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Inquiry into Church of England historic sexual abuse was 'botched', says review author

22 June 2018 England

Inquiry into Church of England historic sexual abuse was 'botched', says review author

The Church of England "botched" an inquiry into historical allegations of sexual abuse, the author of a review of the report has said. Sir Roger Singleton said the Church's Past Cases Review in 2010 did not give a comprehensive picture of the problem and that...

Relatives call for criminal prosecutions over 'chilling' hospital death toll

21 June 2018 England

Relatives call for criminal prosecutions over 'chilling' hospital death toll

Criminal charges could be brought following "truly shocking" revelations that more than 450 people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital. A damning report found an additional 200 patients we...

Inquiry finds 450 lives shortened by hospital regime of administering opioids

20 June 2018 England

Inquiry finds 450 lives shortened by hospital regime of administering opioids

An "institutionalised regime" of prescribing and administering opioids without medical justification at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital shortened the lives of more than 450 people, an inquiry has found. An additional 200 patients were "probably" similarly a...

LGA warn children's services 'no longer sustainable' as 200-a-day placed in council care

20 June 2018 England

LGA warn children's services 'no longer sustainable' as 200-a-day placed in council care

Nearly 200 children a day are being placed on plans to protect them from neglect and abuse, research has found. Children's services are being "pushed to the brink" by the demands of dealing with the equivalent of six classrooms' worth of pupils every day who ...

Benefits change placing increased demand on NHS resources, MS charity warns

19 June 2018 England

Benefits change placing increased demand on NHS resources, MS charity warns

A "senseless" benefits test is costing the NHS almost £8 million a year as a result of extra GP appointments or attendance at A&E, a charity has claimed. The MS Society, which supports people with multiple sclerosis, hit out at a rule which can stop people ab...

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Gosport nurse 'forced out' of job after raising opioid concerns, says daughter

Gosport nurse 'forced out' of job after raising opioid concerns, says daughter

22 Jun 2018 England

A nurse who tried to expose the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal was forced out of her job after speaking out, her daughter has claimed. Sylvia Giffin was among those who first ra...

Drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis recommended by health officials

Drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis recommended by health officials

22 Jun 2018 England

A drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been recommended for treatment on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has published draft...

Inquiry into Church of England historic sexual abuse was 'botched', says review author

Inquiry into Church of England historic sexual abuse was 'botched', says review author

22 Jun 2018 England

The Church of England "botched" an inquiry into historical allegations of sexual abuse, the author of a review of the report has said. Sir Roger Singleton said the Church's Past Cases ...

New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

22 Jun 2018 Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to ...

Windrush's nurses, doctors and porters celebrated for NHS contribution

Windrush's nurses, doctors and porters celebrated for NHS contribution

22 Jun 2018 England

The Windrush generation's contribution to the NHS since its conception will be among their efforts celebrated during the 70th anniversary of the beginning of a wave of Caribbean migrati...

Scottish Government agree to extend deadline of historic child abuse inquiry

Scottish Government agree to extend deadline of historic child abuse inquiry

21 Jun 2018 Scotland

A far-reaching inquiry into historical allegations of the abuse of children in care in Scotland is being given more time to complete its work. Deputy First Minister John Swinney has ag...

Foster carer wins substantial damages for defamation and data breach from former agency

Foster carer wins substantial damages for defamation and data breach from former agency

21 Jun 2018 England

A foster carer who sued her former agency over allegations that prevented her from working has accepted substantial damages at the High Court. Francine West brought proceedings for def...

Mother in family court case wrongly given suspended jail term, says senior judge

Mother in family court case wrongly given suspended jail term, says senior judge

21 Jun 2018 England

A senior judge has concluded that a woman accused of not complying with an order made in a family court was wrongly given a three-month suspended prison sentence. Mr Justice Baker has ...

Mother accused of manslaughter by gross negligence tells court son appeared healthy

Mother accused of manslaughter by gross negligence tells court son appeared healthy

21 Jun 2018 England

An 18-year-old who was allegedly allowed to "rot to death" had appeared healthy in the preceding months, his mother has told a court. Dawn Cranston, 45, claimed that her son, Jordan Bu...

Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable

Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable

21 Jun 2018 England

The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed ...

Government Ministers accused of being in 'absolute denial' over Universial Credit

Government Ministers accused of being in 'absolute denial' over Universial Credit

21 Jun 2018 England

Ministers were accused of being in "absolute denial" over their flagship benefit scheme after Esther McVey hailed it for showcasing "British innovation". The Work and Pensions Secretar...

Significant number of EU citizens 'could fall through immigration scheme cracks'

Significant number of EU citizens 'could fall through immigration scheme cracks'

21 Jun 2018 England

Senior MPs have raised concerns that potentially hundreds of thousands of EU citizens could "fall through the cracks" of the Government's new immigration scheme. Home Office ministers ...

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Gosport nurse 'forced out' of job after raising opioid concerns, says daughter

Gosport nurse 'forced out' of job after raising opioid concerns, says daughter

22 Jun 2018 England

A nurse who tried to expose the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal was forced out of her job after speaking out, her daughter has claimed. Sylvia Giffin was among those who first ra...

Drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis recommended by health officials

Drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis recommended by health officials

22 Jun 2018 England

A drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been recommended for treatment on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has published draft...

Inquiry into Church of England historic sexual abuse was 'botched', says review author

Inquiry into Church of England historic sexual abuse was 'botched', says review author

22 Jun 2018 England

The Church of England "botched" an inquiry into historical allegations of sexual abuse, the author of a review of the report has said. Sir Roger Singleton said the Church's Past Cases ...

Windrush's nurses, doctors and porters celebrated for NHS contribution

Windrush's nurses, doctors and porters celebrated for NHS contribution

22 Jun 2018 England

The Windrush generation's contribution to the NHS since its conception will be among their efforts celebrated during the 70th anniversary of the beginning of a wave of Caribbean migrati...

Foster carer wins substantial damages for defamation and data breach from former agency

Foster carer wins substantial damages for defamation and data breach from former agency

21 Jun 2018 England

A foster carer who sued her former agency over allegations that prevented her from working has accepted substantial damages at the High Court. Francine West brought proceedings for def...

Mother in family court case wrongly given suspended jail term, says senior judge

Mother in family court case wrongly given suspended jail term, says senior judge

21 Jun 2018 England

A senior judge has concluded that a woman accused of not complying with an order made in a family court was wrongly given a three-month suspended prison sentence. Mr Justice Baker has ...

Mother accused of manslaughter by gross negligence tells court son appeared healthy

Mother accused of manslaughter by gross negligence tells court son appeared healthy

21 Jun 2018 England

An 18-year-old who was allegedly allowed to "rot to death" had appeared healthy in the preceding months, his mother has told a court. Dawn Cranston, 45, claimed that her son, Jordan Bu...

Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable

Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable

21 Jun 2018 England

The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed ...

Government Ministers accused of being in 'absolute denial' over Universial Credit

Government Ministers accused of being in 'absolute denial' over Universial Credit

21 Jun 2018 England

Ministers were accused of being in "absolute denial" over their flagship benefit scheme after Esther McVey hailed it for showcasing "British innovation". The Work and Pensions Secretar...

Significant number of EU citizens 'could fall through immigration scheme cracks'

Significant number of EU citizens 'could fall through immigration scheme cracks'

21 Jun 2018 England

Senior MPs have raised concerns that potentially hundreds of thousands of EU citizens could "fall through the cracks" of the Government's new immigration scheme. Home Office ministers ...

New £300 defence rehabilitation centre could soon host NHS services

New £300 defence rehabilitation centre could soon host NHS services

21 Jun 2018 England

The new Armed Forces' rehabilitation centre could soon provide on-site NHS services offering world-leading care for civilians. The £300 million Defence and National Rehabilitation Cent...

Grandparents and not council should have responsibility for boys, appeal judges rule

Grandparents and not council should have responsibility for boys, appeal judges rule

21 Jun 2018 England

Grandparents, not council bosses, should have responsibility for two boys who have been at the centre of Family Court litigation, appeal judges have ruled. A Family Court judge had dec...

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New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

22 Jun 2018 Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers respondin...

Scottish Government agree to extend deadline of historic child abuse inquiry

Scottish Government agree to extend deadline of historic child abuse inquiry

21 Jun 2018 Scotland

A far-reaching inquiry into historical allegations of the abuse of children in care in Scotland is being given more time to complete its work. Deputy First Minister John Swinney h...

Man praises medical staff after surviving 15 cardiac arrests in just three hours

Man praises medical staff after surviving 15 cardiac arrests in just three hours

21 Jun 2018 Scotland

A man has thanked paramedics and doctors after surviving 15 cardiac arrests in just three hours. Ian Clark collapsed at home in Elrick, Aberdeenshire, on August 15 last year in fr...

Man being sued in civil case denies raping woman in St Andrews

Man being sued in civil case denies raping woman in St Andrews

21 Jun 2018 Scotland

A man has told a court he did not rape a woman who has raised a civil legal action against him. Stephen Coxen admitted he had been "rude" towards the woman on the night in questio...

Standards Committee recommend former Children's Minsiter be suspended from Holyrood

Standards Committee recommend former Children's Minsiter be suspended from Holyrood

21 Jun 2018 Scotland

Shamed former minister Mark McDonald should be suspended from the Scottish Parliament without pay for one month, Holyrood's Standards Committee has recommended. The committee anno...

Photographic exhibition of Rohingya refugee crisis to tour Scotland

Photographic exhibition of Rohingya refugee crisis to tour Scotland

21 Jun 2018 Scotland

A photographic exhibition of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is to tour Scotland to raise awareness of their plight. Simon Murphy’s project is being supported by SCIAF and Justice...

Ban on so-called 'upskirting' will also apply to men wearing kilts, peers told

Ban on so-called 'upskirting' will also apply to men wearing kilts, peers told

19 Jun 2018 Scotland

Men wearing kilts will also be protected by plans for a ban on upskirting, it has been disclosed in the Lords. Baroness Vere of Norbiton, speaking for the Government, said the pro...

Care services in Scotland 'generally working well' to protect children from sexual abuse

Care services in Scotland 'generally working well' to protect children from sexual abuse

19 Jun 2018 Scotland

Care services across Scotland are generally working well to protect children from the risks of sexual exploitation, according to inspectors. The Care Inspectorate has today publis...

Police release CCTV after woman sexually assualted after boarding train in Edinburgh

Police release CCTV after woman sexually assualted after boarding train in Edinburgh

18 Jun 2018 Scotland

A young woman was sexually assaulted by a man after she boarded a train in Edinburgh. The victim, from Northamptonshire, boarded the 5.05pm Edinburgh to Newcastle service on Sunda...

Scotland and Wales raise serious concerns over status of European citizens after Brexit

Scotland and Wales raise serious concerns over status of European citizens after Brexit

15 Jun 2018 Scotland

The devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales have united to raise serious concerns about the status of European citizens after Brexit. In a letter to Home Secretary Sajid Ja...

Gordon Brown: Independence would leave Scotland facing 'austerity until doomsday'

Gordon Brown: Independence would leave Scotland facing 'austerity until doomsday'

15 Jun 2018 Scotland

Scotland would face "austerity until doomsday" if the country became independent, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said. He issued the warning as he called for politicians n...

Nicola Sturgeon calls for urgent review into case of orphan facing deportation

Nicola Sturgeon calls for urgent review into case of orphan facing deportation

15 Jun 2018 Scotland

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the Home Office to "urgently review" the case of a 10-year-old orphan who is facing deportation. Ms Sturgeon has called on ...

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Swansea care home manager removed from the Register for misconduct

Swansea care home manager removed from the Register for misconduct

20 Jun 2018 Wales

An adult care home manager from Swansea has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a fitness to practise panel found he put individuals in his care in unwarranted r...

Judge admonishes social worker over witness statement evidence in fostering case

Judge admonishes social worker over witness statement evidence in fostering case

14 Jun 2018 Wales

A social worker who said a woman was failing to meet her son's "emotional needs" because she had not taken him out for an ice cream and did not get his hair to be cut "in the way that h...

Heléna Herklots to succeed Sarah Rochira as Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

Heléna Herklots to succeed Sarah Rochira as Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

11 Jun 2018 Wales

Heléna Herklots CBE has been named as the new Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, the Welsh Government has announced. Heléna is currently Chief Executive of Carers UK, the national ...

Wife who fatally stabbed husband in drink-fuelled row jailed for eight years

Wife who fatally stabbed husband in drink-fuelled row jailed for eight years

11 Jun 2018 Wales

A wife who stabbed her husband to death during a drink-fuelled row a week before Christmas has been jailed for eight years. Natasha Jex, 32, used a kitchen knife to inflict the single,...

Free flu vaccinations announced for adult social care workers in Wales

Free flu vaccinations announced for adult social care workers in Wales

11 Jun 2018 Wales

Staff working in adult residential care and nursing homes in Wales will be eligible for free flu vaccinations through NHS community pharmacies from this winter, Health and Social Servic...

New plans encourage Welsh public to use hospitals only if essential

New plans encourage Welsh public to use hospitals only if essential

11 Jun 2018 Wales

Patients in Wales will be encouraged to only go to hospital if it is essential, under new plans published by the Welsh Government. As the 70th anniversary of the NHS approaches, health...

Woman charged with murder of four-year-old girl in Rhondda

Woman charged with murder of four-year-old girl in Rhondda

11 Jun 2018 Wales

A 37-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of four-year-old Amelia Brooke Harris. Carly Ann Harris, from Trealaw, Rhondda, South Wales, will appear before Merthyr Magistrates...

Gwent scheme will see first time offenders offered course to avoid court

Gwent scheme will see first time offenders offered course to avoid court

07 Jun 2018 Wales

Offenders in South Wales who commit low-level crimes while under the influence of alcohol will be offered the chance to take a two-hour educational course rather than face court, police...

New social prescribing service proving popular therapy for Swansea residents

New social prescribing service proving popular therapy for Swansea residents

05 Jun 2018 Wales

A new kind of prescription is being employed by one group of GP practices in Swansea and it's proving popular with local residents. The Cwmtawe cluster of GP surgeries is one of the...

Wrexham social worker removed from Register over 'multiple serious failings'

Wrexham social worker removed from Register over 'multiple serious failings'

05 Jun 2018 Wales

A social worker from Wrexham has been removed from the Social Care Wales register after a fitness to practise hearing found he had put the young people in his care at risk of serious ha...

Service supporting families with children at risk of going into care goes Wales-wide

Service supporting families with children at risk of going into care goes Wales-wide

01 Jun 2018 Wales

A service providing support for women at risk of having their children taken into care is being made available across Wales, Social Care Minister Huw Irranca-Davies has said. The Refle...

‘Systemic changes’ needed for prescribing of antipsychotic medicines in Welsh care homes

‘Systemic changes’ needed for prescribing of antipsychotic medicines in Welsh care homes

23 May 2018 Wales

Antipsychotic medicines are being prescribed inappropriately, in many cases as a first option rather than a last resort, to treat the behavioural and psychologic symptoms of dementia, o...

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McDonald calls for reality check to overcome abortion objections in Northern Ireland

McDonald calls for reality check to overcome abortion objections in Northern Ireland

21 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald has said those supporting the ongoing ban on abortion in Northern Ireland need "a reality check". On a visit to London for a meeting with Theresa ...

Probe finds major social work staffing issues left Ireland's most vulnerable children at risk

Probe finds major social work staffing issues left Ireland's most vulnerable children at risk

19 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Some of Ireland's most vulnerable children were potentially placed at risk due to major system failures within the Child and Family Agency (Tusla), an investigation has found. The fail...

Benefit change leaves MS sufferer 'exhausted and fearful for future'

Benefit change leaves MS sufferer 'exhausted and fearful for future'

19 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

A Northern Ireland woman who suffers from MS says the change of a key benefit has left her exhausted and fearful for the future. Melissa Leavy, 18, from Downpatrick, spoke out as the M...

Mother demands to see Home Secretary after cannabis oil for treating son is seized

Mother demands to see Home Secretary after cannabis oil for treating son is seized

18 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

The mother of a 12-year-old son with acute epilepsy who had cannabis oil used to treat his condition confiscated from her at Heathrow has demanded a meeting with the Home Secretary and ...

Epileptic boy's mother could apply for clinical trial of cannabis oil in Northern Ireland

Epileptic boy's mother could apply for clinical trial of cannabis oil in Northern Ireland

15 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

A mother seeking a cannabis oil supply to treat her sick son could apply for a clinical trial in Northern Ireland. Health officials have offered to meet anyone wanting guidance on the ...

Dementia sufferers subjected to 'inhuman and degrading treatment' at care home

Dementia sufferers subjected to 'inhuman and degrading treatment' at care home

14 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Dementia sufferers at a Northern Ireland care home suffered a "horrific catalogue of inhuman and degrading treatment", an investigation has found. Launching a scathing report into stan...

Pro-choice activists accuse NI Secretary over 'disingenuous' Westminster legislation claims

Pro-choice activists accuse NI Secretary over 'disingenuous' Westminster legislation claims

13 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Pro-choice activists have accused the Northern Ireland Secretary of making inaccurate and disingenuous claims about Westminster's ability to legislate for abortion reform in Northern Ir...

Bradley faces constitutional 'challenge' over NI abuse inquiry recommendations

Bradley faces constitutional 'challenge' over NI abuse inquiry recommendations

12 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

The Government has declined to commit to passing legislation at Westminster to implement recommendations of a major historical abuse inquiry in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Secre...

Stormont collapse should not derail NI health and social care reforms, Bengoa

Stormont collapse should not derail NI health and social care reforms, Bengoa

12 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

The international expert who authored a report to transform Northern Ireland's health care system has said he is not concerned about the lack of devolved government to drive it. Almost...

Northern Ireland abortion laws must not be changed in Westmisnter, says Bradley

Northern Ireland abortion laws must not be changed in Westmisnter, says Bradley

12 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Westminster politicians are not qualified to change abortion laws for Northern Ireland, the region's Secretary of State has said. Karen Bradley insisted that people in Northern Ireland...

Mother vows fresh bid to help eplieptic son after cannabis oil seized at airport

Mother vows fresh bid to help eplieptic son after cannabis oil seized at airport

11 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

A British mother has vowed to return to Canada to get more cannabis oil used to treat her son's severe epilepsy after having a supply confiscated at Heathrow Airport. Charlotte Caldwel...

Chief social worker calls on carers to get involved in reform of adult care

Chief social worker calls on carers to get involved in reform of adult care

11 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's Chief Social Worker, Sean Holland, has today called on carers to get involved in discussions on the reform of Adult Care. His call was made as the Department of Heal...


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New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

22 Jun 2018 Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to ...

Report: Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board - Kamil Ahmad Safeguarding Adult Review

Report: Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board - Kamil Ahmad Safeguarding Adult Review

21 Jun 2018 Reports & Resources

The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed ...

Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable

Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable

21 Jun 2018 England

The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed ...

Engage: The social care sector is a precious resource and contributes billions to Welsh economy

Engage: The social care sector is a precious resource and contributes billions to Welsh economy

21 Jun 2018 Engage

Most people who rely on social care workers to safeguard or support them will know the valuable contribution they make every day. The sector works in every part of Wales, providing car...

Swansea care home manager removed from the Register for misconduct

Swansea care home manager removed from the Register for misconduct

20 Jun 2018 Wales

An adult care home manager from Swansea has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a fitness to practise panel found he put individuals in his care in unwarranted r...

New guideline 'just a starting point' for dementia care improvements

New guideline 'just a starting point' for dementia care improvements

20 Jun 2018 England

Significant investment is needed to improve the quality of care for dementia patients despite new recommendations, a charity has said. The National Institute for Health and Care Excell...

People with longstanding mental health problems more likely to be in poverty

People with longstanding mental health problems more likely to be in poverty

20 Jun 2018 England

Many adults with mental health problems could find themselves significantly more likely to end up in poverty than those without longstanding health issues, a report suggests. The Insti...

Campaign aims to address mental health trauma among Grenfell community

Campaign aims to address mental health trauma among Grenfell community

20 Jun 2018 England

A suicide awareness drive is being launched in the Grenfell Tower neighbourhood amid mounting concern about the disaster's psychological fallout. Kensington and Chelsea Council is spea...

William opens UK's first non-hospital or clinic-based therapy centre for vulnerable men

William opens UK's first non-hospital or clinic-based therapy centre for vulnerable men

19 Jun 2018 England

The Duke of Cambridge has met the mother of a young man who took his own life as he opened the UK's first centre outside of a clinic or hospital for helping suicidal men by giving couns...

Extra NHS cash will 'go down the drain' without action on social care

Extra NHS cash will 'go down the drain' without action on social care

19 Jun 2018 England

A multi-billion pound increase in NHS funding will "go down the drain" unless action is taken on social care, a leading medic has warned. Labour peer Lord Turnberg, a former president ...

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

18 Jun 2018 England

A greedy chip shop boss who exploited vulnerable tenants by making them work for free at his takeaways because they feared becoming homeless has been jailed for eight and a half years. ...

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

18 Jun 2018 England

Four out of five council workers have no confidence in the future of local services because of spending cuts, new research reveals. A study by Unison found that most local authority em...

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

15 Jun 2018 England

A mother who was convinced by voices in her head to throw her 18-month-old son from the sixth floor of a block of flats to his death has been given an indefinite hospital order. Gemma ...

Tory MPs use parliamentary tactics to frustrate mental health restraint reforms

Tory MPs use parliamentary tactics to frustrate mental health restraint reforms

15 Jun 2018 England

Reforms to mental health units have stalled after a Tory MP delivered one of the Commons' longest speeches in recent years. Cries of "shame" were heard in the chamber as the Mental Hea...

Ex-health ministers call for more streamlined NHS and free social care at point of need

Ex-health ministers call for more streamlined NHS and free social care at point of need

15 Jun 2018 England

The NHS could benefit from a "radical simplification" of streamlining and making social care free at the point of need, former Labour and Tory health ministers have suggested. Lord Ara...

Lawyers call for halt to roll-out of universal credit after High Court ruling

Lawyers call for halt to roll-out of universal credit after High Court ruling

15 Jun 2018 England

Lawyers for two severely disabled men who won a High Court declaration that they had been unlawfully discriminated against have called on the Government to halt the roll-out of the cont...

Women caught up in cycle of offending due to chronic lack of housing support

Women caught up in cycle of offending due to chronic lack of housing support

14 Jun 2018 England

A chronic shortage of housing support for women released from custody is driving them back to prison, a report claims. Arrangements are often made at the last-minute, with some women u...

NHS Trust steps up outreach work to help manage distress triggered by Grenfell fire

NHS Trust steps up outreach work to help manage distress triggered by Grenfell fire

14 Jun 2018 England

The Grenfell Tower fire is bringing stressful past life events flooding back to people, and those not directly affected by the tragedy should not feel ashamed to seek help. Emma Kenned...

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Inquiry into Church of England historic sexual abuse was 'botched', says review author

Inquiry into Church of England historic sexual abuse was 'botched', says review author

22 Jun 2018 England

The Church of England "botched" an inquiry into historical allegations of sexual abuse, the author of a review of the report has said. Sir Roger Singleton said the Church's Past Cases ...

New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

22 Jun 2018 Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to ...

Foster carer wins substantial damages for defamation and data breach from former agency

Foster carer wins substantial damages for defamation and data breach from former agency

21 Jun 2018 England

A foster carer who sued her former agency over allegations that prevented her from working has accepted substantial damages at the High Court. Francine West brought proceedings for def...

Mother in family court case wrongly given suspended jail term, says senior judge

Mother in family court case wrongly given suspended jail term, says senior judge

21 Jun 2018 England

A senior judge has concluded that a woman accused of not complying with an order made in a family court was wrongly given a three-month suspended prison sentence. Mr Justice Baker has ...

Mother accused of manslaughter by gross negligence tells court son appeared healthy

Mother accused of manslaughter by gross negligence tells court son appeared healthy

21 Jun 2018 England

An 18-year-old who was allegedly allowed to "rot to death" had appeared healthy in the preceding months, his mother has told a court. Dawn Cranston, 45, claimed that her son, Jordan Bu...

Grandparents and not council should have responsibility for boys, appeal judges rule

Grandparents and not council should have responsibility for boys, appeal judges rule

21 Jun 2018 England

Grandparents, not council bosses, should have responsibility for two boys who have been at the centre of Family Court litigation, appeal judges have ruled. A Family Court judge had dec...

Standards Committee recommend former Children's Minsiter be suspended from Holyrood

Standards Committee recommend former Children's Minsiter be suspended from Holyrood

21 Jun 2018 Scotland

Shamed former minister Mark McDonald should be suspended from the Scottish Parliament without pay for one month, Holyrood's Standards Committee has recommended. The committee announced...

Charity warns parents could face upfront childcare costs under Universal Credit scheme

Charity warns parents could face upfront childcare costs under Universal Credit scheme

21 Jun 2018 England

Parents could face having to find hundreds of pounds upfront for childcare under the controversial Universal Credit scheme, according to a charity. Save the Children has warned there i...

Free childcare policy posing 'huge challenge' for cash-strapped nurseries

Free childcare policy posing 'huge challenge' for cash-strapped nurseries

20 Jun 2018 England

Cash-strapped nurseries are struggling with growing deficits following the introduction of the 30-hour free childcare policy, a survey has suggested. Under a Government scheme rolled o...

LGA warn children's services 'no longer sustainable' as 200-a-day placed in council care

LGA warn children's services 'no longer sustainable' as 200-a-day placed in council care

20 Jun 2018 England

Nearly 200 children a day are being placed on plans to protect them from neglect and abuse, research has found. Children's services are being "pushed to the brink" by the demands of de...

Probe finds major social work staffing issues left Ireland's most vulnerable children at risk

Probe finds major social work staffing issues left Ireland's most vulnerable children at risk

19 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Some of Ireland's most vulnerable children were potentially placed at risk due to major system failures within the Child and Family Agency (Tusla), an investigation has found. The fail...

Judge criticises 'wholly inapproriate' social work evidence but refuses to name council

Judge criticises 'wholly inapproriate' social work evidence but refuses to name council

19 Jun 2018 England

A family court judge has criticised social services staff over their handing of a case involving an injured baby, but kept the name of the council they work for secret. Judge Thomas Gr...

Extra NHS cash will 'go down the drain' without action on social care

Extra NHS cash will 'go down the drain' without action on social care

19 Jun 2018 England

A multi-billion pound increase in NHS funding will "go down the drain" unless action is taken on social care, a leading medic has warned. Labour peer Lord Turnberg, a former president ...

Police force makes history by issuing first protection order for male victim of forced marriage

Police force makes history by issuing first protection order for male victim of forced marriage

19 Jun 2018 England

A police force has made history by issuing a protection order for their first identified male victim of forced marriage. South Yorkshire Police described the move as a "huge step forwa...

Care services in Scotland 'generally working well' to protect children from sexual abuse

Care services in Scotland 'generally working well' to protect children from sexual abuse

19 Jun 2018 Scotland

Care services across Scotland are generally working well to protect children from the risks of sexual exploitation, according to inspectors. The Care Inspectorate has today published a...

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

Unison finds most council workers 'have no confidence' in services they deliver

18 Jun 2018 England

Four out of five council workers have no confidence in the future of local services because of spending cuts, new research reveals. A study by Unison found that most local authority em...

Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

15 Jun 2018 Webwatch

Children and young people are being encouraged to spend longer online by "persuasive design" which should be considered a public health issue, a new report claims. The tactic, which en...

Report: The Care Crisis Review - Options to tackle rising number of children entering care system

Report: The Care Crisis Review - Options to tackle rising number of children entering care system

15 Jun 2018 Reports & Resources

A review involving researchers from the University of Sheffield has outlined 20 recommendations to tackle the rising number of children entering the care system in England and Wales. P...

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NHS confirm there will be no restriction on hearing aids as new guidance issued

NHS confirm there will be no restriction on hearing aids as new guidance issued

21 Jun 2018 England

Hearing aids provided by the NHS should not be restricted based on "hearing thresholds", health officials have said. New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excell...

Number of older people diagnosed with cancer set to soar over next two decades

Number of older people diagnosed with cancer set to soar over next two decades

21 Jun 2018 England

The number of older cancer patients will rocket in the next two decades, experts have predicted. Cancer Research UK said the number of older people diagnosed with cancer each year coul...

Alzheimer's supplement breakthrough condemned as 'irresponsible and deeply cynical' by experts

Alzheimer's supplement breakthrough condemned as 'irresponsible and deeply cynical' by experts

20 Jun 2018 England

Experts have strongly condemned "irresponsible" and "deeply cynical" claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer's. A study of 13 patients found that a combina...

New guideline 'just a starting point' for dementia care improvements

New guideline 'just a starting point' for dementia care improvements

20 Jun 2018 England

Significant investment is needed to improve the quality of care for dementia patients despite new recommendations, a charity has said. The National Institute for Health and Care Excell...

Combination of nutrients shown to slow progression of Alzheimer's disease

Combination of nutrients shown to slow progression of Alzheimer's disease

20 Jun 2018 England

Ground-breaking new research has identified a unique combination of nutrients to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD), which affects over 520,000 people across the UK. The ...

West Country care home workers to strike on alternative days for rest of June

West Country care home workers to strike on alternative days for rest of June

19 Jun 2018 England

Care workers are launching a series of strikes in protest at plans to cut their pay or change shifts. Around 120 members of Unison employed by Sirona at care homes in Bath and other ar...

PM announces £20 million funding for projects to tackle 'devastating' impact of loneliness

PM announces £20 million funding for projects to tackle 'devastating' impact of loneliness

19 Jun 2018 England

Twenty million pounds is to be pumped into projects that tackle the "profound and devastating impact" of loneliness, Theresa May has said. The funding for community projects and charit...

Bupa Care Homes fined £3 million following death of resident from Legionnaires' disease

Bupa Care Homes fined £3 million following death of resident from Legionnaires' disease

15 Jun 2018 England

Bupa Care Homes has been fined £3 million over the death of an 86-year-old in Essex. Kenneth Ibbetson died after contracting Legionnaires' disease while living at the Hutton Village Nu...

Dementia sufferers subjected to 'inhuman and degrading treatment' at care home

Dementia sufferers subjected to 'inhuman and degrading treatment' at care home

14 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Dementia sufferers at a Northern Ireland care home suffered a "horrific catalogue of inhuman and degrading treatment", an investigation has found. Launching a scathing report into stan...

Study suggests increased dementia risk for 50-year-olds with raised blood pressure

Study suggests increased dementia risk for 50-year-olds with raised blood pressure

13 Jun 2018 England

Fifty-year-olds with slightly raised blood pressure are at an increased risk of getting dementia in later life, a new study has suggested. Study participants had a greater risk even if...

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

12 Jun 2018 Education & Training

Researchers at Middlesex University (MDX) need healthy adults to participate in crucial research aiming to develop a novel test, which will be used in a study investigating whether musi...

Heléna Herklots to succeed Sarah Rochira as Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

Heléna Herklots to succeed Sarah Rochira as Wales’ next Older People’s Commissioner

11 Jun 2018 Wales

Heléna Herklots CBE has been named as the new Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, the Welsh Government has announced. Heléna is currently Chief Executive of Carers UK, the national ...

Reports published on Dunmurry care home where significant concerns were raised

Reports published on Dunmurry care home where significant concerns were raised

11 Jun 2018 Northern Ireland

Privately run care homes which fail to provide an acceptable level of care will be held to account, Northern Ireland’s Chief Social Worker has made clear. Sean Holland was commenting a...

Hospice boss faces jail for £100,000 fraud using charity's credit card

Hospice boss faces jail for £100,000 fraud using charity's credit card

11 Jun 2018 England

A hospice boss whose arrest cost the charity £100,000 in lost donations will be jailed when he is sentenced for a long-running fraud. Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, 62, pleaded guilty to abus...

Inverness care home plagued with problems served with new Improvement Notice

Inverness care home plagued with problems served with new Improvement Notice

06 Jun 2018 Scotland

An Inverness care home plagued with problems has again been told to make urgent improvements in the care experienced by vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a new for...

Engage: Could this be the formula for preventing Alzheimer's disease?

Engage: Could this be the formula for preventing Alzheimer's disease?

06 Jun 2018 Engage

A combination of sleep, exercise and alcohol could help prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists have discovered that a good night's sleep, increasing heart rate thro...

Walking charity open Scotland’s first dementia friendly park in Stirling

Walking charity open Scotland’s first dementia friendly park in Stirling

05 Jun 2018 Scotland

Scotland's first ever Dementia Friendly park is being launched today in one of Stirling’s best used recreational areas by walking charity, Paths for All. In a bid to make Stirling’s Ki...

New social prescribing service proving popular therapy for Swansea residents

New social prescribing service proving popular therapy for Swansea residents

05 Jun 2018 Wales

A new kind of prescription is being employed by one group of GP practices in Swansea and it's proving popular with local residents. The Cwmtawe cluster of GP surgeries is one of the...

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Gosport nurse 'forced out' of job after raising opioid concerns, says daughter

Gosport nurse 'forced out' of job after raising opioid concerns, says daughter

22 Jun 2018 England

A nurse who tried to expose the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal was forced out of her job after speaking out, her daughter has claimed. Sylvia Giffin was among those who first ra...

Drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis recommended by health officials

Drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis recommended by health officials

22 Jun 2018 England

A drug that slows the affects of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been recommended for treatment on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has published draft...

New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

22 Jun 2018 Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to ...

Windrush's nurses, doctors and porters celebrated for NHS contribution

Windrush's nurses, doctors and porters celebrated for NHS contribution

22 Jun 2018 England

The Windrush generation's contribution to the NHS since its conception will be among their efforts celebrated during the 70th anniversary of the beginning of a wave of Caribbean migrati...

Report: Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board - Kamil Ahmad Safeguarding Adult Review

Report: Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board - Kamil Ahmad Safeguarding Adult Review

21 Jun 2018 Reports & Resources

The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed ...

Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable

Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable

21 Jun 2018 England

The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed ...

New £300 defence rehabilitation centre could soon host NHS services

New £300 defence rehabilitation centre could soon host NHS services

21 Jun 2018 England

The new Armed Forces' rehabilitation centre could soon provide on-site NHS services offering world-leading care for civilians. The £300 million Defence and National Rehabilitation Cent...

Man praises medical staff after surviving 15 cardiac arrests in just three hours

Man praises medical staff after surviving 15 cardiac arrests in just three hours

21 Jun 2018 Scotland

A man has thanked paramedics and doctors after surviving 15 cardiac arrests in just three hours. Ian Clark collapsed at home in Elrick, Aberdeenshire, on August 15 last year in front o...

Engage: Is the 3.4% spending increase enough to ‘save’ the NHS?

Engage: Is the 3.4% spending increase enough to ‘save’ the NHS?

21 Jun 2018 Engage

The good news is that the NHS has received a 70th “birthday gift” in the form of a 3.4% per year increase in real spending over the next five years. The bad news is that, although this ...

NHS confirm there will be no restriction on hearing aids as new guidance issued

NHS confirm there will be no restriction on hearing aids as new guidance issued

21 Jun 2018 England

Hearing aids provided by the NHS should not be restricted based on "hearing thresholds", health officials have said. New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excell...

Number of older people diagnosed with cancer set to soar over next two decades

Number of older people diagnosed with cancer set to soar over next two decades

21 Jun 2018 England

The number of older cancer patients will rocket in the next two decades, experts have predicted. Cancer Research UK said the number of older people diagnosed with cancer each year coul...

NHS Confederation chief urges NHS learn from Gosport hospital scandal

NHS Confederation chief urges NHS learn from Gosport hospital scandal

21 Jun 2018 England

The NHS needs to face up to its failings and ensure a scandal similar to that at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital does not happen again, a leading health chief has said. "Truly shocki...

Relatives call for criminal prosecutions over 'chilling' hospital death toll

Relatives call for criminal prosecutions over 'chilling' hospital death toll

21 Jun 2018 England

Criminal charges could be brought following "truly shocking" revelations that more than 450 people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at the Gosport W...

Inquiry finds management silenced nurses' concerns over opioid use nearly 30 years ago

Inquiry finds management silenced nurses' concerns over opioid use nearly 30 years ago

21 Jun 2018 England

Nursing staff first raised concerns about the poor prescribing and administration of opioids at the Gosport Memorial Hospital nearly 30 years ago but their fears were "silenced" by mana...

Criminal charges could be brought over 'truly shocking' catalogue of failings at Gosport hospital

Criminal charges could be brought over 'truly shocking' catalogue of failings at Gosport hospital

20 Jun 2018 England

Criminal charges could be brought following "truly shocking" revelations that the lives of more than 450 people had been shortened by the prescribing and administering of opioids withou...

Report: Gosport War Memorial Hospital - Report of the Gosport Independent Panel

Report: Gosport War Memorial Hospital - Report of the Gosport Independent Panel

20 Jun 2018 Reports & Resources

Concerns about the care of older patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital have been the subject of scrutiny since 1998. Families of those who died have persistently sought a fu...

Full text of Bishop James Jones's statement on hospital opioid scandal in Gosport

Full text of Bishop James Jones's statement on hospital opioid scandal in Gosport

20 Jun 2018 England

Here is the full text of Bishop James Jones's statement on the publication of the report of the Gosport Independent Panel: Institutionalised practice of the shortening of lives Th...

Payout for cancer patient's family after hospital admits 'failures in care'

Payout for cancer patient's family after hospital admits 'failures in care'

20 Jun 2018 England

A hospital has admitted liability for the death of a cancer patient who was not given the correct antibiotics. Father-of-three Simon Tulitt (pictured) was admitted to the Royal Derby H...

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New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

New £1.35 million training programme for Scots front line workers dealing with trauma

22 Jun 2018 Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to work with partners, including people with lived experience, to create and deliver quality training resources for front line workers responding to ...

Report: Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board - Kamil Ahmad Safeguarding Adult Review

Report: Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board - Kamil Ahmad Safeguarding Adult Review

21 Jun 2018 Reports & Resources

The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed ...

Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable

Safeguarding review finds race-hate murder of refugee by mental health patient avoidable

21 Jun 2018 England

The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed ...

Classifying gaming addiction as mental health condition 'premature', say experts

Classifying gaming addiction as mental health condition 'premature', say experts

21 Jun 2018 England

Classifying gaming addiction as a mental health condition is premature, experts have warned. The World Health Organisation (WHO) included "gaming disorder" in the latest revision of it...

New study suggests suicide risk greater for patients with specific cancers

New study suggests suicide risk greater for patients with specific cancers

20 Jun 2018 England

Some cancer patients are at significantly increased risk of suicide following their diagnosis, a new study suggests. While the risk of suicide was elevated among all people diagnosed w...

People with longstanding mental health problems more likely to be in poverty

People with longstanding mental health problems more likely to be in poverty

20 Jun 2018 England

Many adults with mental health problems could find themselves significantly more likely to end up in poverty than those without longstanding health issues, a report suggests. The Insti...

Campaign aims to address mental health trauma among Grenfell community

Campaign aims to address mental health trauma among Grenfell community

20 Jun 2018 England

A suicide awareness drive is being launched in the Grenfell Tower neighbourhood amid mounting concern about the disaster's psychological fallout. Kensington and Chelsea Council is spea...

William opens UK's first non-hospital or clinic-based therapy centre for vulnerable men

William opens UK's first non-hospital or clinic-based therapy centre for vulnerable men

19 Jun 2018 England

The Duke of Cambridge has met the mother of a young man who took his own life as he opened the UK's first centre outside of a clinic or hospital for helping suicidal men by giving couns...

Engage: People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot it

Engage: People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot it

19 Jun 2018 Engage

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in...

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

Mentally ill mother who threw 18-month-old from flats detained in hospital indefinitely

15 Jun 2018 England

A mother who was convinced by voices in her head to throw her 18-month-old son from the sixth floor of a block of flats to his death has been given an indefinite hospital order. Gemma ...

Tory MPs use parliamentary tactics to frustrate mental health restraint reforms

Tory MPs use parliamentary tactics to frustrate mental health restraint reforms

15 Jun 2018 England

Reforms to mental health units have stalled after a Tory MP delivered one of the Commons' longest speeches in recent years. Cries of "shame" were heard in the chamber as the Mental Hea...

Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

15 Jun 2018 Webwatch

Children and young people are being encouraged to spend longer online by "persuasive design" which should be considered a public health issue, a new report claims. The tactic, which en...

NHS Trust steps up outreach work to help manage distress triggered by Grenfell fire

NHS Trust steps up outreach work to help manage distress triggered by Grenfell fire

14 Jun 2018 England

The Grenfell Tower fire is bringing stressful past life events flooding back to people, and those not directly affected by the tragedy should not feel ashamed to seek help. Emma Kenned...

Third of care workers consider quitting their jobs over lack of mental health support

Third of care workers consider quitting their jobs over lack of mental health support

14 Jun 2018 Career Advice

The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present, and the majority (81%) of care professionals agree that not enough is being done to support mental health at work....

CQC survey finds mental health patients feel treated with less respect and dignity

CQC survey finds mental health patients feel treated with less respect and dignity

14 Jun 2018 England

Patients with pre-existing mental health conditions feel they are treated with less respect and dignity while staying in hospital, according to the results of a wide-ranging survey. Th...

NHS chief warns of 'double epidemic' of poor mental health and obesity hitting young people

NHS chief warns of 'double epidemic' of poor mental health and obesity hitting young people

14 Jun 2018 England

Young people are experiencing a "double epidemic" of obesity and mental health problems, the head of NHS England has warned. Chief executive Simon Stevens (pictured) said the issues we...

Alastair Campbell makes 'frank and important' exploration of depression for BBC documentary

Alastair Campbell makes 'frank and important' exploration of depression for BBC documentary

12 Jun 2018 England

Ex-spin doctor Alastair Campbell will look at whether "radical new treatments" can stop his depression in a new BBC Two film. Tony Blair's former spokesman has made Depression And Me a...

Engage: How virtual reality if helping NHS mental health teams reach Grenfell Community

Engage: How virtual reality if helping NHS mental health teams reach Grenfell Community

12 Jun 2018 Engage

Virtual reality is being used to reach traumatised families struggling a year after the Grenfell Tower fire in what is believed to be a UK first. Outreach workers at the Central and No...

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Foster carer wins substantial damages for defamation and data breach from former agency

Foster carer wins substantial damages for defamation and data breach from former agency

21 Jun 2018 England

A foster carer who sued her former agency over allegations that prevented her from working has accepted substantial damages at the High Court. Francine West brought proceedings for def...

Mother in family court case wrongly given suspended jail term, says senior judge

Mother in family court case wrongly given suspended jail term, says senior judge

21 Jun 2018 England

A senior judge has concluded that a woman accused of not complying with an order made in a family court was wrongly given a three-month suspended prison sentence. Mr Justice Baker has ...

Mother accused of manslaughter by gross negligence tells court son appeared healthy

Mother accused of manslaughter by gross negligence tells court son appeared healthy

21 Jun 2018 England

An 18-year-old who was allegedly allowed to "rot to death" had appeared healthy in the preceding months, his mother has told a court. Dawn Cranston, 45, claimed that her son, Jordan Bu...

Grandparents and not council should have responsibility for boys, appeal judges rule

Grandparents and not council should have responsibility for boys, appeal judges rule

21 Jun 2018 England

Grandparents, not council bosses, should have responsibility for two boys who have been at the centre of Family Court litigation, appeal judges have ruled. A Family Court judge had dec...

Man being sued in civil case denies raping woman in St Andrews

Man being sued in civil case denies raping woman in St Andrews

21 Jun 2018 Scotland

A man has told a court he did not rape a woman who has raised a civil legal action against him. Stephen Coxen admitted he had been "rude" towards the woman on the night in question and...

Upskirting offenders face two years in jail under proposed legislation

Upskirting offenders face two years in jail under proposed legislation

21 Jun 2018 England

Legislation making upskirting a criminal offence punishable by up to two years in prison will be introduced by the Government after a previous bid was scuppered by one of its own MPs. ...

Commissioner demands ban on domestic abusers cross-examining victims in court

Commissioner demands ban on domestic abusers cross-examining victims in court

21 Jun 2018 England

A change in the law is being demanded by the Victims' Commissioner to stop victims of domestic violence being cross-examined by their abusers in the family courts. Baroness Newlove (pi...

Paedophile football coach loses appeal to have 30-year sentence reduced

Paedophile football coach loses appeal to have 30-year sentence reduced

20 Jun 2018 England

Victims of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell have spoken of their relief after he failed in a Court of Appeal bid to have his 30-year jail term cut. Three judges in London ruled ...

Inquiry finds 450 lives shortened by hospital regime of administering opioids

Inquiry finds 450 lives shortened by hospital regime of administering opioids

20 Jun 2018 England

An "institutionalised regime" of prescribing and administering opioids without medical justification at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital shortened the lives of more than 450 people, an...

Woman opens up on fears she would die at hands of increasingly violent and controlling husband

Woman opens up on fears she would die at hands of increasingly violent and controlling husband

19 Jun 2018 England

A woman has spoken of how she feared she would die at the hands of her increasingly violent and controlling husband after he was jailed for his abusive crimes. Zeenit Bibi endured 16 y...

Judge criticises 'wholly inapproriate' social work evidence but refuses to name council

Judge criticises 'wholly inapproriate' social work evidence but refuses to name council

19 Jun 2018 England

A family court judge has criticised social services staff over their handing of a case involving an injured baby, but kept the name of the council they work for secret. Judge Thomas Gr...

Teenager with severe cerebral palsy in line for multimillion pound NHS damages

Teenager with severe cerebral palsy in line for multimillion pound NHS damages

19 Jun 2018 England

An "extraordinary and bright" teenager who suffered a devastating brain injury at birth is in line for multimillion pound damages from the NHS. Becky Tyler, from Crawley in West Sussex...

Convicted rapist who trapped female guard in cell given extra 32 months on sentence

Convicted rapist who trapped female guard in cell given extra 32 months on sentence

19 Jun 2018 England

A prisoner serving 17 years for rape has had his sentence extended after he trapped a female guard in his cell and attacked her. Liam McCarthy, 28, grabbed the woman's throat and choke...

Police force makes history by issuing first protection order for male victim of forced marriage

Police force makes history by issuing first protection order for male victim of forced marriage

19 Jun 2018 England

A police force has made history by issuing a protection order for their first identified male victim of forced marriage. South Yorkshire Police described the move as a "huge step forwa...

Ban on so-called 'upskirting' will also apply to men wearing kilts, peers told

Ban on so-called 'upskirting' will also apply to men wearing kilts, peers told

19 Jun 2018 Scotland

Men wearing kilts will also be protected by plans for a ban on upskirting, it has been disclosed in the Lords. Baroness Vere of Norbiton, speaking for the Government, said the proposed...

Woman who stabbed step-grandfather 120 times on Christmas day jailed for life

Woman who stabbed step-grandfather 120 times on Christmas day jailed for life

19 Jun 2018 England

A woman who murdered her step-grandfather on Christmas Day by beating him with his own walking stick and stabbing him more than 120 times has been told she will serve at least 13 years ...

Child killer dubbed Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes, inquest finds

Child killer dubbed Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes, inquest finds

18 Jun 2018 England

A convicted child killer dubbed the Beast of Wombwell died of natural causes days after he was found guilty of rape and before he could be charged with the murder of another teenager, a...

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

Slavery boss who expoilted vulnerable adults jailed for eight and a half years

18 Jun 2018 England

A greedy chip shop boss who exploited vulnerable tenants by making them work for free at his takeaways because they feared becoming homeless has been jailed for eight and a half years. ...


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Engage: Is the 3.4% spending increase enough to ‘save’ the NHS?

21 June 2018 Engage

Engage: Is the 3.4% spending increase enough to ‘save’ the NHS?

The good news is that the NHS has received a 70th “birthday gift” in the form of a 3.4% per year increase in real spending over the next five years. The bad news is that, although this may be enough to fight the current battle, it may not be enough to win...

Engage: The social care sector is a precious resource and contributes billions to Welsh economy

21 June 2018 Engage

Engage: The social care sector is a precious resource and contributes billions to Welsh economy

Most people who rely on social care workers to safeguard or support them will know the valuable contribution they make every day. The sector works in every part of Wales, providing care and support through a range of independent, voluntary and statutory ...

Engage: People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot it

19 June 2018 Engage

Engage: People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful ...

Engage: How virtual reality if helping NHS mental health teams reach Grenfell Community

12 June 2018 Engage

Engage: How virtual reality if helping NHS mental health teams reach Grenfell Community

Virtual reality is being used to reach traumatised families struggling a year after the Grenfell Tower fire in what is believed to be a UK first. Outreach workers at the Central and North West London NHS trust (CNWL) have been standing amid the market st...

Engage: Are care workers key to improving mental health patients’ physical health in secure hospitals?

11 June 2018 Engage

Engage: Are care workers key to improving mental health patients’ physical health in secure hospitals?

A new study suggests more value needs to be placed in promoting exercise for people with severe mental health issues in secure hospital settings. Researchers from Loughborough University have explored the way health care assistants perceive the benefits ...

Engage: Could this be the formula for preventing Alzheimer's disease?

06 June 2018 Engage

Engage: Could this be the formula for preventing Alzheimer's disease?

A combination of sleep, exercise and alcohol could help prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists have discovered that a good night's sleep, increasing heart rate through exercise and 25ml of wine per day can help stimulate the brain's o...

Engage: What can social workers do if they find evidence of child sexual abuse imagery online

05 June 2018 Engage

Engage: What can social workers do if they find evidence of child sexual abuse imagery online

We’d like to introduce ourselves to the readers of Care Appointments. We’re the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) and we’re the organisation removing child sexual abuse imagery from the internet. It’s a tough job, but a vital one, not only for the victims o...

Engage: Ireland's abortion referendum – here's what you need to know

23 May 2018 Engage

Engage: Ireland's abortion referendum – here's what you need to know

The Republic of Ireland is holding a referendum on May 25 that could dramatically change its stance on abortion. Here’s a rundown of what is happening, when and why. What is Ireland voting on? The referendum is about taking action that would result in t...

Engage: Autism screening tool may not detect the condition in some women

23 May 2018 Engage

Engage: Autism screening tool may not detect the condition in some women

Diagnosing autism is expensive and time consuming, so a screening tool is used to filter out those people who are unlikely to be diagnosed as autistic. This is all well and good, but our latest research suggests that a widely used screening tool may be bi...

Engage: Austerity measures leave Children’s Services suffering own 'Windrush moment'

04 May 2018 Engage

Engage: Austerity measures leave Children’s Services suffering own 'Windrush moment'

Children's services have suffered their own Windrush moment, according to a University of Huddersfield professor when he spoke to a committee of MPs. Paul Bywaters, who is Professor of Social Work, believes that austerity measures and policies that place...

Engage: Schwartz Centre Rounds and the impact of person-centered care in today’s healthcare

02 May 2018 Engage

Engage: Schwartz Centre Rounds and the impact of person-centered care in today’s healthcare

Schwartz Center Rounds® were created from an idea by Kenneth B. Schwartz - who passed away in 1995 from lung cancer, aged 40. A few months before Kenneth B. Schwartz passed away, Schwartz wrote an essay about the feelings of receiving compassionate care a...

Engage: Display of female victimhood across the media 'disturbing' - Germaine Greer

01 May 2018 Engage

Engage: Display of female victimhood across the media 'disturbing' - Germaine Greer

Writer Germaine Greer has said it is disturbing that the sort of female victimhood seen across the media in the #MeToo campaign sells to women. The feminist author, 79, said the prevalence of images of women standing up and saying they had been harassed ...

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Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

15 June 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Report suggest children's online time should be public health issue

Children and young people are being encouraged to spend longer online by "persuasive design" which should be considered a public hea...

Webwatch: New online tool to identify emerging mental health problems in young people

12 June 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: New online tool to identify emerging mental health problems in young people

Researchers in Glasgow have developed a new online tool to help identify young people with emerging signs of mental health problems,...

Webwatch: Emojis could to used to help monitor the progress of cancer patients

02 June 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Emojis could to used to help monitor the progress of cancer patients

Emojis could be used to live monitor the progress of cancer patients, according to new research. Positive and negative reactions, r...

Webwatch: Barnardo's call for urgent action on use of livestreaming to groom children

24 May 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Barnardo's call for urgent action on use of livestreaming to groom children

A children's charity is urging tech giants to take urgent action to protect youngsters from predators after it found more than half ...

Webwatch: Casualities instantly assessed using video streaming technology

10 May 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Casualities instantly assessed using video streaming technology

Emergency services can instantly assess patients from afar using live video streaming technology.A new feature on the GoodSAM platfo...

Webwatch: New cancer research app seeks to harness power of smartphone networks

01 May 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: New cancer research app seeks to harness power of smartphone networks

Cancer researchers in the UK are to benefit from an app which crunches data while smartphone owners sleep. The DreamLab app, develo...

Webwatch: New SSSC video explains importance of social service workers’ online behaviour

27 April 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: New SSSC video explains importance of social service workers’ online behaviour

The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) have produced a new video explaining their social media guidance for social service work...

Webwatch: Innovative website launched to support cancer caregivers in Northern Ireland

20 April 2018 Webwatch

Webwatch: Innovative website launched to support cancer caregivers in Northern Ireland

‘Cancer Caring Coping’ is a new online resource created by cancer caregivers for cancer caregivers. It is based on research by Dr O...

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Dumfries & Galloway social worker wins highest performing graduate award

20 June 2018

Dumfries & Galloway social worker wins highest performing graduate award

Laura McHarrie, a social worker with Dumfries and Galloway Council, has won the Andrew Cornwell Memorial Award for the highest performing graduate in The Open University’s social work programme in Scotland.  Laura (pictured, left) was ...

Universities study finds marriage could give protection against heart disease or strokes

19 June 2018

Universities study finds marriage could give protection against heart disease or strokes

Marriage may help to protect people against developing heart disease or having a stroke, according to research. Single, divorced, and widowed people are at a heightened risk of developing the health problems, a study involving universities...

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

12 June 2018

Ground-breaking research to investigate benefits of music therapy on cognitive function

Researchers at Middlesex University (MDX) need healthy adults to participate in crucial research aiming to develop a novel test, which will be used in a study investigating whether music therapy sessions have beneficial effects in adults wh...

Survey finds students are shunning drugs and worry more about binge drinking

12 June 2018

Survey finds students are shunning drugs and worry more about binge drinking

Most students have not used drugs during their time at university and more think excessive alcohol consumption is a bigger issue, a new study suggests. The survey also found that a high proportion - 88% - believe drug use can cause long-te...

Edinburgh social work academics recognised in knowledge exchange competiton

07 June 2018

Edinburgh social work academics recognised in knowledge exchange competiton

University of Edinburgh social work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley, have achieved success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition; awarded by the Scottish Graduate School of S...

Stories to help children cope with mental health issues published by educational psychologist

07 June 2018

Stories to help children cope with mental health issues published by educational psychologist

An educational psychologist has created stories to help children deal with issues such as anxiety and depression. The Wellbeing Stories feature ten characters representing different types of thinking – including the Worry Wart, the Sprite ...

Funding awarded for research projects exploring children’s rights in family actions

06 June 2018

Funding awarded for research projects exploring children’s rights in family actions

The Scottish Government is providing funding for two projects, to be led by researchers from Glasgow and Stirling universities. Guided by an expert group of young people, researchers will identify the challenges and explore the implication...

New learning resources to support early learning and childcare workforce in Scotland

23 May 2018

New learning resources to support early learning and childcare workforce in Scotland

The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) has launched new learning resources to support early learning and childcare workers at a Scottish Government event in Glasgow. The free digital resources will support the workforce at a time of m...

Six times as many London students starting health degress than North East

22 May 2018

Six times as many London students starting health degress than North East

More than six times as many students from London took up places to study medicine and dentistry last year, compared to those from north-east England, Press Association analysis shows. The figures come amid a push by government and the prof...

Most deprived far more likely to develop dementia according to new research

17 May 2018

Most deprived far more likely to develop dementia according to new research

Older adults in England with fewer financial resources are more likely to develop dementia, according to new UCL and University of Exeter research. Researchers analysed data from over 6,000 adults born between 1902 and 1943 and found that ...

Programme for Newly Qualified Social Worker conference in Edinburgh announced

17 May 2018

Programme for Newly Qualified Social Worker conference in Edinburgh announced

The School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh has announced details of their 2018 conference for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW). The theme of the NQSW Conference this year is Building the future: Shaping ...

New SQA awards aim to improve young people's understanding of Mental Health

17 May 2018

New SQA awards aim to improve young people's understanding of Mental Health

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has announced that it is developing new awards that will aim to improve young people’s understanding of mental health and wellbeing. New National Progression Awards in Mental Health and Wellbeing...

Flexible learning initiative offers care workers chance to develop new skills in South West

14 May 2018

Flexible learning initiative offers care workers chance to develop new skills in South West

Devon County Council is to give health and social care workers and job seekers wishing to enter the profession the chance to learn new maths, English, care and IT skills. Varied shift patterns and irregular hours can make it difficult for h...

Warning over students mental health amid continuing increase in suicide rates

11 May 2018

Warning over students mental health amid continuing increase in suicide rates

University students with mental health problems are in danger of "slipping through the gaps" when at their most vulnerable, a report has warned, amid a continuing increase in the number of student suicides.Several institutions have seen a n...

Lower concern for personal gain exposes autistic children to higher risk of bullying

03 May 2018

Lower concern for personal gain exposes autistic children to higher risk of bullying

Children with autism may be at risk from bullying because they are more willing to accept unfair behaviour say psychologists. The research by Dr Calum Hartley and Sophie Fisher of Lancaster University involved young children playing tradin...

New toolkit aims to tackle sexual violence and harassment in Scottish universities

27 April 2018

New toolkit aims to tackle sexual violence and harassment in Scottish universities

New practical guidance for universities to tackle gender-based violence on campus has been published. Guidance and training for staff, better data collection and well-publicised support information for students are some of the recommendati...

University partnership with care provider sees workers join Nursing apprenticeship scheme

25 April 2018

University partnership with care provider sees workers join Nursing apprenticeship scheme

The University of Wolverhampton is working with Cygnet Health Care to create a new generation of highly skilled future nurses. Cygnet Health Care, a leading independent provider of specialist mental health care services, is one of the firs...

Students warned of rise in maximum interest rates on loans

19 April 2018

Students warned of rise in maximum interest rates on loans

Maximum interest rates on student loans are set to rise this autumn. From this September, students will pay up to 6.3%, after a rise in the Retail Prices Index (RPI) - a measure of inflation, compared to the same point last year. The incr...

International Dementia Conference to cover everything from scams to technology

18 April 2018

International Dementia Conference to cover everything from scams to technology

The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on 4 May this year with a full programme which covers everything from scams to technology, and how dementia is being addressed in China, Japan, Ireland,...

University of Hertfordshire study finds health researchers are failing to provide feedback

18 April 2018

University of Hertfordshire study finds health researchers are failing to provide feedback

The first study examining the role of feedback in health research projects involving patients and members of the public (PPI research*) has found that a fifth of PPI contributors never received feedback on how their input has shaped the res...

University of Derby to host public forum on modern slavery and human trafficking

12 April 2018

University of Derby to host public forum on modern slavery and human trafficking

Members of the public are invited to a free forum at the University of Derby on modern slavery and human trafficking, to hear what is being done locally to tackle this challenging issue.  The ‘Parallel Worlds, Hidden Lives’ event, presente...

RGU academics study to show the impact of 50 years of social work

12 April 2018

RGU academics study to show the impact of 50 years of social work

A unique new study is being proposed by academics at RGU to review the impact of its social work education as the programme celebrates its 50th year. The university – and Robert Gordon’s Technical College (RGIT) before it – has delivered a...

Students praised as university campus becomes dementia friendly

09 April 2018

Students praised as university campus becomes dementia friendly

University of Chester students and staff have been working hard to make the Warrington Campus a Dementia Friendly Campus. Led by Dean McShane, Lecturer in Mental Health and Learning Disability, Dementia Friends Information Sessions have ...

New study examines prescribing antipsychotic medication for children with autism

09 April 2018

New study examines prescribing antipsychotic medication for children with autism

A new study by Swansea University has suggested that children with intellectual difficulty or autism are more likely to be given antipsychotic medication from a younger age than those without intellectual disability and have higher rates of...

University collaborates in project to tackle child poverty in Glasgow

09 April 2018

University collaborates in project to tackle child poverty in Glasgow

The Scottish Government has given £2m funding through Every Child, Every Chance, its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22, to Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) - an innovative collaboration between Policy Scotland and What Wo...

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures at greater risk of self-harm

08 April 2018

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures at greater risk of self-harm

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures, such as goths, emos or metal fans, are at a greater risk of self-harm and suicide than those who do not, according to a new research review. The authors say that health, educational and ...

University applications for nursing courses down by 10%

05 April 2018

University applications for nursing courses down by 10%

The number of people applying to train to become nurses has fallen by 10%, new figures show. Figures on UCAS undergraduate applications show that there were 43,700 applicants to nursing courses, down from 48,810 the previous year. Among t...

Nine leading universities to share in £10 million mental health research grants

29 March 2018

Nine leading universities to share in £10 million mental health research grants

Nine leading universities from across the UK will be the recipients of multi-million pound grants from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to help researchers harness the power of data science for mental health research. Funding for the gran...

Author to give insight in common misgivings about poverty at talk in Dundee

26 March 2018

Author to give insight in common misgivings about poverty at talk in Dundee

Glaswegian rap artist and author of ‘Poverty Safari’ will share his insight into living on the breadline next week when he talks at the University of Dundee. Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey, will be giving his insight into the common misgivings abo...

Social work students at Liverpool Hope to benefit from new learning experience in Gambia

23 March 2018

Social work students at Liverpool Hope to benefit from new learning experience in Gambia

Liverpool Hope University tutors Nicki Blundell and Dr Lucy Hanson have visited a range of services in the Gambia, which will provide a new student experience for those studying Social Work at the University. From next year, students will ...

International care home admissions study finds risk of abuse and human rights violations

23 March 2018

International care home admissions study finds risk of abuse and human rights violations

Thousands of older people in low and middle-income countries are at risk of abuse and human rights violations when being admitted to care homes, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study provides the f...

Student nurses at nine universities have loans cut off after overpayment error

17 March 2018

Student nurses at nine universities have loans cut off after overpayment error

Student nurses at nine universities have had their loans and grants cut off or reduced after administrative errors meant they were previously paid too much, according to nursing leaders. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said it has writt...

Perioperative care conference aims to boost leadership skills and improve patient safety

14 March 2018

Perioperative care conference aims to boost leadership skills and improve patient safety

Today’s healthcare professionals are in the vanguard of the much needed change in how patient care is undertaken and evaluated. Between 1 April 2016 and 31 January 2017, there were 365 reported perioperative incidents. Of these 351 were cat...

Proportionately more women committing suicide and self-harm in prison than men

14 March 2018

Proportionately more women committing suicide and self-harm in prison than men

Female prisoners – often anguished at being parted from their children – are more likely to commit acts of self-harm than their male counterparts, according to a University of Huddersfield researcher who has been exploring the issue for mor...

SWU offer grants of £500 to students in assignment to celebrate World Social Work Day

06 March 2018

SWU offer grants of £500 to students in assignment to celebrate World Social Work Day

The Social Workers Union (SWU) are offering four grants of £500 to social work students who can write the most compelling argument for how the profession can solve austerity. Timed in conjunction with World Social Work Day (WSWD) on 20th M...

Hundreds of mental health professionals set to attend university event on PTSD treatment

05 March 2018

Hundreds of mental health professionals set to attend university event on PTSD treatment

On 10th March, 440 psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors will gather at Birmingham University to attend a free, one-day workshop delivered by Dr David Muss to learn The Rewind: a technique he originated that can help treat Post-Tr...

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Report: Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board - Kamil Ahmad Safeguarding Adult Review

21 June 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board - Kamil Ahmad Safeguarding Adult Review

The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has ...

Report: Gosport War Memorial Hospital - Report of the Gosport Independent Panel

20 June 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: Gosport War Memorial Hospital - Report of the Gosport Independent Panel

Concerns about the care of older patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital have been the subject of scrutiny since 1998. Families of those who...

Report: The Care Crisis Review - Options to tackle rising number of children entering care system

15 June 2018 Reports & Resources

Report: The Care Crisis Review - Options to tackle rising number of children entering care system

A review involving researchers from the University of Sheffield has outlined 20 recommendations to tackle the rising number of children entering the c...

Survey: Survivors of abuse invited to help improve Church of England safeguarding practice

12 June 2018 Reports & Resources

Survey: Survivors of abuse invited to help improve Church of England safeguarding practice

Safeguarding expert, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), is working with the Church of England to improve how the Church treats people wh...

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New project helping people into work in the childcare sector in Wales

22 May 2018 New To Care

New project helping people into work in the childcare sector in Wales

A Welsh Government-funded project that gives people out of work the experience they need to start a career in the childcare sector has been praised by Chil...

Queens University trials new values-based admissions process for nursing students

18 May 2018 New To Care

Queens University trials new values-based admissions process for nursing students

Queen's University Belfast is trialling new psychometric tests as part of its admission process for nursing undergraduates. The University's School of N...

New qualification for early years workforce launched in Scotland

23 April 2018 New To Care

New qualification for early years workforce launched in Scotland

Over 5,500 childminders across Scotland, and those entering the childcare sector, now have access to an accredited Work Based Award that recognises and val...

TV doctors return to the classroom to promote careers in the NHS

30 March 2018 New To Care

TV doctors return to the classroom to promote careers in the NHS

TV doctors Rosemary Leonard, Ellie Cannon and Sara Kayat are returning to the classroom to encourage pupils to study science, technology, engineering and m...

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Third of care workers consider quitting their jobs over lack of mental health support

14 June 2018 Career Advice

Third of care workers consider quitting their jobs over lack of mental health support

The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present, and the majority (81%) of care professionals agree that not enough is being don...

ACAS produce guidance to tackle religious or belief-based discrimination

22 May 2018 Career Advice

ACAS produce guidance to tackle religious or belief-based discrimination

New workplace guidance has been issued to help ensure businesses are following the law when managing staff who have a particular religion or belief. ...

Majority of care professionals falling victim to the ‘always-on’ work culture

14 May 2018 Career Advice

Majority of care professionals falling victim to the ‘always-on’ work culture

A staggering 76.5% of professionals in the care sector confess to replying to work-related emails, or making work-related calls in their free time. Wh...

Candidates turning down jobs after waiting too long for news form employers

11 May 2018 Career Advice

Candidates turning down jobs after waiting too long for news form employers

Three out of five people have taken a second-choice job offer because their preferred employer took too long to give them an answer, according to a ne...