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The independent Parliamentary Review interim report on Health and Social Care in Wales today calls for new models of care to be trialed across Wales. Describing the case for change as “compelling”, it calls for a bold vision for the health and care system based on continuous quality improvement and…
The NHS faces "serious challenges in maintaining standards of care", with senior managers worried about having the right levels of staff, according to a new report. The NHS Providers study of 158 chairmen and chief executives from 125 NHS trusts also found concerns about NHS finances and the current state…
Skills for Care’s Well-led leadership development programme is now open for bookings in London, Manchester and Bournemouth. Starting in October 2017, this national development programme supports managers from the public, private or third sectors in enabling them to deliver care in line with the expectations of a well-led service. The…
More social care cuts will hit elderly and disabled people due to a funding shortfall, leaders of adult social services have said. The annual survey of 151 directors of social services in councils across England found there are plans to save £824m from social care costs, with at least 39%…
The King’s Fund, Comic Relief, and the Big Lottery Fund have opened the application process for a unique support programme enabling charity leaders to help each other through sharing expertise and developing skills. Following a successful pilot, The King’s Fund, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund have agreed to…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Chair, Jim Perry, is receiving an MBE in this year’s Queens birthday honours for his services to the Community in Ballymena. Colum Conway, NISC Chief Executive said: “Jim was appointed NISCC Chair in 2013 for a four year term and has been a…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), as the NI partner of the UK Sector Skills Council ‘Skills for Care & Development’ (SfCD) has been assessed as meeting the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS) Code of Practice. Achieving the Code demonstrates the NISCC status as the trusted…
I find it hard to believe my four years in Scottish Government is almost at an end. But if I had been able to select a period to be Chief Social Work Adviser I could not have picked a more exciting period, either professionally or politically. From a professional perspective,…
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