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The Scottish Government have announced a new qualification for residential child care workers The Standard for Residential Child Care is the new benchmark which will underpin the development and delivery of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 9 qualifications for the residential child care workforce. The Scottish Social Services…
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The number of nurse training places will increase by 10% in 2016-17 as part of an £85m investment package by the Welsh Government in the next generation of healthcare professionals, the Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Nurse training places will rise by 135 in 2016-17 to…
The University of Derby’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled ‘Bridging the Dementia Divide’ is back by popular demand after the University received high levels of requests to run the course again. The MOOC was originally launched in July 2015 to tackle the Dementia 2020 Challenge set by Prime Minister…
When family difficulties mean that children are at risk of abuse or neglect and face being taken into care or becoming candidates for adoption, how can their fathers be brought back into the equation? Instead of being marginalised, might they be part of a solution? A conference at the University…
London South Bank University (LSBU) has accredited and helped develop three innovative new online courses in Obesity Care and Management, including the UK’s first completely online Masters degree in the field. The courses are being delivered by the College of Contemporary Health (CCH), which has been pioneering online university-level obesity…
A new professional watchdog for social workers will improve training and drive up standards, Nicky Morgan has declared. The new regulator will put the profession on a par with surgeons and lawyers, the Government claimed. Education Secretary Mrs Morgan said the measure was part of a package of "big and…
Michelle Brown, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Derby, has recently published a book to support healthcare and nursing professionals working in palliative and end of life care. The book, titled ‘Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare’, encourages reflection around healthcare and social care provision for all…
A university-developed alert system, designed to assess the needs of people caring for terminally ill loved ones, has featured prominently in the recently published National Institute for Health Research Better Endings report. The Carers’ Alert Thermometer (CAT), produced by researchers from Edge Hill University, is a simple screening tool which…
Skills for Health has added e-assessment modules to its e-learning courses to help organisations avoid unnecessary training. The stand-alone assessments are available for Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) subjects and will enable learners who believe they already have necessary knowledge of the subject area to demonstrate their prior learning via…
Scrapping grants for student nurses risks preventing the next Florence Nightingale or Edith Cavell from emerging, ministers have been warned. Labour's Wes Streeting, a former president of the National Union of Students, said it would be a "tragedy" if people were discouraged from emulating the notable nurses from Britain's history…
A pioneering scheme which aims to better equip future managers in social care, has been launched as a result of a collaboration between the South East Wales Social Care in Partnership (SCiP), the University of South Wales and the Care Council. The pilot ‘Step Up to Management’ course launched at…
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