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A £10 million fund to increase the number of people receiving diagnosis and treatment at home will support the roll-out of new technology across Scotland’s NHS. In a speech at the Scottish Telehealth & Telecare Conference, Health Secretary Alex Neil said that the Technology Enabled Care programme will double the…
Face-to-face meetings can be hard on resources. Often there’s just not the time or the money to bring people together. This is especially true for those working in rural areas or those who need to communicate with others in regional offices. Therefore, people need to be more creative about how…
Within our daily lives, the use and availability of digital technologies is ever growing and in the delivery of social care, it is important to ensure the workforce is appropriately skilled to utilise the benefits technology has to offer to the sector. Skills for Care recently managed a research programme…
More than 12,000 individuals are making use of four free mobile apps launched by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) earlier this year. The free mobile apps were created to help individuals learn skills in Child Development, Domiciliary Care and Health & Safety in a Childminding Setting and were…
Annual reports on the research in order to improve equipment for disabled and older people. These reports provide information about the wide range of government funded projects supporting the development, introduction and evaluation of assistive technology that might increase the range of activities and independence or wellbeing of disabled and…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have developed a new YouTube channel designed to keep everyone up-to-date on sector developments. The latest video outlines who the CSSIW are, which care services they inspect, how you can report a concern and how you can get involved with their work.…
The Care Inspectorate and Citizens Advice Scotland have teamed up to ensure more people know how to access help when things go wrong in care services. The two organisations have developed an e-tool for advisers in citizens advice bureaux. This allows CAB advisors to gain a detailed understanding of how…
An innovation centre to test out new medical devices has been set up at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, in Clydebank. Individuals and organisations will be able to submit healthcare devices for review by experts, who will test their potential for use within the NHS. It is hoped the scheme…
The fourth day of Social Care Week aims to highlight good practice and continuous learning across the sector in Wales. Today will also see the launch of both an e-learning module for managers as well as a Safeguarding app to support people working and volunteering in social care and early…
Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) have bought 100 iPads as part of a pilot project aimed at boosting employee work capacity. A NCC employee working in adult social care, told the Nottingham Post,“There were times when I would travel from one case in Sutton-in-Ashfield back to the base in Arnold to…
Microsoft and children’s charity Barnado’s have pooled resources to create an app to protect children from sexual exploitation. The innovative app, called ‘Wud U?’, has been designed for education professionals to use in teaching children about potentially dangerous scenarios. The app poses situations in which a child may be at…
A new health "atlas" has for the first time revealed extraordinary patterns in disease across the country. The series of high resolution maps covering England and Wales show striking variations in the risk of cancer and other diseases in different areas. Lung cancer is far more common in the North…
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