

31 March 2016

Research looks at whether low conviction rates in rape trials is a result of juror bias

A researcher at the University of Huddersfield is recreating rape trials – with the participation of professional lawyers and actors – in order to discover if low conviction rates are the result of bias among jurors. The findings could make...

University project to develop software to better forecast when people will die

31 March 2016

University project to develop software to better forecast when people will die

A new research project aims to develop software that can predict when people are likely to die. Scientists plan to use data routinely collected by healthcare providers, including information on diseases, treatments and lifestyle habits. K...

Health and Care Research Wales announce appointments of leading researchers

29 March 2016

Health and Care Research Wales announce appointments of leading researchers

Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW) has announced the appointment of a new group of eighteen Senior Research Leaders for 2016-2019. HCRW also announced that Professor Paul Morgan (pictured) has agreed to take on the role of their Mentori...

Update your CPD training in dementia for FREE with a short online course

24 March 2016

Update your CPD training in dementia for FREE with a short online course

The University of Derby’s free online short course ‘Bridging the Dementia Divide’ was originally launched in July, 2015 to improve dementia care and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions for people living with dementia. After receiving hig...

Report highlights loneliness and lack of social integration amongst young people

23 March 2016

Report highlights loneliness and lack of social integration amongst young people

In an increasingly globalised economy and culturally diverse country, a new report from King’s College London and National Citizen Service (NCS) reveals a ‘concerning' lack of social integration and level of loneliness amongst the next gene...

New research programme aims to improve healthcare staff's approach to domestic violence

23 March 2016

New research programme aims to improve healthcare staff's approach to domestic violence

Researchers at the University of Bristol have received more than £2.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for research that aims to increase the safety and well-being of victims of domestic violence and abuse (DVA...

University's head of Education and Social Work to step down

18 March 2016

University's head of Education and Social Work to step down

The University of Sussex have announced Professor Brian Hudson will step down from his post as the Head of the School of Education and Social Work at the end of July 2016. Professor Hudson, who has been Head of School since 2012, will cont...

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Funding: Applications now open for Workforce Development Innovation Fund

27 May 2016 Practice Reports

Funding: Applications now open for Workforce Development Innovation Fund

Applications for the Workforce Development Innovation Fund are now open for trailblazing adult social care workforce development projects that are in ...

Report: Mental Welfare Commission reports on NHS wards across Scotland

26 May 2016 Practice Reports

Report: Mental Welfare Commission reports on NHS wards across Scotland

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland has published 13 new reports on its visits to NHS hospital wards and units for people with mental ill healt...

Consultation: Proposed improvement priorities for Social Care Wales (May 2016)

24 May 2016 Practice Reports

Consultation: Proposed improvement priorities for Social Care Wales (May 2016)

In April 2017, the Care Council for Wales will become Social Care Wales, and will have responsibilities for social care improvement. The purpose of t...

Consultation: HCPC launches online workshop to inform new social media guidance

15 May 2016 Practice Reports

Consultation: HCPC launches online workshop to inform new social media guidance

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched an online workshop inviting registrants and stakeholders to share their views on what shou...

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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 (...

Savvy young people using volunteering 'to further career aspirations'

20 May 2016 New To Care

Savvy young people using volunteering 'to further career aspirations'

Young people are more likely to volunteer than other age groups, believing it develops their skills and career prospects, according to a new report. A survey of 2,0...

Skills for Health launch new suite of primary care e-learning courses

06 May 2016 New To Care

Skills for Health launch new suite of primary care e-learning courses

Skills for Health has launched a new suite of statutory and mandatory e-learning courses specifically designed for the primary care sector. The courses, delivered i...

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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...

Health & care service managers among professions working most unpaid overtime

26 February 2016 Career Advice

Health & care service managers among professions working most unpaid overtime

Millions of workers put in £31.5 billion of unpaid overtime last year, a new study has shown. More than five million people worked an average of 7.7 ...