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The Welsh Government is holding a consultation on changes it is planning to make to improve the quality of domiciliary care in Wales to improve the retention and recruitment of staff. Domiciliary care is an essential part of the care and support system. It helps to make sure people’s needs…
BASW is seeking practitioners' views on one of the biggest issues facing social workers in England today – the integration of health and social care. The Association wants the voice of social workers to inform a policy position on this transformational reform to service delivery. The key aim of the…
A consultation seeking views on a new definition of child sexual exploitation has been launched by the Government. There are currently a number of definitions of child sexual exploitation in use by voluntary organisations and agencies. and this has led to some confusion and additional challenges for practitioners working with…
Health Education England (HEE) is inviting healthcare employers, nurses, care assistants, health commissioners and other stakeholders to take part in a consultation on the design of a new nursing support role. Health Minister Ben Gummer, who announced the plan to create a new nursing support role in December, said: “Provisionally…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation. CQC has changed the way it works over the past three years and in its consultation document Shaping the future, published today, it sets out a vision…
The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) and Public Health Agency (PHA) want to hear about your experiences to help shape how care is delivered in Northern Ireland. 10,000 Voices is a PHA initiative which gives people an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences of accessing Health and Social…
Improving mental health services are among the Welsh Government’s key priorities over the next three years, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford announced today as he launched the formal consultation on the phase two delivery plan for Together for Mental Health. Together for Mental Health, the Welsh Government’s 10-year…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Simon Hamilton has launched a public consultation on reform of Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care system. The Minister said: "On 4 November I outlined wide-ranging, ambitious and radical plans for transforming our health and social care system. The proposed changes seek to radically reduce bureaucracy…
The Care Council for Wales (CCW) is consulting on draft guidance for professional duty of candour which sets out that every member of the workforce should be accountable for the quality of their work. This new inclusion to the CCW Code of Professional Practice for Social Care states for the…
CoramBAAF is consulting on a draft position statement about the future of fostering in England and would like the views of members, foster carers and those with experience of being fostered. The issues are set out in a draft position statement and an accompanying discussion paper on permanent fostering. Since…
A consultation has been launched on the draft human rights and wellbeing principles that underpin the development of new National Care Standards for health and social care services in Scotland. The National Care Standards aim to help everyone understand what they should expect when they access health and social care…
Siobhan McMahon MSP has launched a consultation on the abolition of non-residential social care charges. At present, local authorities across Scotland are able to charge for a range of non-residential social care services, which has a significant impact on the ability of many older and disabled people to enjoy their…
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