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A mobile app that provides resources on the theory, practice and legislation related to drugs and alcohol is now available to download for iPhones and other mobile devices. The app, which was created by substance abuse charity ASCERT in conjunction with Queen’s University Belfast also provides information on services available…
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme aims to provide equitable access to NICE-recommended psychological therapies to people from all sectors of the community. There is evidence that people with mild to moderate learning disabilities can benefit from the therapies offered by IAPT services, especially when reasonable adjustments are…
The Marmot Review (2010) made a range of recommendations to reduce health inequalities in England. Building on the Review, the UCL Institute of Health Equity has produced 4 papers which include evidence, and examples of practical action that can be taken at a local level to reduce health inequalities. They…
Staff working in health, social care, the independent and third sectors can now access a valuable educational resource that helps them learn about the role of strategic commissioning and its importance in the context of health and social care integration in Scotland. Developed by the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) in…
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has launched Ushare; a free-to-use online community that allows users to comment on, rate and share links to open-source learning and teaching materials. Ushare allows students, teachers, lecturers and other education professionals to share links to relevant resources, such as articles and videos, presentations and…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is to take on a set of College of Social Work (TSCW) of key functions and resources ahead of the College’s closure in September. After an Expressions of Interest process, the TSCW’s board agreed to the transfer of the following: The Professional Capabilities…
The LGBT Age Capacity Building Project has launched a suite of resources to support older people’s services to become more welcoming and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Part of LGBT Health and Wellbeing, and funded by Reshaping Care for Older People’s Innovation Fund, the project was…
All resources from the NHSScotland Event 2015 are now available on the Event website at www.nhsscotlandevent.com. In its 10th year, the NHSScotland Event proved to be a resounding success with over 1,600 registered delegates from NHSScotland, the wider public sector and the third sector coming together to share learning and…
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