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Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

Webwatch - Pearltrees

Pearltrees is a creative and visual way to save and manage your favourite websites or ‘pearls’ as they are known. ‘Pearls’ - websites, files, photos and notes - can be saved and organised into what’s known as ‘pearltrees’. These ‘trees’ can be created and organised around subjects of interest. For…
New NISCC mobile Apps to support learning in Child Development 7-12 Years and Domiciliary Care are available now to download free for Apple and Android. The Apps aim to support required workplace training. Every year workers complete mandatory and workplace training and if they are not immediately putting this training…
Skills for Care is backing a new strategy that aims to help adult social care employers support 1.5 million workers to use Electronic Assistive Technology (eAT) in their work. For social care staff, people who use services and carers there has been a huge increase in the use of the…
A brand new app to support Northern Irish staff working in childminding settings has been launched. The app,'Health and Safety in the Childminding Setting', has been developed in partnership with NICMA, the Childminding Association and NI Childcare Partnerships. It is designed to provide Childminders in Northern Ireland with the resources…
A new initiative has been launched to give care workers in Wales the skills and confidence to use pioneering electronic technologies in their jobs. The initiative is aimed at enabling the social care workforce to make the best use of electronic assistive technology when assisting those who need their support.…
A new interactive version of the induction framework for care workers is now available. The desk-based app allows workers to record the learning achieve during their first 12 weeks of employment and it sets out the standards expected of social care workers. The social care induction framework app has been…
Tech firm, TotalMobile, is launching a series of social care seminars in March, looking at how advances in mobile technology can benefit social care workers and service users. The first of the road shows will take place on 12 March 12 in the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer St. London, followed…
A free appointment reminder/confirmation service has been introduced to combat 50,000 hospital appointment slots being wasted. The Belfast Trust makes over 500,000 new and review outpatient appointments per year across its acute hospital sites. In 2012 – 2013 the percentage of patients who did not attend (DNA) for their appointment…
Carers UK has made a pioneering move into the app market with the launch of Jointly – a tool to help families manage care for loved ones alongside increasingly complex lives. A​cross the UK there are 6.5 million carers – half juggling care with work, a third caring for older…
The safe administration of medicine is a key area of concern for care and support services across Scotland. This is reflected in the National Occupational Standards and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) for social services and healthcare, and in the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s (SQA) Health and Social Care: Administration of Medicine…
The interim report of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s inquiry into spreading the benefit of digital participation in Scotland – published on 4 December 2013 – calls on the Scottish Government to recognise that every individual has an undeniable right to digital inclusion and for steps to be taken to…
A pilot scheme is being launched to test new ways of delivering healthcare in remote areas of Scotland.
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