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Olly Murs, Craig David and Little Mix are among the stars who have surprised project workers funded by BBC Children In Need for the chance to duet with them.Also taking part in the charity appeal's Project Sing were Sheridan Smith and Alfie Boe, who offered up the chance to take…
Social Work now has a new champion, albeit in the unlikely guise of the new industry regulator. As part of the 2017 Children’s and Social Work Act, the Government introduced a new regulatory body in the form of Social Work England (SWE). The new body has powers to implement change…
Fresh concerns have been raised over a nursing shortfall post-Brexit after a new review found that Britain could be left an additional 10,000 nurses short.In England, the latest nursing vacancy rate figure is 41,722.A new report explores the trends in the health and social care sector's workforce, including the role…
A struggling health board has been criticised after an official report revealed it is looking to shed 10% of its workforce. NHS Tayside is aiming to shed around 1,300 members of staff as part of efforts to balance the books, through “natural staff turnover”. It comes despite the Scottish Government…
Almost 1,000 children have been transferred from St John’s Hospital (SJH) in Livingston to Edinburgh for treatment due to closures at the children’s ward. The paediatric ward at the West Lothian hospital has been closed to out-of-hours inpatients since July 2017 due to staff shortages. The ward was hit by…
Almost two in five doctors believe there is a "problem" with bullying in their work place, medics have warned. The British Medical Association (BMA) said that bullying and harassment are causing lasting harm to doctors and their careers. And the impact on patient care and safety is "serious", the union…
The NHS will adopt a "zero tolerance" approach to violence against its staff, the Health Secretary has announced. Matt Hancock will set out a series of measures to protect workers in England as it emerged almost one in eight experienced violence in the last year. He said it was "unacceptable"…
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is launching a month-long pilot communications programme to promote jobs in the adult social care sector. The pilot starts October 31st and is taking place in Gloucestershire and Tyne and Wear. This will test and identify the optimal marketing channels in different…
The crisis in England's care system is escalating - with overworked staff not even having the time to take elderly people to the toilet or give them a wash, according to a new report.Unison said there was an urgent need for "real investment" to tackle issues such as staff shortages.A…
Union and council leaders in Glasgow say they have had a “positive and constructive” meeting following a two-day strike over equal pay.Hundreds of schools were closed and care services affected when more than 8,000 members of the Unison and GMB unions walked out on Tuesday for the 48-hour strike –…
A new induction tool to boost the confidence and skills of early years and childcare workers is been launched by Huw Irranca-Davies AM, the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care. The All Wales Induction Framework for Early Years and Childcare Workers aims to make sure that workers in…
Thousands of council workers have marched through Glasgow in a strike over equal pay which has shut hundreds of schools and affected home care services.More than 8,000 Unison and GMB members walked out on Tuesday in a 48-hour strike - believed to be the biggest of its kind.Around 12,500 workers,…
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