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The NHS's longest serving chief executive has been placed on extended leave after an investigation was launched into "a number of very serious issues". Sir Leonard Fenwick, who has run the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 40 years, was forced out in January after the inquiry began.…
As the youngest of nine children Ola Tony-Obot was expected from an early age to learn a trade and forget her education. But refusing to give up on her ambitions, Ola set herself on a path that saw her pick up a First Class degree in Health and Social Care.…
A man in his 20s who features in a large-scale police investigation into child sexual exploitation twice made a teenager pregnant, a family court judge has been told. The teenager, now 17, had become pregnant at 15 and given birth to a boy at 16, Judge Simon Wood heard. She…
Failing children's services that are putting the lives of young people at risk will now be taken over by other councils and charities, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. Powers to trigger emergency inspections of social services departments following complaints from whistle-blowers or evidence of poor leadership are also set…
Researchers are spearheading a unique project to change the behaviour of teenagers and prevent them getting into dangerous situations as a result of alcohol. Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Professor of Alcohol and Public Health Research at Teesside University's Health and Social Care Institute, is leading the project after securing a £866,000 grant…
Age UK North Tyneside has announced the launch of EveryDay – the new name of its professional independent care at home company – an enterprise which helps people keep their independence and stay at home for longer. EveryDay will offer its care and support services to anyone over the age…
Ofsted has published the findings of a report into Sunderland City Council’s Children’s Services and Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) following an inspection carried out in May this year. The report found the council to be inadequate across a range of services including child protection, adoption, and children in care.…
The first National Skills Academy for Health Care Certificate Assessor training courses, in London on 25 June 2015 and Newcastle on 14 July 2015, are now available for booking. The one-day Care Certificate Assessor training course will enable participants to develop the knowledge and confidence to successfully undertake their role…
Newcastle University, in partnership with mental health charity, Moving Forward Newcastle, has launched a new educational film about shared decision making (SDM) in mental health care. The launch at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle was introduced by NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health, Dr Geraldine Strathdee. Created in partnership…

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