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The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has launched a new Code of Professional Practice which sets the standards for all social workers and social care practitioners working in Wales and what is expected of them by employers, individuals receiving services and the public. It emphasises the importance of care professionals…
From April 2016 adult health and social care services will be delivered by a partnership between Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian. The aim of this integration is to provide a seamless service for patients and their families. The views given at local events helped shape the Strategic Plan. This plan…
A new, £20m-a-year Welsh Government fund will support people in their own homes and local communities, reducing pressure on hospitals, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The Welsh Government will invest a further £17.5m in the Intermediate Care Fund this year to continue projects which have proven…
A conference taking place in Belfast aims to provide a timely opportunity to discuss the future of health and social care provision in Northern Ireland. The event will take place on September 16 in central Belfast and bring together key policymakers, with stakeholders from across HSC services, private, and third-sector…
Labour's manifesto confirmed the party's pledge of a £2.5 billion "time to care" fund to boost spending on health, but did not match Conservative and Liberal Democrat promises to meet the full £8 billion budget shortfall identified by NHS England boss Simon Stevens. The party promised 20,000 more nurses, 8,000…
Adapting to the preventative agenda is one key challenge for the new integrated Health and Social Care Partnerships being established across Scotland. Their role is vital to the practical embedding of a preventative and anticipatory approach to the commissioning of services in future. Aiming to support this, the ALLIANCE has…
Adult social care sevices in the Scottish Borders have been transferred to an arm's length organisation in a bid to help save £5.6m over five years. The move will see around 800 staff moving to SB Cares who will now deliver homecare, residential care homes, extra care housing and day…
As part of their wider Improvement Plan, West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and Improvement & Efficiency West Midlands approached HSMC to work with them to look at the different approaches being taken across the West Midlands towards prevention and ways to support local communities. The resulting…
22 new projects across Scotland will share a slice of £400,000 funding from the Self Management IMPACT Fund to support new ways of working. This investment from the Self Management IMPACT Fund, administered by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), is made possible by the Scottish Government.…
Major changes to the social care system which come into place in England today are "built on sand" unless more funding is allocated, charities have warned. The Care and Support Alliance (CSA), a coalition of more than 80 charities, said the Care Act is a "bold attempt" to reform the…
The Scottish Government has launched a new version of the Self-directed Support (SDS) website. Self-directed Support allows people, their carers and their families to make informed choices on what their support looks like and how it is delivered, making it possible to meet agreed personal outcomes. SDS can be used…
London South Bank University's (LSBU) School of Health and Social Care has kicked off the first in a series of topical debates. The first debate covered a set of national nursing values known as the '6Cs' – Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment. The event was organised by Dr…

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