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A joint inspection of services for older people in East Lothian has highlighted areas of good performance and also made recommendations where improvements can be made. The report follows a joint inspection by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland which looked at how well the health and social work…
A new ovarian cancer centre named in honour of a woman killed by the disease at the age of just 34 will investigate ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. Nicola Murray, a speech and language therapist from Dunfermline, Fife, died less than four months after her diagnosis with an aggressive…
The outstanding achievement of social workers in Scotland was recognised when Children and Young People Minister Aileen Campbell presented the SASW Social Work Awards last night in Edinburgh. The annual Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) awards, which were fittingly held on World Social Work Day, attracted an audience of…
A nursery in Bathgate has been praised by the Care Inspectorate for delivering excellent care to children. The Bathgate Early Years Service, which provides care for up to 76 children, was rated ‘excellent’ by inspectors for the third inspection in a row. In their latest inspection report, inspectors noted: “A…
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport, Shona Robison MSP, has been confirmed as keynote speaker of a conference exploring the care of older people in Scotland. The 'Care of Older People in Scotland: 4th Annual Conference' will take place at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on March 3, 2016. The…
George Clooney has swapped the glitz and glamour of Hollywood for a humble sandwich shop which helps the homeless. Rather than the red carpet, he walked the cobbles of Edinburgh's Rose Street to visit a Social Bite cafe, where he met staff who were once homeless but now have jobs…
An expert board tasked with combatting violence against women and gender inequality has met for the first time this week. In a significant step in taking forward the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling violence against women and girls, the Violence Against Women and Girls Joint Strategic Board (JSB) represents 16…
Young cancer patients in Scotland could be missing out on experimental treatments, with research showing less than a third of clinical trials are available north of the border. Researchers in Edinburgh found there were 534 trials for new treatments in the UK which were suitable for 16 to 24-year-olds, but…
A police investigation has been launched after a 98-year-old woman was seriously injured at a Edinburgh care home. The woman, who is a resident at Strachan House in the Blackhall area of the capital, was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries on Sunday. Police were called to the home,…
Sir Chris Hoy let his arms rather than his legs do the work as he started a climb to launch a mental health initiative. Britain's most successful Olympian was at Edinburgh's International Climbing Arena to support the charity SAMH's Give Mental Health a Sporting Chance programme. The project aims to…
A two year collaborative project has shown that educating autism practitioners in vision awareness has increased access to eye care and improved day-to-day support services for people with autism and sight loss. The Autism and Sight Loss project is a collaborative project between the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind…
The biggest gathering of social workers in Europe has taken place in Edinburgh this week with delegates from 40 countries gathering to discuss how best to support people and communities in a changing landscape across the continent. The European refugee crisis, climate of austerity, moves towards privatisation of services and…
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