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Vulnerable people living in care homes and their families will be better protected from unfair care home practices and secretive fees under new guidance published today. The guide, published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), sets out what providers should and should not be doing, to protect vulnerable older…
Thousands of patients are being denied prescriptions for cannabis despite the law change because of "botched and cruel" medical guidance, MPs have warned. Conservative former minister Sir Mike Penning was among those on Monday to say the material being relied on by the NHS is shutting down the fresh law.…
The Scottish Government has published guidance for businesses aimed at helping them identify and prevent human trafficking and exploitation.It calls on firms to carry out checks to ensure workers have access to their identification documents, and to provide employees with training to spot the signs of exploitation.Under the Modern Slavery…
Social Care Wales have issued a call for your views on changes to the practice guidance for social workers, social care managers and residential child care managers. The practice guidance describes the standards expected in every day practice and builds on the Code of Professional Practice for Social Care and…
New guidance has been issued to universities dedicated to the prevention of student suicide. It was launched in Sheffield at the Universities UK (UUK) annual conference where it was also announced that new guidance is being worked on for the disclosure of confidential data. At least 95 university students took…
Health workers should help people with sexually transmitted infections notify their partners about their condition, according to new official guidance. Helping people diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STI) inform their partners may stem the spread of infection, according to a new draft quality standard by the National Institute for Health…
Social Care Wales and WCVA have announced an updated version of their safeguarding awareness guide for training those who work with children and vulnerable adults. The 'All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness' pack, version 3, is now available on the Social Care Wales website. The pack is designed to be used…
Schoolchildren are to be given lessons in mental health and healthy living, it has been announced. Health education will be a mandatory part of the curriculum for all primary and secondary schools in England from autumn 2020, according to Department for Education (DfE) proposals. Under the plans, which are now…
The independent quality regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has published a new series of resources – ‘Learning from safety incidents’ – to help those in charge of running health and care organisations ensure the safety and well-being of people using their services. Developed to share common critical issues initially…
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 Excellence (Nice) published an updated guideline on dementia, but the Alzheimer's Society said it is "just a starting point". It is the first…
A new workbook to help professionals support children who have been trafficked or smuggled across borders has been published by the NSPCC. The free resource, which can be downloaded online, acts as a guide to help professionals such as social workers or mental health staff ask the right questions to…
New workplace guidance has been issued to help ensure businesses are following the law when managing staff who have a particular religion or belief. The conciliation service Acas suggested that religion is not mentioned in job adverts, and that workers do not miss out on promotion opportunities because of religious…
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