Care News http://www.careappointments.co.uk Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:18:54 +0100 en-gb Abuse victims brother urges politicians to fulfil dying wish over compensation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42173-abuse-victims-brother-urges-politicians-to-fulfil-dying-wish-over-compensation http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42173-abuse-victims-brother-urges-politicians-to-fulfil-dying-wish-over-compensation Abuse victims brother urges politicians to fulfil dying wish over compensation
A brother of abuse victims campaigner Billy McConville has urged politicians in Northern Ireland to fulfil his dying wish and compensate those who suffered. Mr McConville, 50, died at the weekend after a battle with cancer. He was the son of IRA "Disappeared" murder victim Jean McConville. After her killing…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:00:10 +0100
Ulster and Ireland rugby stars to appear in court on rape charges next month http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42172-ulster-and-ireland-rugby-stars-to-appear-in-court-on-rape-charges-next-month http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42172-ulster-and-ireland-rugby-stars-to-appear-in-court-on-rape-charges-next-month Ulster and Ireland rugby stars to appear in court on rape charges next month
Two Ulster and Ireland rugby stars are to be prosecuted for rape. Paddy Jackson, 25, and Stuart Olding, 24, strenuously deny the offence, which was alleged to have happened in Belfast last June. The Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster Rugby said they took the allegations "extremely seriously" and announced…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:36:57 +0100
Average NHS-advertised nursing and midwifery role 'draws three applications' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42170-average-nhs-advertised-nursing-and-midwifery-role-draws-three-applications http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42170-average-nhs-advertised-nursing-and-midwifery-role-draws-three-applications Average NHS-advertised nursing and midwifery role 'draws three applications'
The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in the NHS is only drawing three applications, new figures show. Experimental statistics from NHS Digital show that there were 30,613 advertisements for vacancies for full-time positions published in England in March 2017 - a rise from 26,424 in 2016 and 26,406 in…
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England Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:20:15 +0100
Surgeon jailed over unnecessary breast operations is struck off medical register http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42171-surgeon-jailed-over-unnecessary-breast-operations-is-struck-off-medical-register http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42171-surgeon-jailed-over-unnecessary-breast-operations-is-struck-off-medical-register Surgeon jailed over unnecessary breast operations is struck off medical register
A surgeon jailed for carrying out unnecessary breast operations on 10 patients has been struck off. The actions of Ian Paterson, 59, were "serious" and "intentionally harmful" over a period of 14 years and "fundamentally incompatible" with the medical professional, a tribunal has ruled. His failure to acknowledge any of…
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England Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:07:11 +0100
Ministers waive back pay penalties owed by care homes but enforcement action to continue http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42174-ministers-waive-back-pay-penalties-owed-by-care-homes-but-enforcement-action-to-continue http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42174-ministers-waive-back-pay-penalties-owed-by-care-homes-but-enforcement-action-to-continue Ministers waive back pay penalties owed by care homes but enforcement action to continue
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…
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England Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:05:54 +0100
Vulnerable boy escaped through caravan window while under care of social workers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42168-vulnerable-boy-escaped-through-caravan-window-while-under-care-of-social-workers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42168-vulnerable-boy-escaped-through-caravan-window-while-under-care-of-social-workers Vulnerable boy escaped through caravan window while under care of social workers
An investigation has been launched after a vulnerable boy escaped the care of social workers while staying at the Craig Tara caravan resort in South Ayrshire. The 11-year-old climbed through the window of a caravan during the night before walking several miles along a busy carriageway to his mother’s home…
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Scotland Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:59:34 +0100
Foodbank study finds half of children getting supplies aged between five & eleven http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42165-foodbank-study-finds-half-of-children-getting-supplies-aged-between-five-eleven http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42165-foodbank-study-finds-half-of-children-getting-supplies-aged-between-five-eleven Foodbank study finds half of children getting supplies aged between five & eleven
Half of children receiving supplies from foodbanks are aged between five and eleven, new research has revealed. The Trussell Trust, which runs more than 420 foodbanks, said its study showed how close to crisis many families are living. There were over 67,500 three-day emergency food supplies given to children in…
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England Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:37:48 +0100
Parents and health visitors receive guidance to help young handle trauma http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42163-parents-and-health-visitors-receive-guidance-to-help-young-handle-trauma http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42163-parents-and-health-visitors-receive-guidance-to-help-young-handle-trauma Parents and health visitors receive guidance to help young handle trauma
Parents have been given tips on how to help their child cope with a traumatic event. More than two thirds of children will experience at least one traumatic event by the age of 16, according to new guidance from the Institute of Health Visiting. This can range from large scale…
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England Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:10:45 +0100
Jailed surgeon Ian Paterson betrayed patients' best interests, tribunal hears http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42162-jailed-surgeon-ian-paterson-betrayed-patients-best-interests-tribunal-hears http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42162-jailed-surgeon-ian-paterson-betrayed-patients-best-interests-tribunal-hears Jailed surgeon Ian Paterson betrayed patients' best interests, tribunal hears
A surgeon jailed for 15 years for carrying out a raft of needless breast operations had betrayed the best interests of his patients, a medical tribunal has heard. Ian Paterson, 59, was imprisoned in May after he was convicted by a jury of offences of wounding with intent and unlawful…
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England Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:52:49 +0100
Charity warns Scots children with mental health issues 'being left in limbo' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42166-charity-warns-scots-children-with-mental-health-issues-being-left-in-limbo http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42166-charity-warns-scots-children-with-mental-health-issues-being-left-in-limbo Charity warns Scots children with mental health issues 'being left in limbo'
School pupils with mental health issues are being "left in limbo" by a lack of specialist staff, according to a children's charity. A Freedom of Information request by Scottish Labour found 14 councils do not employ a mental health link worker in schools and a further 12 do not hold…
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Scotland Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:45:08 +0100
Tories 'failing working parents' as holiday childcare doubles since 2010, say Labour http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42164-tories-failing-working-parents-as-holiday-childcare-doubles-since-2010-say-labour http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42164-tories-failing-working-parents-as-holiday-childcare-doubles-since-2010-say-labour Tories 'failing working parents' as holiday childcare doubles since 2010, say Labour
The cost of holiday childcare has risen by more than 50% across Britain since 2010, Labour has said. Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said the situation was made worse because incomes had fallen in real terms over the same period. The North East has been hardest hit with rises of…
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England Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:20:09 +0100
New proposals in Wales aim to raise care standards and give job roles higher status http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42167-new-proposals-in-wales-aim-to-raise-care-standards-and-give-job-roles-higher-status http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42167-new-proposals-in-wales-aim-to-raise-care-standards-and-give-job-roles-higher-status New proposals in Wales aim to raise care standards and give job roles higher status
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…
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Wales Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:02:11 +0100
Care home worker jailed after spraying aerosol can in 78-year-old woman's face http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42161-care-home-worker-jailed-after-spraying-aerosol-can-in-78-year-old-woman-s-face http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42161-care-home-worker-jailed-after-spraying-aerosol-can-in-78-year-old-woman-s-face Care home worker jailed after spraying aerosol can in 78-year-old woman's face
A care home worker who sprayed an aerosol can in the face of a 78-year-old woman with dementia has been handed a four-week jail term. Susan Draper, 44, was told she had been slovenly, perfunctory and "cavalier" while ill-treating Betty Boylan, whose family uncovered the offence by rigging up a…
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England Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:34:19 +0100
Walker Healthcare announce 90 new jobs with care home opening in Edinburgh http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42160-walker-healthcare-announce-90-new-jobs-with-care-home-opening-in-edinburgh http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42160-walker-healthcare-announce-90-new-jobs-with-care-home-opening-in-edinburgh Walker Healthcare announce 90 new jobs with care home opening in Edinburgh
A new care home based in Cramond, North-West Edinburgh will bring 90 jobs to the city following its opening this winter. Due to open in January 2018, Cramond Residence will be recruiting care teams comprising nurses, dementia team leaders and carers at various grades, activity coordinators, catering, housekeeping, and other…
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Scotland Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:34:52 +0100
Labour slam 'disgraceful and unjustified' pension change hitting seven million people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42159-labour-slam-disgraceful-and-unjustified-pension-change-hitting-seven-million-people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42159-labour-slam-disgraceful-and-unjustified-pension-change-hitting-seven-million-people Labour slam 'disgraceful and unjustified' pension change hitting seven million people
More than seven million people in their 30s and 40s will lose out by £10,000 each under Government plans to increase the state pension age earlier than planned. People born between 1970 and 1978 will have to wait until they are 68, an extra year, before receiving payments, Work and…
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England Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:07:09 +0100