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Social workers and health visitors are among the professionals starting a new course at the University of Stirling this month, in what they describe as the UK’s first postgraduate child welfare course. The postgraduate course in advanced practice skills in child welfare and protection has been developed by the University…
The Social Work Action Network (SWAN) have announced the guest speakers at their 10th annual conference entitled, The Politics of Hope: Fighting for the Future of Social Work. Gerry Mooney of the Open University and Amal Azzudin of the Glasgow Girls will address the conference at the University of the…
The National Skills Academy (NSA) for Social Care have announced a March start date for their Front-line Leaders programme. Front-line Leaders consists of 3 modules mapped to the Skills Academy’s Leadership Qualities Framework (LQF), to the latest CQC Essential Standards, and to the Skills for Care Manager Induction Standards (MIS).…
Today will see 100 health and social services professionals from all parts of the country graduate to become the latest additions to Scotland’s Dementia Champions Programme. The event at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh will start with a keynote address delivered by Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Shona Robison…
Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015

Webwatch - Skills for Health

Skills for Health has announced the launch of their new website which aims to increase ease of use and access for users. The site has had a total makeover using clear imagery and bold signposted sections to aid navigation and ensure users are directed easily and quickly to their area…
Why are children from poor neighbourhoods more likely to be subject to a child protection intervention than those living in better off areas? And is deprivation the primary cause? That is what a comprehensive new research programme involving seven UK universities aims to find out. The two year project will…
Northern Ireland's HSC Leadership Centre has published details of a regional management development programme for social work team leaders. 'Managing Effective Practice' will be taking place from February until June 2015 and the programme aims to: Develop Social Work Team Leader roles and build on existing management experience. Develop the…
Skills for Health has launched the revised National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Children & Young People’s Health Services. The Standards were revised by Skills for Health as part of a UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) funded project and were reviewed against their applicability for those working in Child…
Health and social care achieved the biggest growth in successfully completed qualifications of any vocational subject last year, according to new analysis of government data by Prestige Nursing and Care which indicates a rising level of skills among the UK’s care workforce. A record 917,840 health and social care qualifications…
Electronic learning (e-learning) could help millions of students to train as healthcare professionals across the globe, according to a new study. The research, commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and conducted by Imperial College London (ICL), set out to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning for undergraduate health professional education.…
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is planning to make changes to the titles of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). SQA Accreditation, which is part of the SQA, quality assures qualifications offered in Scotland by approving awarding bodies and accrediting their qualifications. They do this by checking awarding bodies and their qualifications…
The National Skills Academy for Health has launched a Dementia Resource Library for healthcare professionals who work with people with dementia and their carers. The Library contains hundreds of resources that have been collated from across the sector including articles, reports, videos, e-learning modules, webinar recordings and practical tools. Among…

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