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Health care staff in Northern Ireland are uncertain and concerned about the ability to retain and hire EU colleagues post-Brexit. Nurses and doctors who live across the Irish border but currently work in the region are "anxious" and want reassurance, the findings of a workforce engagement exercise found. The feedback…
Following the success of last year’s Local Investment Programme, NHS Digital and the Local Government Association have announced new funding for digital pilots that benefit people who access adult social care and improve services. A share of the £1m funding, provided by NHS Digital and managed by the LGA, with…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has launched its new Induction Programme for Social Care Workers, which will replace the 2007 Induction Standards.The programme is aligned to the Standards of Conduct and Practice and will help and support new staff better understand their role, help build their confidence and…
The Department of Health has released details of a series of important initiatives being funded under the £100m Health and Social Care transformation fund in Northern Ireland. The planned package of investments for 2018/19 includes £15m for enhancing primary care – care which is largely provided from GP practices. This…
Adult social care in England is in a "precarious state", MPs have warned. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the system is underfunded while the workforce is "suffering from low pay, low esteem and high turnover of staff". MPs also raised concern over growing levels of unmet need. The report…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has supported calls to build sheltered accommodation on hospital sites. Veteran Labour MP Mike Gapes made the suggestion after telling ministers there were currently 1.2 million older people with "unmet social care needs". The Ilford South MP, speaking during health questions in the Commons, said: "Isn't…
Ministers have been accused of breaking their promise to cut the numbers of children being "farmed out" to children's homes huge distances from where they were brought up and live. Labour MP Ann Coffey (pictured) will use a parliamentary debate to highlight evidence that a "sent-away generation" is in danger…
Schwartz Center Rounds® were created from an idea by Kenneth B. Schwartz - who passed away in 1995 from lung cancer, aged 40. A few months before Kenneth B. Schwartz passed away, Schwartz wrote an essay about the feelings of receiving compassionate care and shared this experience suggesting that everyone…
Two severely disabled men have begun a High Court challenge against the Government's controversial Universal Credit benefits scheme, which they say has left them unable to meet many of their basic needs. Their lawyer told a judge in London on Tuesday that a "significant" drop in monthly income was having…
Ninety percent of councils have cut funding to weight management, sexual health and addiction services in a bid to save cash, according to new research. Some areas are scrapping the services altogether, a survey of 80 councils found, leaving GPs to try to cover the gaps. Doctors have warned that…
A follow-up review of services for children and young people in South Ayrshire has said 'encouraging progress' is being made across the region. In the review published today, the Care Inspectorate said they were confident the findings of the earlier inspection were taken “very seriously” and that the South Ayrshire…
An inspection of Adult Services at Powys County Council has 'identified significant areas for improvement' outlined in a Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) report published today. The inspection, which took place in January, looked at how adults, their families and carers access information advice and assistance services and are supported and…
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