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In 2014 the Health & Care Professions Council launched myHCPC, a mobile app for registrants. Its aim was to let you carry round everything about HCPC in your pocket – from standards to CPD advice. HCPC say the app could make a difference to the lives of hundreds of registrants,…
Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have today announced a new End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework, with the aim of providing tailored, high-quality care and support to patients with advanced incurable illness and their families. Health Education England commissioned Skills for…
The University of Sussex has teamed up with East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton to launch a new teaching partnership. The South Coast Regional Centre for Education (SCRC), which has secured funding from the Department for Education, focuses on delivering excellent social…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has announced a five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) starts this month. The study will explore how new social workers develop in their early careers and the SSSC are asking all NQSWs who registered in 2016 to fill…
Skills for Health, Health Education England, and Skills for Care have announced the launch of a new Core Skills Education and Training Framework for the mental health workforce, with the aim of increasing the quality and consistency of care in mental health services. The Department of Health commissioned the framework…
Skills for Care are encouraging large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships to apply to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) to help develop the skills and knowledge of their workers. WDF has already helped thousands of employees towards the costs of workers completing adult social care qualifications…
A new academy of excellence in Nottingham is the latest social work teaching partnership to get underway as it looks to continue to “raise the quality” of trainees and teaching. The D2N2 Teaching Partnership’s Social Work Academy will bring together six regional social work employers and Nottingham’s two universities. Nottinghamshire…
In late 2016, new plans for the Welsh healthcare landscape were announced by Qualification Wales and The National Assembly for Wales' Children, Young People and Education Committee. These detailed the introduction of new qualifications and a consultation looking at the first 1000 days of a child's life. The first 1,000…
Social work is characterised by its ability to see the individual within the context of their family, their community and the wider society. Legal knowledge and an ability to understand how and when to intervene are both necessary and appropriate in forensic settings. This makes social work an essential element…
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething AM is today launching a new training resource that will help provide better, more consistent care and support for people with dementia in Wales. 'Good Work: A Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales' has been developed in partnership by the…
Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced his intention to establish a new body to oversee strategic workforce planning, workforce design and education commissioning for NHS Wales. The working title for this organisation will be Health Education Wales (HEW). The announcement is the culmination of the work taken forward through…
The Continuing Professional Education and Learning Framework (CPEL Framework) for social workers in Wales is beginning to have a positive impact on practitioners’ skills and knowledge, according to a new independent evaluation report published by the Care Council for Wales. However, the report also found that heavy workloads are making…
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