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The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act renames the Care Council for Wales as Social Care Wales and gives the organisation new powers. As well as workforce regulation and workforce development, Social Care Wales will (in April 2017) be responsible for improvement across the social care sector -…
NICE has published a new guidance on inpatient transition between hospital and community settings. 'Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings' looks into the period before, during and after a person is admitted to, and discharged from, a mental health hospital. It aims to help…
Leading Scottish charity Quarriers has strengthened its board with the appointment of five new trustees following a recent recruitment campiagn. With backgrounds in finance, advocacy, social services, PR and property, the new members of the board are: Linda Bailey, CEO, Partners in Advocacy Marjorie Calder, Director, OceanBlue Consulting Alan Frizzell,…
From 1 November 2016 the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) will change the way they regulate social service workers from a misconduct model of regulation to a fitness to practise model. The key change is under the new model the focus will be on whether or not a worker’s fitness…
The outgoing boss of the heavily-criticised Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is still to be employed by the organisation in a new role - pulling in the same pay and benefits of around £240,000 a year. Katrina Percy announced her decision to stand aside as chief executive but she is…
Trello is a visual and easy to use project management tool that allows for collaboration. It’s free to set up so you can give it a go without investing a lot of time or any finance in it. If you think very visually it’s likely to appeal as it’s organised…
A heavily-criticised health trust has defended its payments of millions of pounds to consultancies run by professional contacts of under-fire chief executive Katrina Percy. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been the subject of independent government reviews since it was revealed it failed to investigate the unexpected deaths of hundreds…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has received the report from the Expert Panel, tasked with considering the reconfiguration of Health and Social Care in the north. Ms O’Neill said: “I would like to offer my thanks to Professor Bengoa and his colleagues for producing this report. These are important…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have announced details of two events to launch The Social Care Manager's Forum. With social care managers playing a key role holding responsibility for leading and delivering safe and effective social care services, a priority area of work for NISCC is to support…
A 2% council tax surcharge introduced by George Osborne last year to help pay for adult social care in England has failed even to cover the additional cost from the Chancellor's National Living Wage, according to a new report. The optional precept will raise less than two-thirds of the £600…
Skills for Care have announced they are now accepting expressions of interest for the Moving Up leadership programme, which is for black, Asian and minority ethnic social care leaders. Currently, the leadership profile of the social care sector does not reflect the diversity of British culture. Those in management positions…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have issued a reminder to supervisors in housing support and care at home services that they have until 31 December 2016 to apply to register with the SSSC and all supervisors must be registered by 30 June 2017. The above deadline only applies to…
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