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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,…
The Welsh Government has announced the new board of the body responsible for improving social care in Wales. Social Care Wales will come into effect from 3 April 2017 and will replace the existing Care Council for Wales. This change is being made as part of the Regulation and Inspection…
The Scottish Government has today confirmed the appointment of Iona Colvin as Scotland’s Chief Social Work Adviser. Ms Colvin is currently Chief Officer at the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership and, following an open recruitment exercise, will be seconded to the Scottish Government for a period of two…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced the transformation oversight structure aiming to drive change in the health and social care system. The Minister has announced the establishment of a Transformation Advisory Board to oversee the direction and speed of reform and a Transformation Implementation Group to manage the…
One of the first appointments for Northern Ireland’s new Deputy Chief Social Work Officer in NI was meeting with the team at the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. NISCC Chief Executive Colum Conway welcomed Deputy Chief Social Work Officer Jackie McIlroy to the NISCC Office for her first introduction to…
Financial pressures facing the social care sector are impacting on vulnerable older and disabled people, experts have warned. Some are being forced to find new homes as a result of care and nursing home closures as providers feel the squeeze on spending. Almost two thirds of councils across England (62%)…
Skills for Care has announced that five new members have joined their board adding extensive experience in the social care and health sectors. The new board members are Sam Jones who is the lead executive at NHS England supporting the delivery of the New Care Models; Sue McMillan who has…
A 10-year road map to transform Northern Ireland's under-pressure health service has been announced. The Stormont blueprint is the response to an independent analysis of the struggling system by a panel of experts. Describing the current health and social care system being at "breaking point", Health Minister Michelle O'Neill stressed…
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