Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:35:19 +0100 en-gb Whistle-blowing support for NHS staff across Scotland to be expanded http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42138-whistle-blowing-support-for-nhs-staff-across-scotland-to-be-expanded http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42138-whistle-blowing-support-for-nhs-staff-across-scotland-to-be-expanded Whistle-blowing support for NHS staff across Scotland to be expanded
Support for NHS staff who report concerns about malpractice or patient safety is to be expanded. The NHS Scotland Confidential Alert Line will become the Whistleblowing Alert and Advice Services for NHS Scotland (AALS) from the start of next month. The service, to be run by charity Public Concern at…
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Scotland Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:30:41 +0100
Smoking to be stubbed out in Scottish prisons from next year http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42129-smoking-to-be-stubbed-out-in-scottish-prisons-from-next-year http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42129-smoking-to-be-stubbed-out-in-scottish-prisons-from-next-year Smoking to be stubbed out in Scottish prisons from next year
Smoking will be prohibited in Scotland's jails by the end of next year under plans announced by prison chiefs. The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) says it intends to make all jails north of the border "smoke-free" by November 2018. The move is designed to tackle the "unacceptably high risk" posed…
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Scotland Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:42:38 +0100
Children going hungry over summer 'significant human rights issue for Scotland' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42123-children-going-hungry-over-summer-significant-human-rights-issue-for-scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42123-children-going-hungry-over-summer-significant-human-rights-issue-for-scotland Children going hungry over summer 'significant human rights issue for Scotland'
Children going hungry in the school holiday is a "significant human rights issue for Scotland", the Scottish commissioner for children and young people has said. Bruce Adamson called on the Scottish and UK Governments to gather accurate data on the extent of the problem. Ahead of a visit to a…
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Scotland Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:07:21 +0100
Children's commissioner warns Scottish stance on smacking is untenable http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42122-children-s-commissioner-warns-scottish-stance-on-smacking-is-untenable http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42122-children-s-commissioner-warns-scottish-stance-on-smacking-is-untenable Children's commissioner warns Scottish stance on smacking is untenable
Scotland's position on smacking children is "untenable in international human rights terms", the country's new children's commissioner has said. Bruce Adamson said legally allowing parents to smack their children puts Scotland at odds with the law in the majority of Europe. Current legislation in Scotland enables parents to use a…
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Scotland Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:36:00 +0100
Recruitment crisis and wage pressures leaving care homes 'on the breadline' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42121-recruitment-crisis-and-wage-pressures-leaving-care-homes-on-the-breadline http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42121-recruitment-crisis-and-wage-pressures-leaving-care-homes-on-the-breadline Recruitment crisis and wage pressures leaving care homes 'on the breadline'
Independent care homes in Scotland are "on the breadline" due to a recruitment crisis and wage pressures, according to a new report. Industry body Scottish Care said the sector is facing a "real emergency" including further closures unless remedial action is taken within the year.The Care Home Workforce Data Report…
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Scotland Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:13:51 +0100
Woman facing deportation wins reprieve after PM told child faces threat of FGM http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42118-woman-facing-deportation-wins-reprieve-after-pm-told-child-faces-threat-of-fgm http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42118-woman-facing-deportation-wins-reprieve-after-pm-told-child-faces-threat-of-fgm Woman facing deportation wins reprieve after PM told child faces threat of FGM
A woman facing deportation to Nigeria has won a reprieve after Prime Minister Theresa May was told her three-year-old daughter faced female genital mutilation if they were returned. A decision to refuse Lola Ilesanmi's application to remain in the UK has been withdrawn and Mrs May has ordered immigration minister…
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Scotland Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:04:18 +0100
Burden of disease study explores impact of illnesses on Scottish population http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42112-burden-of-disease-study-explores-impact-of-illnesses-on-scottish-population http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42112-burden-of-disease-study-explores-impact-of-illnesses-on-scottish-population Burden of disease study explores impact of illnesses on Scottish population
People in Scotland lose more years to poor health caused by neck and lower back pain than early heart disease, researchers have claimed. Similarly, depression causes more years of poor health for the Scottish population than lung cancer, according to the Scottish Burden of Disease Study. NHS researchers calculated the…
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Scotland Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:43:00 +0100
Scots charity sets up Art Therapy Hub supporting young Grenfell survivors http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42109-scots-charity-sets-up-art-therapy-hub-supporting-young-grenfell-survivors http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42109-scots-charity-sets-up-art-therapy-hub-supporting-young-grenfell-survivors Scots charity sets up Art Therapy Hub supporting young Grenfell survivors
Children and teenagers who survived the Grenfell Tower tragedy are being offered art therapy through a Scottish charity. Art psychotherapist, Susan Rudnik, who lives near the London high-rise, established the Art Therapy Hub within the ClementJames Centre based in North Kensington, where she and a team of art therapists support…
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Scotland Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:23:02 +0100
MP still waiting for Government response over constituent in FGM case http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42099-mp-still-waiting-for-government-response-over-constituent-in-fgm-case http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42099-mp-still-waiting-for-government-response-over-constituent-in-fgm-case MP still waiting for Government response over constituent in FGM case
A domestic abuse victim whose daughter faces genital mutilation if deported has yet to receive answers from the UK Government, MPs have heard. The SNP's Hannah Bardell raised the case of Lola Ilesanmi at Prime Minister's Questions last week, urging Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd (pictured) to halt…
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Scotland Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:23:08 +0100
Police Scotland arrerst 11 after 162 people contact football sex abuse inquiry http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42093-police-scotland-arrerst-11-after-162-people-contact-football-sex-abuse-inquiry http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42093-police-scotland-arrerst-11-after-162-people-contact-football-sex-abuse-inquiry Police Scotland arrerst 11 after 162 people contact football sex abuse inquiry
More than 150 people have made allegations of child sexual abuse in football, with 11 arrests made. Police Scotland said officers have been contacted by 162 people since a major inquiry into abuse in football was launched at the end of last year. It was sparked by claims from former…
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Scotland Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:36:40 +0100
PM urged to stop domestic abuse victim's family being deported amid FGM fears http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42075-pm-urged-to-stop-domestic-abuse-victim-s-family-being-deported-amid-fgm-fears http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42075-pm-urged-to-stop-domestic-abuse-victim-s-family-being-deported-amid-fgm-fears PM urged to stop domestic abuse victim's family being deported amid FGM fears
Theresa May has been urged to intervene to stop a domestic abuse victim's family being deported, amid genital mutilation fears for the woman's daughter. SNP MP Hannah Bardell described the abuse one of her Livingston constituents has suffered at the hands of her estranged husband, including her face being "smashed…
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Scotland Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:38:03 +0100
DWP confirm closure of 10 Scottish jobcentres with six going in Glasgow http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42074-dwp-confirm-closure-of-10-scottish-jobcentres-with-six-going-in-glasgow http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42074-dwp-confirm-closure-of-10-scottish-jobcentres-with-six-going-in-glasgow DWP confirm closure of 10 Scottish jobcentres with six going in Glasgow
A total of 10 jobcentres across Scotland are to close, including six in Glasgow, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed. Some smaller jobcentres will be merged with larger ones under the proposals while others will be co-located with local government premises. The department first announced closure plans…
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Scotland Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:31:15 +0100
New 'revenge porn' law could see offenders jailed for five years http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42062-new-revenge-porn-law-could-see-offenders-jailed-for-five-years http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42062-new-revenge-porn-law-could-see-offenders-jailed-for-five-years New 'revenge porn' law could see offenders jailed for five years
A new law tackling so-called revenge porn has come into effect across Scotland. The offence will cover situations where someone shares filmed or still images of another person in an intimate situation. This includes images taken in private where someone is nude or clothed only in underwear, or showing a…
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Scotland Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:03:27 +0100
Holyrood committee seeks views on new welfare system legislation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42061-holyrood-committee-seeks-views-on-new-welfare-system-legislation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42061-holyrood-committee-seeks-views-on-new-welfare-system-legislation Holyrood committee seeks views on new welfare system legislation
Benefit claimants are being asked their views on new legislation that will establish Scotland's first welfare system. The Social Security Bill introduced last week will give ministers the power to deliver 11 benefits devolved under the Scotland Act 2016, including disability living allowance, winter fuel payment and the carer's allowance.…
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Scotland Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:43:05 +0100
Scottish Labour slam rise in number of disabled at risk of homelessness http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42059-scottish-labour-slam-rise-in-number-of-disabled-at-risk-of-homelessness http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42059-scottish-labour-slam-rise-in-number-of-disabled-at-risk-of-homelessness Scottish Labour slam rise in number of disabled at risk of homelessness
The number of disabled people either homeless or at risk of being made homeless has soared over recent years. Scottish Labour analysis of official figures revealed that in 2013/14 there were 898 people with a physical disability identified as homeless or at risk of homelessness. That figure increased to 1,292…
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Scotland Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:12:14 +0100