Education & Training http://www.careappointments.co.uk Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:35:10 +0100 en-gb Major three-year study finds NHS needs to see care homes as partners not problems http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42151-major-three-year-study-finds-nhs-needs-to-see-care-homes-as-partners-not-problems http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42151-major-three-year-study-finds-nhs-needs-to-see-care-homes-as-partners-not-problems Major three-year study finds NHS needs to see care homes as partners not problems
Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has found. Led by the University of Hertfordshire, and involving Professor Julienne Meyer CBE from City, University of London, the Optimal study found…
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Education & Training Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:06:29 +0100
One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42136-one-social-hour-a-week-in-dementia-care-improves-lives-and-saves-money http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42136-one-social-hour-a-week-in-dementia-care-improves-lives-and-saves-money One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money
Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money. These are the findings from a large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford…
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Education & Training Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:14:19 +0100
Employers urged to inject fresh thinking with Graduate Management programme http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42135-employers-urged-to-inject-fresh-thinking-with-graduate-management-programme http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42135-employers-urged-to-inject-fresh-thinking-with-graduate-management-programme Employers urged to inject fresh thinking with Graduate Management programme
Social care organisations looking to inject some fresh thinking can now apply to host a graduate during our Graduate Management programme, starting in January. For the first time in 2018, the programme is being run in partnership between Skills for Care and the NHS Leadership Academy, fast-tracking highly motivated graduates…
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Education & Training Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:08:45 +0100
Bookings now open for Skills For Care leadership development programme http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42042-bookings-now-open-for-skills-for-care-leadership-development-programme http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42042-bookings-now-open-for-skills-for-care-leadership-development-programme Bookings now open for Skills For Care leadership development programme
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…
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Education & Training Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:18:40 +0100
Sustainable care network announced to identify solutions to UK social care crisis http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42039-sustainable-care-network-announced-to-identify-solutions-to-uk-social-care-crisis http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42039-sustainable-care-network-announced-to-identify-solutions-to-uk-social-care-crisis Sustainable care network announced to identify solutions to UK social care crisis
A new research project led by academics at the University of Sheffield will examine potential sustainable solutions to the ongoing crisis within the UK’s social care system. With an ageing population, shortages of staff in home and residential care, and growing reliance on unpaid carers, the question of how to…
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England Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:09:39 +0100
Virtuoso performance kicks off newly created Centre for Autism in Reading http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42033-virtuoso-performance-kicks-off-newly-created-centre-for-autism-in-reading http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42033-virtuoso-performance-kicks-off-newly-created-centre-for-autism-in-reading Virtuoso performance kicks off newly created Centre for Autism in Reading
A performance by a talented pianist Derek Paravicini heralded the first event for the newly created Centre for Autism at the University of Reading. Performing a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, Paravicini wowed the conference with his playing ability, and spoke about how having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affected…
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Education & Training Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:23:50 +0100
Research project aims to use robot-assisted therapies to help children with autism http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42032-research-project-aims-to-use-robot-assisted-therapies-to-help-children-with-autism http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42032-research-project-aims-to-use-robot-assisted-therapies-to-help-children-with-autism Research project aims to use robot-assisted therapies to help children with autism
New research involving the University of Portsmouth is aiming to develop robots to help children with autism in ways humans can’t. The Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders (DREAM) project will design robots that can operate autonomously and help the therapist to improve the child’s social…
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Education & Training Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:14:55 +0100
Film showcases Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery on its official launch http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42001-film-showcases-oxford-school-of-nursing-and-midwifery-on-its-official-launch http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/42001-film-showcases-oxford-school-of-nursing-and-midwifery-on-its-official-launch Film showcases Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery on its official launch
An innovative and exciting new collaboration was celebrated this week with the official launch of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery. The School is a partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, under the umbrella of the Oxford Academic…
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Education & Training Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:37:49 +0100
Occupational Therapy students come up with new service idea to help stroke patients http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41998-occupational-therapy-students-come-up-with-new-service-idea-to-help-stroke-patients http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41998-occupational-therapy-students-come-up-with-new-service-idea-to-help-stroke-patients Occupational Therapy students come up with new service idea to help stroke patients
Stroke patients are benefiting from an idea two Essex occupational therapy students came up with during a placement at Colchester General Hospital. A Cognitive Stimulation Room has been established on the Stroke Unit where stroke patients go for cognitive assessment and rehabilitation. It is the idea of Lisa Allsop and…
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Education & Training Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:15:02 +0100
Additional funding announced for prisoner mental health collaboration http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41992-additional-funding-announced-for-prisoner-mental-health-collaboration http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41992-additional-funding-announced-for-prisoner-mental-health-collaboration Additional funding announced for prisoner mental health collaboration
A collaboration led by the University of Plymouth has received additional funding for its work with prisoners with mental health needs. A national collaboration investigating a cross-agency ‘joined up’ approach to the needs of prisoners with mental health needs on and immediately after release, has received additional funding of almost…
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Education & Training Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:57:23 +0100
University of Sheffield event to explore future of robots in social care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41991-university-of-sheffield-event-to-explore-future-of-robots-in-social-care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41991-university-of-sheffield-event-to-explore-future-of-robots-in-social-care University of Sheffield event to explore future of robots in social care
Sheffield Robotics and CATCH (Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare), both part of the University of Sheffield, will open their labs so members of the public can see the latest developments and hear from world-renowned academics on Monday 26 June. Adults and children alike can meet Pepper, a state…
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Education & Training Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:25:35 +0100
£2m funding announced for new Centre of Excellence in dementia care research http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41958-2m-funding-announced-for-new-centre-of-excellence-in-dementia-care-research http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41958-2m-funding-announced-for-new-centre-of-excellence-in-dementia-care-research £2m funding announced for new Centre of Excellence in dementia care research
Alzheimer’s Society has announced today that it has committed almost £2million to the University of Exeter, as part of its biggest-ever single investment in dementia care research. The funding will be used for a national collaboration led by Exeter to improve both quality of life for people with dementia, and…
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Education & Training Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:10:32 +0100
University of Bristol to renew scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41957-university-of-bristol-to-renew-scholarship-scheme-for-refugees-and-asylum-seekers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41957-university-of-bristol-to-renew-scholarship-scheme-for-refugees-and-asylum-seekers University of Bristol to renew scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers
A scholarship scheme for refugees and asylum seekers will run for a second year following a successful pilot, the University of Bristol has announced. Introduced last year, the Sanctuary Scholarship Scheme offers support towards the cost of full or part-time undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Its aim is to enhance opportunities…
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Education & Training Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:05:27 +0100
UWS academic recognised for services to nursing in Queen’s Birthday Honours List http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41956-uws-academic-recognised-for-services-to-nursing-in-queen-s-birthday-honours-list http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41956-uws-academic-recognised-for-services-to-nursing-in-queen-s-birthday-honours-list UWS academic recognised for services to nursing in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Professor Belinda Dewar, Professor of Practice Improvement at University of the West of Scotland’s Institute for Care and Practice Improvement had been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Dewar has been awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) award for services to nursing. Belinda,…
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Education & Training Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:01:57 +0100
Former Head of Social Work awarded OBE for services to vulnerable people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41945-former-head-of-social-work-awarded-obe-for-services-to-vulnerable-people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/education-training/item/41945-former-head-of-social-work-awarded-obe-for-services-to-vulnerable-people Former Head of Social Work awarded OBE for services to vulnerable people
Professor Suzy Braye, the former Head of Social Work and Social Care, at the University of Sussex is to be awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The distinguished academic who led the Department from 2006 to 2010 is to receive the prestigious accolade…
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Education & Training Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:31 +0100