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Concerns are being raised by adult social care directors in England that they may not be able to meet the duties placed on them under the Care Act which comes into force next month. Meanwhile there’s a warning that the demands on the system to fulfil new rights for carers…
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).…
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…
Care Forum Wales (CFW) is hosting a series of 'Essential Update Seminars' for registered providers, registered managers and senior staff who are responsible for providing social care in Wales. These twice-yearly seminars provide delegates with an informative, focused and interactive day. The sessions are aimed at ensuring attendees are equipped…
A scheme to slash £1 billion from NHS costs by reducing unnecessary hospital visits for OAPs has been branded a "shambles" after a spending watchdog said it was unlikely even to achieve even a third of that saving. The National Audit Office (NAO) said a fundamental failure to plan properly…
The 2014 Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) Northern Ireland Conference is due to take place on Friday November 21 at Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey. The conference will focus on the reality of the everyday challenges facing health and social care managers in Northern Ireland to-day - to deliver an ambitious transformation…
The NHS in Scotland is facing significant pressures from increasing demand for services, while also striving to achieve challenging performance targets and working within tightening budgets. NHS in Scotland 2013/14, published today by Audit Scotland, reports on the performance of the health service and its plans for meeting future needs.…
By bringing together the work of leading international scholars in the field of care, this book aims to explore the nature and extent of the 'care deficit' problem in European societies and how effective the different care systems are in dealing with these problems through policy innovation. This volume combines…
A psychologist wept yesterday as she told an employment tribunal she thought about suicide because of bullying she allegedly suffered at work. Dr Hayley Dare has taken a case against West London Mental Health NHS Trust claiming she suffered detriment after whistleblowing over alleged poor patient care and bullying of…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new guidance about what they do when dealing with cases of absent and vacant managers. Legislation, practice and recent serious case reviews have recognised the critical importance of services being managed by suitably qualified and competent registered managers. Not having…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are looking for industry views on the level and credit of awards (qualifications) for managers and supervisors. This includes: care home services for adults care at home services adult day care services housing support services. The SSSC are carrying out this work to make…
The National Skills Academy for Social Care are currently recruiting for new Taster Sessions and the Open Access programme for Lead to Succeed, the first national training programme for care service managers. The programme has been designed to develop the leadership and managerial behaviours of Operational Leaders working in any…
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