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Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has announced an additional £1m to further enhance End of Life Care services in Wales. The fund will go towards supporting the delivery of the End of Life Care Delivery Plan 2017-2020, published in March this year. The three-year-plan outlines how the Welsh Government intends to…
An NHS expansion plan for mental health services will see thousands of new posts created, the Government has said. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the aim was to treat an extra one million people by 2021 under one of the biggest boosts to mental care in Europe. However, the Royal…
Nurses are to step up their campaign for the Government to end the cap on public sector pay as new figures reveal that the number of experienced nurses leaving the profession has doubled in the last three years. The Royal College of Nursing is staging 40 events across the UK…
The Scottish Government needs to urgently improve workforce planning for the NHS if the health service is to have sufficient staff to meet future demands, public spending watchdogs have warned. Audit Scotland said that despite increasing numbers of staff - the NHS employed the equivalent of 139,431 full-time workers at…
Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have announced a new Framework to support person-centred approaches for the health and social care workforce. This approach, outlined in the Five Year Forward View, puts people, families and communities at the heart of health, care and wellbeing. It encourages…
Historic financial penalties owed by care homes who have underpaid their workers for overnight sleep-in shifts are to be waived, the Government has announced. Learning disability charity Mencap said since 1999, care homes operated under advice that time spent asleep by care staff in residential homes and supported living residences…
Proposals to help transform standards of care and raise the status of the social care workforce in Wales have been published. They are set out in a consultation, Transforming care in the 21st century, from Social Care Wales, the new national organisation responsible for leading improvement in care. The proposals…
Organisations looking after people with learning disabilities could collapse due to a £400 million bill for back pay for carers, the chairman of Mencap has warned. Derek Lewis claimed the financial impact would be "devastating" for smaller care providers, and even a charity as established as the Royal Mencap Society…
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