Features http://www.careappointments.co.uk Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:45:50 +0100 en-gb Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42465-webwatch-get-savvy-about-social-media-with-new-course http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42465-webwatch-get-savvy-about-social-media-with-new-course Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course
The web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on continuing professional development, understanding the web (including social media) is really important. And it can save time. Iriss has recently launched a free ‘Grow your Personal Learning Networks’…
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Webwatch Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:13:10 +0100
Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42463-webwatch-expert-warns-mental-health-self-assessment-tool-may-do-harm-than-good http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42463-webwatch-expert-warns-mental-health-self-assessment-tool-may-do-harm-than-good Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good'
A move by Google that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, an expert has warned. Google has teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to offer US users the chance to take a self-assessment to see whether…
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Webwatch Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:32:48 +0100
Engage: How to create the working environment care professionals desire http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42440-engage-how-to-create-the-working-environment-care-professionals-desire http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42440-engage-how-to-create-the-working-environment-care-professionals-desire Engage: How to create the working environment care professionals desire
The healthcare industry is continuously under fire in the news recently, with extreme staff shortages and poor working conditions hitting the headlines. This is becoming a large problem, especially bearing in mind that the UK’s ageing population is in constant need of high standards of care. The pressure is on…
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Engage Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:19:41 +0100
Engage: Expo explores a new era of care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42385-engage-expo-explores-a-new-era-of-care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42385-engage-expo-explores-a-new-era-of-care Engage: Expo explores a new era of care
This is a sponsored article and is brought to you by the Health and Care Innovation Expo.Since the birth of the NHS in 1948, England’s demographics have changed immeasurably. As the NHS gears up to mark its 70th anniversary next year, it is now working more closely than ever before…
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Engage Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:13:43 +0100
Engage: To regulate or not, that is the question… http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42384-engage-to-regulate-or-not-that-is-the-question http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42384-engage-to-regulate-or-not-that-is-the-question Engage: To regulate or not, that is the question…
If you only entrust your boiler to be serviced by a regulated qualified gas engineer, would you prefer to leave the intimate care of your father, daughter or partner to a well-qualified regulated carer? Social Care Wales is currently consulting on our plans to regulate domiciliary care workers in Wales.…
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Engage Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:20:11 +0100
Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42345-webwatch-virtual-reality-game-aimed-at-helping-research-into-dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42345-webwatch-virtual-reality-game-aimed-at-helping-research-into-dementia Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia
A virtual reality game developed by scientists is designed to help dementia research by analysing player navigation skills. Sea Hero Quest VR is a nautical navigation game that collects data on spatial awareness behaviour as it is played, with two minutes of play time being equal to five hours of…
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Webwatch Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:54:10 +0100
Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42234-webwatch-new-website-for-the-northern-ireland-degree-in-social-work-partnership http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42234-webwatch-new-website-for-the-northern-ireland-degree-in-social-work-partnership Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership
The Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership (NIDSWP) has launched their new website. The Degree Partnership aims to ensure regional consistency in the development and delivery of agreed aspects of the Degree in Social Work in line with Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) standards. The NIDSWP is an…
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Webwatch Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:32:27 +0100
Engage: Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42213-engage-social-care-is-in-a-strange-and-unwelcome-place http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42213-engage-social-care-is-in-a-strange-and-unwelcome-place Engage: Social care is in a strange and unwelcome place
Richard Banks shares some ideas being considered by the Residential Forum for a neighbourhood approach to designing models of residential and supported living. How did social care get to be in such a difficult place? The quick answer is that successive governments in England have perpetuated a policy vacuum for…
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Engage Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:48:41 +0100
Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42153-webwatch-leicester-researchers-develop-cancer-survival-prediction-tool http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42153-webwatch-leicester-researchers-develop-cancer-survival-prediction-tool Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool
Researchers from the University of Leicester have developed an online tool which presents a variety of measures that quantify the survival of patients with cancer from different perspectives. The ‘InterPreT Cancer Survival’ tool, which has been developed by University of Leicester PhD student Sarwar Islam, is a newly developed interactive…
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Webwatch Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:13:30 +0100
Engage: Health and social care - small things that make a big difference http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42125-engage-health-and-social-care-small-things-that-make-a-big-difference http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42125-engage-health-and-social-care-small-things-that-make-a-big-difference Engage: Health and social care - small things that make a big difference
Breaking a bone can make everyday activities particularly tricky. Especially when it’s your dominant arm and you live alone. Just ask Mrs Bennet who badly broke her right arm last year. But thanks to a close group of good friends and a little help from British Red Cross volunteer Janet…
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Engage Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:06:55 +0100
Engage: Young people working in social care - current situation and future demand http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42124-engage-young-people-working-in-social-care-current-situation-and-future-demand http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42124-engage-young-people-working-in-social-care-current-situation-and-future-demand Engage: Young people working in social care - current situation and future demand
Skills For Care (SFC) have stressed the importance of inspiring the next generation of care workers into the sector to meet the growing demand for social care services. According to the latest SFC report the number of adult social care jobs will increase by 31% to around 2 million by…
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Engage Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:12:14 +0100
Webwatch: National Social Services Search - Sector information quickly and easily http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42069-webwatch-national-social-services-search-sector-information-quickly-and-easily http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42069-webwatch-national-social-services-search-sector-information-quickly-and-easily Webwatch: National Social Services Search -  Sector information quickly and easily
Want to find sector information information quickly and easily? It can be cumbersome having to visit numerous websites to find the information that you need. The National Social Services Search attempts to make searching life easy for people and make the information landscape a little easier to navigate. Iriss, in…
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Webwatch Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:37:41 +0100
Webwatch: Trying to protect young from all risks on internet may be futile http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42050-webwatch-trying-to-protect-young-from-all-risks-on-internet-may-be-futile http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42050-webwatch-trying-to-protect-young-from-all-risks-on-internet-may-be-futile Webwatch: Trying to protect young from all risks on internet may be futile
Trying to protect children from all online risks may be futile, according to a new report, which says youngsters are increasingly conducting their online lives in private. The study also warns that more than a third (37%) of UK 15-year-olds are now "extreme internet users", who are on their computers…
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Webwatch Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:01:17 +0100
Engage: Mental health services are failing young autistic people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42030-engage-mental-health-services-are-failing-young-autistic-people http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/engage/item/42030-engage-mental-health-services-are-failing-young-autistic-people Engage: Mental health services are failing young autistic people
More and more is being done to raise awareness of mental health problems at a public and policy level, and understandably so. One in six adults in the UK has a common mental health condition, and one in 20 adults has thought of taking their own life at some point.…
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Engage Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:19:02 +0100
Webwatch: Getting Informed - Navigating the self-funded social care system http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41993-webwatch-getting-informed-navigating-the-self-funded-social-care-system http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41993-webwatch-getting-informed-navigating-the-self-funded-social-care-system Webwatch: Getting Informed - Navigating the self-funded social care system
New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people have been launched this week. A new leaflet, short film and website – www.gettinginformed.net – will provide much-needed information for people looking for social care options, particularly those who are ‘self-funders’. The resources…
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Webwatch Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:32:50 +0100