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More than a quarter of adults have been diagnosed with a mental illness at some point during their lifetime, with a fifth reporting depression, figures show. New data from the Health Survey for England (HSE) found 26% of more than 5,000 adults surveyed said they had been diagnosed with a…
The Health Literacy Place website supports health and social care staff across Scotland to collaborate with patients, service-users and carers, to enable them to navigate services, and access and understand information about their health and wellbeing. It provides staff with tools, techniques, learning resources and evidence to help them work…
Almost half of inpatients (1,450 or 48 per cent) with learning disabilities in specialist inpatient units on 30 September 2015 were also receiving inpatient care at the time of previous census collections dating back to 2013. This finding comes from the third annual Learning Disability Census, published by the Health…
Sustaining the number of registered adult care home managers in Wales could become a further issue in the long-term due to a combination of factors, the most recent profile report on the profession has shown. The 2015 profile report of adult care home managers in Wales is now available on…
Social Care Services, Scotland, 2015 presents the latest national figures for Social Care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland. These services give people the support, practical help and personal care that they need to live as independently as possible in the community. The introduction of Self-directed Support…
This year, for the first time, every council in England has statistics on record about the number of autistic adults using its social care services. Councils have to report each year on the needs of those they support, and this data is collected across England. The 2014-15 data, published this…
The Care Inspectorate has today published its annual report on early learning and childcare provision in Scotland. The figures show how, where and to whom early learning and childcare is provided. The report looks at both childminders operating in their own home, and day care services including nurseries, playgroups, out…
More than 1,000 women have been seen by the NHS in a three-month period after having their genitals mutilated, new figures show. The NHS is recording data on female genital mutilation (FGM) for the first time, including women attending hospitals, GP surgeries and mental health centres. For the quarter April…
This Department of Health consultation seeks views on the responsibilities of the statutory National Data Guardian for health and social care. The responses will form a major part of the development for more detailed proposals to establish the National Data Guardian for health and social care on a statutory footing.…
Sensitive personal information has been lost or stolen in thousands of data breaches by councils, new research reveals. In one case a social worker left papers containing confidential records about children and information linked to sex offenders on a train. Another saw a CCTV operator use cameras to watch a…
A new conference will examine the data sharing and data safety challenges faced by NHS Boards and Councils in Scotland as they prepare for the integration of health and social care. The conference will take place in Edinburgh (venue to be confirmed) on October 6 and will feature a keynote…
A new survey has found 84% of staff working in children’s services say that achieving efficient data sharing between multi-agency teams is one of the greatest technological challenges for social care. The survey, which was recently carried out by Capita One, also revealed that 64% of children’s services staff think…
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