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Marie Curie is calling for healthcare professionals to receive further training and development in palliative care to ensure that everyone with a terminal illness gets the care and support that they need. In a new report, ‘Triggers for Palliative Care’, the charity shows there is limited understanding of what palliative…
David Cameron has clashed with nursing leaders over claims that the profession faces a recruitment crisis. The outgoing chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Dr Peter Carter has warned that the NHS faces bankruptcy as nurses are "ground down" by working conditions and poor pay. He also…
An online introductory child protection course for anyone who works with children in Scotland has been launched by the NSPCC. You will gain the skills you need to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with. Working at your own pace, this introductory online training course will…
Skills for Health have announced a number of new Clinical/Care subjects have now been added to the UK Core Skills Training Framework. Nine new subjects are now covered including Your Healthcare Career, Duty of Care, Person-centred Care, Communication, Consent, Privacy and Dignity, Fluids and Nutrition and Dementia Awareness, as well…
A new range of resources developed as part of the ‘Working Together, improving end of life care through better integration’ project has been launched to encourage people to talk about end of life care. The project developed in partnership with Skills for Health, Skills for Care and the National Council…
Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency (PHA) in partnership with the Western Health and Social Care Trust is encouraging people to take up opportunities for training in emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention that are currently available in the Western Trust area. Brendan Bonner, PHA Head of Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement…
The safety of elderly and disabled people who rely on homecare is being put at risk because staff are receiving inadequate training, according to a UNISON study. This survey of more than 1,000 care workers employed by councils and private firms across the UK, found that staff are increasingly being…
A trio of young care workers have celebrated the successful completion of a yearlong apprenticeship scheme which has given them the skills to pursue a career in care. Qualifying through through the 'Care Academy', an initiative run by their employer, The Abbeyfield Kent Society, the girls went on the record…
Care Forum Wales's group lead on dementia, Stephen Ford, is offering members the chance to attend one of two free dementia awareness training seminars in May. The seminars will include a mixture of information, myth-busting and role-play activities as well as updates on the latest information and research available. The…
The Minister for Health and Social Services, Professor Mark Drakeford, has issued a written statement on plans for the Care Council for Wales to be transformed into a new body, Social Care Wales (SCW). SCW will have improved powers and is set to begin its work in April 2017. An…
Many paid staff in carers centres, condition specific organisations and statutory bodies support carers negotiating with ‘the system’. However, competing demands and conflicts of interest can limit the scope of how much a paid worker can represent a carer. With these issues in mind, Carers UK have developed this worker’s…
The son of a 100-year-old great grandmother who died after falling out of a body sling that her two carers were not trained to use called on the Government and care homes to drive up standards of care for Britain's ageing population. John Ward, 65, whose mother May Ward died…
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