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A hospice boss whose arrest cost the charity £100,000 in lost donations is facing jail after he admitted a long-running fraud. Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, 62, pleaded guilty to abusing his position as chief executive of Butterwick Hospice by using its credit card for his personal expenditure over nearly eight years. He…
A residential child care worker from Wrexham has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales fitness to practise hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired because of her misconduct. The hearing was told that Debra Lloyd was present when two young people…
NHS England is to pay damages to a GP whose privacy it breached by telling the BBC that she was under investigation. Its "wrongful and unlawful" statements had caused enormous distress and upset to Dr Rina Miah, who ran the Harbottle Surgery in Northumberland - the UK's most isolated rural…
The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) have produced a new video explaining their social media guidance for social service workers. There are many parts of the Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers that are relevant to social media. The video animation explains how workers can use the guidance to…
An adult care home manager from Torfaen has been suspended from working as a registered social care professional for one year after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired because of misconduct. Donna Priest was accused of failing to make sure the staff at the…
Parliament's Standards Commissioner has opened an inquiry into Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his failure to declare an investment in luxury flats for rent. Mr Hunt has already apologised for failing to declare a business interest with both Companies House and the parliamentary register of MPs' interests. But Commissioner Kathryn…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised after it was discovered he made errors over the purchase of plush flats on England's south coast. Mr Hunt said his failure to declare a business interest with both Companies House and the parliamentary register of MPs interests was down to "honest administrative mistakes"…
An investigation has been launched into Save the Children over concerns about charity's handling of allegations of misconduct and harassment against senior members of staff. The Charity Commission said it had opened a statutory inquiry into the how allegations of misconduct in 2012 and 2015 were dealt with and whether…
An adult care home manager who worked in Flintshire has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired as a result of a lack of competence and misconduct. Mrs Debbie Lloyd, who did not attend the…
Nurses and midwives could avoid public hearings into misconduct and escape sanction if they admit errors under controversial new plans by the industry watchdog. The proposals by the Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) council would see the vast majority of fitness to practice hearings being held behind closed doors. Speaking to…
The Scottish Government’s former childcare minister Mark McDonald has quit the SNP after a series of sleaze allegations were made against him. Mr McDonald (pictured) accepted his behaviour had caused “hurt and offence” to two women and offered them a “public and unreserved apology”. While the former minister said he…
A residential child care worker from Flintshire has been suspended from working as a registered social care professional for two years after Social Care Wales found his fitness to practise was impaired. Thomas Michael Jones was accused of behaving and speaking in an inappropriate manner towards two vulnerable young people…
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