Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk Fri, 26 May 2017 20:00:29 +0100 en-gb Former TV weatherman found guilty of sex offences on Scottish school trips http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41838-former-tv-weatherman-found-guilty-of-sex-offences-on-scottish-school-trips http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41838-former-tv-weatherman-found-guilty-of-sex-offences-on-scottish-school-trips Former TV weatherman found guilty of sex offences on Scottish school trips
Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been convicted of a string of historical sex offences against schoolboys in his care during trips to Scotland. A jury found the 67-year-old guilty of indecently assaulting seven teenage boys during camping and boating trips in the 1970s and 1980s while he was a…
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Scotland Fri, 26 May 2017 07:02:51 +0100
Glasgow care home nurse suspended after stealing from elderly resident http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41837-glasgow-care-home-nurse-suspended-after-stealing-from-elderly-resident http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41837-glasgow-care-home-nurse-suspended-after-stealing-from-elderly-resident Glasgow care home nurse suspended after stealing from elderly resident
A nurse has been suspended after stealing £40 from a vulnerable care home resident. Victoria Blair was given the cash by the daughter of the resident - who "lacked mental capacity" - while working at Hogganfield Loch Care Home in Glasgow. The money was supposed to pay for costs of…
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Scotland Thu, 25 May 2017 10:04:39 +0100
GP's 'enormous relief' extra £500 million pledged by SNP to be spent in primary care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41835-gp-s-enormous-relief-extra-500-million-pledged-by-snp-to-be-spent-in-primary-care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41835-gp-s-enormous-relief-extra-500-million-pledged-by-snp-to-be-spent-in-primary-care GP's 'enormous relief' extra £500 million pledged by SNP to be spent in primary care
An extra £500 million pledged by the First Minister for primary health care must be specifically invested in GP surgeries, doctors have insisted. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) said there had been "confusion" about whether the money - which Nicola Sturgeon announced in her speech to the SNP…
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Scotland Thu, 25 May 2017 09:16:52 +0100
Dugdale attacks PM over 'chaotic' and 'humiliating' U-turn on social care costs http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41824-dugdale-attacks-pm-over-chaotic-and-humiliating-u-turn-on-social-care-costs http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41824-dugdale-attacks-pm-over-chaotic-and-humiliating-u-turn-on-social-care-costs Dugdale attacks PM over 'chaotic' and 'humiliating' U-turn on social care costs
The Tories pose a "shambolic threat" to the income of pensioners, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said. Ms Dugdale attacked Prime Minister Theresa May for a "chaotic" and "humiliating" U-turn over capping the costs elderly people could face when paying to be looked after. That combined with Conservative plans…
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Scotland Tue, 23 May 2017 01:20:42 +0100
Tories distance themselves from report over 'destitution built in asylum system' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41822-tories-distance-themselves-from-report-over-destitution-built-in-asylum-system http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41822-tories-distance-themselves-from-report-over-destitution-built-in-asylum-system Tories distance themselves from report over 'destitution built in asylum system'
Conservative members of a Holyrood committee have "dissented" from an official report which claims "destitution is built into the UK asylum process". The Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee investigated asylum and destitution, where people are left without adequate accommodation or the ability to meet essential living needs. Committee…
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Scotland Tue, 23 May 2017 00:39:04 +0100
Scotland's A&E departments to get £9 million extra to meet waiting-times targets http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41814-scotland-s-a-e-departments-to-get-9-million-extra-to-meet-waiting-times-targets http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41814-scotland-s-a-e-departments-to-get-9-million-extra-to-meet-waiting-times-targets Scotland's A&E departments to get £9 million extra to meet waiting-times targets
An extra £9 million of funding has been announced for hospital accident-and-emergency departments in a bid to help them meet waiting-times targets. Health Secretary Shona Robison pledged additional funding for this year as she insisted the Scottish Government is determined to bring down waiting-times further. Ministers want 95% of all…
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Scotland Fri, 19 May 2017 06:58:42 +0100
Scottish Gov to 'lead by example' by offering internships for disabled people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41788-scottish-gov-to-lead-by-example-by-offering-internships-for-disabled-people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41788-scottish-gov-to-lead-by-example-by-offering-internships-for-disabled-people Scottish Gov to 'lead by example' by offering internships for disabled people
Disabled people will be offered internships in the Scottish Government as part of a series of measures to help them into work. The internship programme starts in September and forms part of 120 places offered in the public sector, voluntary and charity organisations and politics. Non-disabled people are twice as…
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Scotland Tue, 16 May 2017 13:33:05 +0100
Services for older people in Edinburgh require 'substantial improvements' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41786-services-for-older-people-in-edinburgh-require-substantial-improvements http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41786-services-for-older-people-in-edinburgh-require-substantial-improvements Services for older people in Edinburgh require 'substantial improvements'
Substantial improvements are required in some health and social work services for older people in Edinburgh, following a joint inspection of services in the city carried out by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The report, published today, assessed how well health and social work services provided by the…
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Scotland Tue, 16 May 2017 11:55:48 +0100
Aberdeenshire nursery told it must make swift improvements http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41785-aberdeenshire-nursery-told-it-must-make-swift-improvements http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41785-aberdeenshire-nursery-told-it-must-make-swift-improvements Aberdeenshire nursery told it must make swift improvements
A nursery in Fraserburgh has been told it must make swift improvements to the care provided to children. Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate have served a formal improvement notice on Peek A Boo Nursery after concerns were raised during an unannounced inspection in April 2017. Inspectors were concerned that insufficient…
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Scotland Tue, 16 May 2017 11:52:47 +0100
Scottish Tories perform policy U-turn announcing support for free prescriptions http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41782-scottish-tories-perform-policy-u-turn-announcing-support-for-free-prescriptions http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41782-scottish-tories-perform-policy-u-turn-announcing-support-for-free-prescriptions Scottish Tories perform policy U-turn announcing support for free prescriptions
The Scottish Conservatives will scrap their opposition to free prescriptions north of the border, it has emerged. Ruth Davidson said she recognised the "large amount of support" for free prescriptions in Scotland with a commitment to maintain them now to be included in her party's manifesto for the General Election.…
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Scotland Mon, 15 May 2017 09:41:14 +0100
Glasgow study finds poorest at greater risk of harm from heavy drinking http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41762-glasgow-study-finds-poorest-at-greater-risk-of-harm-from-heavy-drinking http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41762-glasgow-study-finds-poorest-at-greater-risk-of-harm-from-heavy-drinking Glasgow study finds poorest at greater risk of harm from heavy drinking
Drinking heavily is more harmful to the poorest people in society, who are at greater risk of illness or death because of alcohol consumption, according to a medical study. Published in medical journal The Lancet Public Health on Wednesday, it found there is a marked link between socio-economic status and…
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Scotland Thu, 11 May 2017 09:18:52 +0100
Scotland’s first missing persons framework launched at conference in Glasgow http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41759-scotland-s-first-missing-persons-framework-launched-at-conference-in-glasgow http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41759-scotland-s-first-missing-persons-framework-launched-at-conference-in-glasgow Scotland’s first missing persons framework launched at conference in Glasgow
Preventing people from going missing and limiting the harm associated with such incidents are at the heart of a new national strategy. The National Missing Persons Framework for Scotland was launched at a conference today on ‘Returned missing people’, co-organised by University of Glasgow (#ReturnedMissing). The conference brought together Police…
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Scotland Wed, 10 May 2017 11:40:10 +0100
Scottish Labour to scrap pay cap and give nurses 'pay increase they deserve' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41752-scottish-labour-to-scrap-pay-cap-and-give-nurses-pay-increase-they-deserve http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41752-scottish-labour-to-scrap-pay-cap-and-give-nurses-pay-increase-they-deserve Scottish Labour to scrap pay cap and give nurses 'pay increase they deserve'
Nurses in Scotland have seen their wages fall by an average of £3,400 in real terms as a result of the cap on public sector pay, Labour has claimed. With rises limited to a below inflation 1%, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale pledged her party would scrap the pay cap…
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Scotland Wed, 10 May 2017 09:27:55 +0100
Highland social worker struck off after sexually assaulting woman http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41746-highland-social-worker-struck-off-after-sexually-assaulting-woman http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41746-highland-social-worker-struck-off-after-sexually-assaulting-woman Highland social worker struck off after sexually assaulting woman
A Highland social worker has been struck off the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) register for sexually assaulting a woman during a visit to her home in June 2015. Appearing at Inverness Sheriff Court, David Macrae of Tain, admitted that he told the victim he wondered how her bra could…
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Scotland Tue, 09 May 2017 10:09:12 +0100
Sex offender disclosure scheme expanded to online applications in Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41730-sex-offender-disclosure-scheme-expanded-to-online-applications-in-scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/41730-sex-offender-disclosure-scheme-expanded-to-online-applications-in-scotland Sex offender disclosure scheme expanded to online applications in Scotland
Moves to improve the accessibility of a scheme which gives concerned parents a chance to find out if a sex offender has access to their children have been announced by police. Under the existing scheme, parents, guardians or carers who suspect an individual may have inappropriate contact with a child…
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Scotland Fri, 05 May 2017 07:44:52 +0100