Wales https://www.careappointments.co.uk Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:13:07 +0000 en-gb New action plan aims to transform dementia care in Wales https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43323-new-action-plan-aims-to-transform-dementia-care-in-wales https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43323-new-action-plan-aims-to-transform-dementia-care-in-wales New action plan aims to transform dementia care in Wales
Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has launched a new innovative action plan which aims to ensure people with dementia can live as independently as possible in their communities. The Dementia Action Plan aims to create new ways of caring, training and increasing the number of support workers, increasing rates of…
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Wales Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:47:40 +0000
Additional £10m allocated for social services in Wales to deal with winter pressures https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43308-additional-10m-allocated-for-social-services-in-wales-to-deal-with-winter-pressures https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43308-additional-10m-allocated-for-social-services-in-wales-to-deal-with-winter-pressures Additional £10m allocated for social services in Wales to deal with winter pressures
An additional £10m is being made available to local authorities in Wales to enable social services to support people in their homes and communities, Health and Social Services Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced. The Cabinet Secretary made the announcement ahead of a statement in the Assembly earlier today, in which…
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Wales Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:14:00 +0000
Statistics watchdog rebukes PM over her criticism of Welsh NHS https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43249-statistics-watchdog-rebukes-pm-over-her-criticism-of-welsh-nhs https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43249-statistics-watchdog-rebukes-pm-over-her-criticism-of-welsh-nhs Statistics watchdog rebukes PM over her criticism of Welsh NHS
Theresa May has been rebuked by the UK's official statistician over her criticism of the performance of the NHS in Wales. Mrs May went on the attack during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons last month with figures apparently showing that more than seven times as many patients…
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Wales Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:07:51 +0000
Merthyr Tydfil care worker removed from Register for placing young people at risk https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43239-merthyr-tydfil-care-worker-removed-from-register-for-placing-young-people-at-risk https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43239-merthyr-tydfil-care-worker-removed-from-register-for-placing-young-people-at-risk Merthyr Tydfil care worker removed from Register for placing young people at risk
A residential child care worker from Merthyr Tydfil has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers in Wales after a hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired. Barrie John Gilby was accused of failing to follow a child’s care plan by allowing unsupervised contact between the child…
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Wales Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:27:58 +0000
Health concerns see intimate piercing on under-18s banned in Wales https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43229-health-concerns-see-intimate-piercing-on-under-18s-banned-in-wales https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43229-health-concerns-see-intimate-piercing-on-under-18s-banned-in-wales Health concerns see intimate piercing on under-18s banned in Wales
Wales has become the first country in the UK to introduce a nationwide ban on the intimate piercing of under-18s. The law, which comes into force on Thursday, makes it an offence for piercing practitioners to arrange or carry out an intimate piercing on anyone aged under 18. There are…
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Wales Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:55:05 +0000
Innovative mental health therapy harnesses the natural beauty of Snowdonia https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43187-innovative-mental-health-therapy-harnesses-the-natural-beauty-of-snowdonia https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43187-innovative-mental-health-therapy-harnesses-the-natural-beauty-of-snowdonia Innovative mental health therapy harnesses the natural beauty of Snowdonia
An innovative programme run by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board is using the natural environment of the Snowdonia National Park to support people with complex mental health problems. The regular art therapy sessions held in the grounds of Moel y Ci Farm in the foothills of Snowdonia have been credited with…
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Wales Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:47:55 +0000
NHS Wales computer systems restored after technical glitch fixed https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43181-nhs-wales-computer-systems-restored-after-technical-glitch-fixed https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43181-nhs-wales-computer-systems-restored-after-technical-glitch-fixed NHS Wales computer systems restored after technical glitch fixed
NHS computer systems in Wales have been restored after a technical glitch left many staff unable to access them on Wednesday. The problem affected two data centres, according to the county's department of health. They added that there were no data security issues during the outage. The British Medical Association…
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Wales Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:55:28 +0000
Technical issue in NHS Wales computer systems being urgently investigated https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43173-technical-issue-in-nhs-wales-computer-systems-being-urgently-investigated https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43173-technical-issue-in-nhs-wales-computer-systems-being-urgently-investigated Technical issue in NHS Wales computer systems being urgently investigated
A suspected technical glitch has hit the NHS in Wales, leaving many staff unable to access computer systems. The problem is affecting two data centres, the county's department of health said, adding that it is being dealt with "as a priority". The British Medical Association (BMA) in Wales said it…
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Wales Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:31:06 +0000
Lack of Welsh Government action failing care home residents, report https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43162-lack-of-welsh-government-action-failing-care-home-residents-report https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43162-lack-of-welsh-government-action-failing-care-home-residents-report Lack of Welsh Government action failing care home residents, report
The Welsh Government has failed to take the action it promised in a number of key areas to drive up the quality of life of older people living in care homes in Wales, according to a new report published today by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales. The new report…
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Wales Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:52:16 +0000
Plan launched to improve respiratory health in Wales https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43147-plan-launched-to-improve-respiratory-health-in-wales https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43147-plan-launched-to-improve-respiratory-health-in-wales Plan launched to improve respiratory health in Wales
An updated plan to improve respiratory health in Wales has been launched today by the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething. It sets out the Welsh Government’s vision for respiratory services in Wales and identifies the actions the NHS in Wales will take in response. The plan will focus on delivering care…
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Wales Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:54:02 +0000
Expert panel report calls for different system of care for people of Wales https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43146-expert-panel-report-calls-for-different-system-of-care-for-people-of-wales https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43146-expert-panel-report-calls-for-different-system-of-care-for-people-of-wales Expert panel report calls for different system of care for people of Wales
Wales needs a different system which provides seamless health and care services – that’s the message from the independent review of Health and Social Care, chaired by Dr Ruth Hussey. The new report published makes a number of recommendations on how change to the system can be supported and explains,…
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Wales Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:15:16 +0000
Inspectorate in name change and update to website & social media channels https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43112-inspectorate-in-name-change-and-update-to-website-social-media-channels https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43112-inspectorate-in-name-change-and-update-to-website-social-media-channels Inspectorate in name change and update to website & social media channels
From today, the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) will be known as Care Inspectorate Wales or CIW. From now on, if you see the name ‘Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales’ or ‘CSSIW’, this should be read as ‘Care Inspectorate Wales’ or 'CIW'. Providers are advised that their…
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Wales Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:49:40 +0000
Welsh Government set to follow Scotland as it consults on smacking ban https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43080-welsh-government-set-to-follow-scotland-as-it-consults-on-smacking-ban https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43080-welsh-government-set-to-follow-scotland-as-it-consults-on-smacking-ban Welsh Government set to follow Scotland as it consults on smacking ban
People in Wales are set to be asked their views on the Welsh government's plans to ban the smacking of children. If implemented, the ban would make Wales the second area of the UK to end the physical punishment of children after the Scottish Government announced its plans to remove…
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Wales Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:29:06 +0000
Plaid MP bids to stop stalkers using courts to cause further distress to victims https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43002-plaid-mp-bids-to-stop-stalkers-using-courts-to-cause-further-distress-to-victims https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43002-plaid-mp-bids-to-stop-stalkers-using-courts-to-cause-further-distress-to-victims Plaid MP bids to stop stalkers using courts to cause further distress to victims
New powers are needed to stop stalkers and domestic abusers using courts as a "cynical and calculated" way to cause further distress to their victims, MPs have heard. Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville Roberts (pictured) said courts should be able to dismiss "meritless applications" where their purpose is to "harass or…
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Wales Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:57:04 +0000
Man convicted of murdering adopted daughter appeals for funds to 'prove innocence' https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43000-man-convicted-of-murdering-adopted-daughter-appeals-for-funds-to-prove-innocence https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/43000-man-convicted-of-murdering-adopted-daughter-appeals-for-funds-to-prove-innocence Man convicted of murdering adopted daughter appeals for funds to 'prove innocence'
A fundraising appeal has been launched to help pay for the legal costs of a part-time fitness instructor who claims he was wrongly convicted of murdering his adopted baby daughter. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 18 years after being found guilty…
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Wales Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:30:34 +0000