Social Media

Some of Britain's biggest festivals are to black out their websites for 24-hours as part of a campaign highlighting sexual assaults at music events. Festivals including Bestival, Parklife, BoomTown Fair and Secret Garden Party are part of the initiative aiming to "push awareness of sexual safety to the fore" and…
Home care provider Cordia has developed a new App to support its home care employees in their roles when visiting elderly and vulnerable residents in Glasgow. The careSafe mobile app, which is being used by over 2,000 home carers in the city helps with scheduling, allowing users to ‘check-in’ and…
In 2014 the Health & Care Professions Council launched myHCPC, a mobile app for registrants. Its aim was to let you carry round everything about HCPC in your pocket – from standards to CPD advice. HCPC say the app could make a difference to the lives of hundreds of registrants,…
Children in need of help will be able to get counselling on their smartphones through a new app launched by the NSPCC's Childline. The app will allow youngsters to chat directly with a counsellor, as well as get advice on issues such as bullying. It also includes a private "locker"…
Facebook has started using a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to identify users showing warning signs of suicide. The AI has been trained to spot status updates and subsequent comments that could indicate someone was at risk. The algorithm would immediately send a report to a real reviewer, who could…
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed a new online toolkit developed by researchers at Keele University, which aims to prevent falls amongst the elderly that cost the NHS more than £2 billion a year in total. The Falls Risk Assessment Toolkit identifies patients at risk…
Skills for Health has launched a comprehensive social media toolkit for the UK healthcare sector, providing healthcare organisations and professionals with sector-specific insight, advice and best practice on using social media effectively. The free toolkit, created with support from Public Health Wales, key industry experts and employers, has been written…
The new test website for Social Care Wales has been launched ahead of the new organisation starting work on 3 April 2017. Social Care Wales will bring together the Care Council and the Social Services Improvement Agency and be responsible for leading and supporting the improvement of early years and…
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