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Rotherham social services urge court ban on four men approaching teenage girl

25 August 2016 England

Rotherham social services urge court ban on four men approaching teenage girl

Social services staff want a High Court judge to intervene in a bid to protect a vulnerable teenage girl they say is being sexually exploited by four men. Lawyers representing council bosses in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, want a judge to order the men to stay...

Documents reveal official doubts over viability of seven-day NHS service

23 August 2016 England

Documents reveal official doubts over viability of seven-day NHS service

The NHS may lack enough key staff to make a seven-day service work properly, leaked Health Department documents reportedly reveal. The assessments, obtained by The Guardian and Channel 4 News, are said to show senior officials have voiced concern over the lac...

Hospitals told to reduce operations as RCN warn of 'drastic shortage' of nurses

22 August 2016 England

Hospitals told to reduce operations as RCN warn of 'drastic shortage' of nurses

Hospitals in England have been ordered to cut back non-urgent operations and cancel outpatient appointments in the run-up to Christmas in preparation for a possible winter crisis, official documents have disclosed. The move comes as the Royal College of Nursi...

Marie Stopes suspends abortion services amid CQC safety concerns

20 August 2016 England

Marie Stopes suspends abortion services amid CQC safety concerns

A family planning provider has suspended surgical abortions for girls under 18 and vulnerable women after safety concerns were raised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). A number of other services offered by Marie Stopes International (MSI) have also been h...

Councillors criticise national response to child refugees stranded in Calais

19 August 2016 England

Councillors criticise national response to child refugees stranded in Calais

Ministers and party leaders have been condemned by local politicians for a lack of leadership over the plight of lone child refugees during a visit to the sprawling Jungle migrant camp in Calais. Only a handful of lone refugee children have been brought to th...

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Hospital services could be shut down over workforce shortages, health expert warns

Hospital services could be shut down over workforce shortages, health expert warns

26 August 2016 England

There could be a "glut" of hospital services shut down, a health expert has warned. The NHS is under huge financial strain at the same time as grappling with workforce challenges - which could lead to some local hospital services bein...

Scottish Government announce public events to consult on mental health strategy

Scottish Government announce public events to consult on mental health strategy

25 August 2016 Scotland

The Scottish Government have announced a number of public events will be held so that people can give their views on a new plan to transform Scotland’s mental health. The events will take place in four venues around the country in Aug...

Hospital's A&E service for under-18s suspended as 'not clinically safe'

Hospital's A&E service for under-18s suspended as 'not clinically safe'

25 August 2016 England

A&E services at County Hospital in Stafford have been suspended for under-18s because "senior clinicians have advised that the service is not currently clinically safe". University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust brought the int...

Western Trust set to welcome 100 international nurses to fill recruitment gap

Western Trust set to welcome 100 international nurses to fill recruitment gap

25 August 2016 Northern Ireland

A potential 100 international nursing contracts will be offered to nurses from the Philippines and Italy to come and work in the Western Trust in Northern Ireland. An acute shortage of nurses in Northern Ireland has led to a regional ...

Services for severe mental ill health positive but more ambition required from providers

Services for severe mental ill health positive but more ambition required from providers

25 August 2016 Scotland

A new study by the Mental Welfare Commission found many positive aspects of care and support for people with severe and enduring mental ill health in Scotland who were in touch with community mental health services. Most people interv...

RCN warn 14% drop in school nurse numbers putting children at risk

RCN warn 14% drop in school nurse numbers putting children at risk

25 August 2016 England

A dip in the number of school nurses could be putting vulnerable children at risk, leading nurses have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said that school nurses play a "key role" in delivering essential sex and relationships ...

Charity warns hearing devices may fail if Government auctions radio frequencies

Charity warns hearing devices may fail if Government auctions radio frequencies

25 August 2016 England

A government auction of radio frequencies could render thousands of hearing aids and implants useless, a charity has claimed. The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) said the auction to mobile phone companies could leave an inadeq...

Rebecca Evans praises Flintshire healthcare project helping people stay independent

Rebecca Evans praises Flintshire healthcare project helping people stay independent

25 August 2016 Wales

Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has praised a rehabilitation project in Flintshire which helps people stay independent and saves the NHS money. Step-Up, Step-Down provides short stay beds to support peop...

OAP who killed wife in care home sentenced to six years in psychiatric hospital

OAP who killed wife in care home sentenced to six years in psychiatric hospital

25 August 2016 England

A pensioner who shot his 81-year-old wife dead at a care home has been sentenced to six years in a psychiatric hospital. Ronald King, 87, formed the "settled intention" to kill his wife Rita, whose dementia had worsened in the months ...

Inspectorate urge improvements in case reviews dealing with child deaths

Inspectorate urge improvements in case reviews dealing with child deaths

25 August 2016 Scotland

A new report looking at reviews into child deaths in Scotland has identified a number of areas for improvement. Significant case reviews (SCRs) are carried out when a youngster has died, been seriously harmed, or where they have been ...

Mental health of NI inmates better than English prisoners, 1980s files show

Mental health of NI inmates better than English prisoners, 1980s files show

25 August 2016 Northern Ireland

The mental health of prisoners in Northern Ireland in the 1980s was better than their counterparts in England and Wales, state files from 1989 have said. About two-thirds of inmates at that time had been charged with paramilitary offe...

SNP 'fully committed' to named person scheme as legislation halted for changes

SNP 'fully committed' to named person scheme as legislation halted for changes

25 August 2016 Scotland

The Scottish Government remains firmly committed to implementing the named person scheme as soon as practicable, John Swinney has said. The Deputy First Minister made the pledge as he confirmed the controversial provisions contained i...

Government announce first wave of successful bids to £15M mental health fund

Government announce first wave of successful bids to £15M mental health fund

23 August 2016 England

Forty-one projects will benefit from a share of £15 million to improve provision of mental health places of safety, the government announced today. The Department of Health funding is supporting the creation of new places of safety an...

87-year-old man held amid murder probe over care home woman's death

87-year-old man held amid murder probe over care home woman's death

23 August 2016 England

An 87-year-old man is being held on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 80s died at a care home. Detectives are investigating what happened at Poppyfields care home in Chapman Way, Eynesbury, near St Neots in Cambridgeshire. Off...

Care order only option as father advocated use of 'harmful alternative medication'

Care order only option as father advocated use of 'harmful alternative medication'

23 August 2016 England

A baby boy whose father advocates the use of "harmful alternative medication" should be taken into council care, a family court judge has decided. The man had sold Master Mineral Solution (MMS) as a treatment for cancer and autism, so...

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Research shines light on barriers men face as victims of domestic violence

28 July 2016 Education & Training

Research shines light on barriers men face as victims of domestic violence

A Teesside University academic is using her research to shine the spotlight on the sensiti...

Welsh health board issues warning over payments recruitment scam

16 August 2016 Wales

Welsh health board issues warning over payments recruitment scam

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board has issued a warning to job applican...

Disability charities urge end to funding uncertainty for supported housing

04 August 2016 England

Disability charities urge end to funding uncertainty for supported housing

Disability charities have urged ministers to "end the uncertainty" around future funding f...

Care Inspectorate publish new resource to support creative arts in care homes

26 July 2016 Scotland

Care Inspectorate publish new resource to support creative arts in care homes

Scotland's care homes are being encouraged to support older people to enjoy and participat...

Major inequalities faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare services

29 July 2016 England

Major inequalities faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare services

A report published today by the national deafblind charity, Sense, highlights major health...

Judge gives guidance on interpreting behaviour of elderly people with dementia

05 August 2016 England

Judge gives guidance on interpreting behaviour of elderly people with dementia

A judge has given guidance on how the behaviour of elderly people with dementia might be i...

Social worker serving 15 years over historic sexual conviction struck off register

11 August 2016 England

Social worker serving 15 years over historic sexual conviction struck off register

Social worker Bernard Waring has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council (...

Mencap urge Government address funding crisis in short breaks for disabled

22 July 2016 England

Mencap urge Government address funding crisis in short breaks for disabled

The Government is being urged to "address the crisis in local councils' funding" hitting d...

Child welfare expert accused of falsely claiming PhD from Stirling University

11 August 2016 Scotland

Child welfare expert accused of falsely claiming PhD from Stirling University

A child welfare expert accused of falsely claiming to be a doctor is facing a four-day dis...

Family, friends and work seen as having biggest impact on mental wellbeing

05 August 2016 England

Family, friends and work seen as having biggest impact on mental wellbeing

Nine in ten people say they are confident they know what it means to have good mental well...

Scottish Government set ambitious new targets to tackle child poverty

09 August 2016 Scotland

Scottish Government set ambitious new targets to tackle child poverty

Ambitious new targets which could reduce the number of children living in "persistent pove...

Scottish Government 'absolutely committed' to named person scheme

01 August 2016 Scotland

Scottish Government 'absolutely committed' to named person scheme

The Scottish Government has begun talks with public bodies and charities as it seeks to am...

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Webwatch: New app to help Scottish healthcare staff fight antibiotic resistance

23 August 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: New app to help Scottish healthcare staff fight antibiotic resistance

A groundbreaking new app to help healthcare staff tackle antibiotic resistance has been launched in Scotland. The app, which will b...

Webwatch: Behavioural Activation - Help test new online depression therapy

05 August 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Behavioural Activation - Help test new online depression therapy

People who are feeling low or depressed are being offered the opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a...

Webwatch - Dementia Citizens goes live with launch of new Apps

05 August 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch - Dementia Citizens goes live with launch of new Apps

Nesta, along with partners, the Department of Health, Alzheimer's Research UK, and Alzheimer’s Society, have this week announced the...

Webwatch: Your Options Understood - Independent advice to those living with a disability

29 July 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Your Options Understood - Independent advice to those living with a disability

Your Options Understood (Y.O.U.) is a resource that offers independent advice to those living with a disability, as well as parents ...

Webwatch: AUTOR - new technology to improve understanding for people with Autism

28 July 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: AUTOR - new technology to improve understanding for people with Autism

Innovative new technology is being developed by researchers to help people with autism read and understand text better. Figurative ...

Webwatch: Launch of Measures for Person Centred Coordinated Care

21 July 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Launch of Measures for Person Centred Coordinated Care

The first free and openly-available comprehensive data resource for international measures relating to patient experience and person...

Webwatch: Serious Case Reviews: briefings to support practice

06 July 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Serious Case Reviews: briefings to support practice

Research in Practice, working with the research teams at UEA and Warwick University, has launched a new open access website – Seriou...

Webwatch: Guidebook – Create a mobile app for your events and conferences

06 July 2016 Webwatch

Webwatch: Guidebook – Create a mobile app for your events and conferences

Organising and hosting events and conferences can involve a lot of administration. Conference programmes, and speaker and venue info...

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Engage: Why writing is my form of therapy

23 August 2016 Engage

Engage: Why writing is my form of therapy

Author, Will Green (35) is a former alcoholic and mental health sufferer who is passionate about raising awareness of mental illness. He talks to us about how he uses writing as a form of therapy. Writing had been suggested to me various times by therapi...

Engage: People feel more pain if they carry a sense of grievance – why?

16 August 2016 Engage

Engage: People feel more pain if they carry a sense of grievance – why?

We all experience the ups and downs of life sometimes. We might be treated badly by others or miss out on something we think we deserve, like a promotion at work. This can make us feel wronged, but we often get over it – or so you might think. In recent...

Engage: Listening to each other improves our lives at home and at work

15 August 2016 Engage

Engage: Listening to each other improves our lives at home and at work

In Scotland this year, 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children will experience a mental health problem. An experience of mental ill-health such as anxiety or depression  is not an unusual  reaction to life events and is being increasingly recognised as such. ...

Engage: Soon nurses will pay for their education – they should demand higher wages

15 August 2016 Engage

Engage: Soon nurses will pay for their education – they should demand higher wages

The NHS doesn’t have enough nurses, nor are enough being trained to meet future demand. And yet the government has confirmed it is scrapping nursing bursaries, which cover the cost of tuition fees. Instead, prospective student nurses, midwives and allied ...

Engage: Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?

03 August 2016 Engage

Engage: Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) published earlier this year estimated that delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital were costing £820m a year. In spite of many organisations across the country introducing various measures to ...

Engage: Coalition in call for new model of social care support in Scotland

03 August 2016 Engage

Engage: Coalition in call for new model of social care support in Scotland

Scotland’s social care support system increasingly risks cracking under the strain, as demand rises and funding fails to keep pace, to the potential detriment of thousands of disabled people and their families. Responding to these concerns, this week saw...

Engage: After this miserable and divisive campaign, we need to talk about immigration

20 July 2016 Engage

Engage: After this miserable and divisive campaign, we need to talk about immigration

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The weeks and months of highly spirited and at times rancorous political campaigning have shown just how deep the fissures that run through Britain really are. And the ultimate dividing line, the defining iss...

Engage: A perfect storm - the coming health and social care crisis for older people

06 July 2016 Engage

Engage: A perfect storm - the coming health and social care crisis for older people

The wrecking of fishing vessel Andrea Gail, immortalised in the film The Perfect Storm, was the result of ignorance of the nature and severity of the developing crisis, combined with bad judgements and risk taking by the captain and crew to maximise profi...

Engage: Time to celebrate nursing in social care

24 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Time to celebrate nursing in social care

Last Sunday I had the privilege of taking part in the Royal College of Nursing 100th anniversary Congress which was held in Glasgow for the first time. Together with the Director of the RCN in Scotland, Theresa Fyfe, and Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer,...

Engage: Funding cuts could leave victims of domestic violence with nowhere to go

24 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Funding cuts could leave victims of domestic violence with nowhere to go

Right across England and Wales, local councils have been coping with successive cuts to their budgets for the past six years. Between 2010 and 2015, cuts to local councils amounted to £18 billion in real terms, and a further £9.5 billion is expected to be...

Engage: It's not unusual? Developing social business models in Welsh health and social care

23 June 2016 Engage

Engage: It's not unusual? Developing social business models in Welsh health and social care

For over a decade, England has used social business models in health and social care as an attractive alternative to either state monopolies or privatisation. This includes the organisational models of social enterprise, co-operatives and micro enterprise...

Engage: Beastie Boy John Berry died of frontal lobe dementia – but what is it?

14 June 2016 Engage

Engage: Beastie Boy John Berry died of frontal lobe dementia – but what is it?

Professor Jan Oyebode looks at frontal lobe dementia, what it is, the symptoms and how it affects the individual and carers. John Berry, a founder member of the Beastie Boys, has died of dementia at the age of 52. Berry's father told Rolling Stone magazi...

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Eminent social work figure joins University of Huddersfield as Visiting Professor

17 August 2016

Eminent social work figure joins University of Huddersfield as Visiting Professor

A professor whose detailed investigation of social work education in the UK has influenced Government policymaking will now work closely with students and researchers at the University of Huddersfield. It was in 2013 that David Croisdale-A...

New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework launched

06 August 2016

New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework launched

Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have launched a comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators in England who work with people living with a learning disability. The Learnin...

Lancaster University leads scoping study into national family justice observatory

05 August 2016

Lancaster University leads scoping study into national family justice observatory

A scoping study, aiming to explore the feasibility of establishing a new national family justice observatory, is being led by a team from Lancaster University. The scoping study was commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation as part of its wo...

Research shines light on barriers men face as victims of domestic violence

28 July 2016

Research shines light on barriers men face as victims of domestic violence

A Teesside University academic is using her research to shine the spotlight on the sensitive subject of male victims of domestic violence. Dr Jessica McCarrick, a Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, thinks more should be done to sup...

Films and resources from workshop exploring digital tools in social work education

21 July 2016

Films and resources from workshop exploring digital tools in social work education

The Department of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Sussex recently hosted an innovative one-day workshop exploring the digital curriculum in social work education and practice. Funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund...

University in call for volunteers to participate in autism research study

20 July 2016

University in call for volunteers to participate in autism research study

Researchers from the University of Kent are seeking volunteers to take part in a study on autism that should shed new light on the condition.  Dr Toby Nicholson, of the University’s School of Psychology, is leading the research to compar...

New University building for psychology and autism research officially opens

20 July 2016

New University building for psychology and autism research officially opens

The University of Bath’s Department of Psychology are officially opening at their new 10 West building today. The building will provide space for the expansion of the Department of Psychology, including the new Centre for Applied Autism Re...

New research shows dogs significantly de-stress families with autistic children

20 July 2016

New research shows dogs significantly de-stress families with autistic children

Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, and ...

London social worker recognised for 31 year career with Honorary Degree

15 July 2016

London social worker recognised for 31 year career with Honorary Degree

A social worker of 31 years, has been awarded an Honorary Degree at Middlesex University’s graduation ceremony this week. Following a distinguished career in mental health, child protection and family intervention, Nikki Bradley's recognit...

Free four week falls prevention course aimed at anyone caring for elderly

15 July 2016

Free four week falls prevention course aimed at anyone caring for elderly

We have news of a free online course from Newcastle University which is sure to interest care home staff, home carers and anyone who cares for older people professionally or at home. The four week, “Ageing Well: Falls” course explores why ...

UEL researchers praise programme providing crucial support to suicidal people

13 July 2016

UEL researchers praise programme providing crucial support to suicidal people

A University of East London report has found that a unique pilot programme which offers people experiencing emotional distress or feeling suicidal, greatly improved the wellbeing of most clients. The report, by UEL’s Centre for Social Work...

New online course aims to empower workers to improve health and social care services

12 July 2016

New online course aims to empower workers to improve health and social care services

The University of Bath have announced a new free online course aiming to give people working in health and social care organisations the skills and confidence to improve the quality of healthcare provision. The six-week course is designed ...

Applications open for ethnic minority social care leadership programme

11 July 2016

Applications open for ethnic minority social care leadership programme

Skills for Care have announced they are now accepting expressions of interest for the Moving Up leadership programme, which is for black, Asian and minority ethnic social care leaders. Currently, the leadership profile of the social ca...

Sheffield Hallam researchers explore efficacy of palliative care in England

06 July 2016

Sheffield Hallam researchers explore efficacy of palliative care in England

A new report by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed that, despite an abundance of government recommendations on end of life care in England, there is uncertainty as to whether they have led to improvements in patient care. As the Go...

Report and materials from Westminster symposium on sexual violence available

06 July 2016

Report and materials from Westminster symposium on sexual violence available

On Friday 17 June, a one-day symposium, 'Sexual Violence Against Women: Voice and Representation', took place at the University of Westminster in London. Organised by Dr Georgina Colby, Lecturer in English, and Hannah Camplin, Le...

Stirling research study finds growing support for changes to electronic tagging

06 July 2016

Stirling research study finds growing support for changes to electronic tagging

Findings and recommendations released in a new report by University of Stirling criminologists, Professor Gill McIvor and Dr Hannah Graham, indicate support among criminal justice practitioners for key changes to the use of electronic monit...

Kent academics extend innovative Autism project to include entire family

01 July 2016

Kent academics extend innovative Autism project to include entire family

Following pioneering research using drama with autistic children, University of Kent experts are now expanding their work to include the whole family.  The work by the School of Arts Imagining Autism project is showing siblings how to r...

University of Gloucestershire to launch new BSc Honours degree in Nursing

01 July 2016

University of Gloucestershire to launch new BSc Honours degree in Nursing

The University of Gloucestershire is working with NHS Trusts in Gloucestershire to address nursing shortages by introducing a degree programme in Nursing from 2017. The Department for Health, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the Roya...

University of Derby Online Learning launch new short courses aimed at CYP professionals

29 June 2016

University of Derby Online Learning launch new short courses aimed at CYP professionals

Healthcare professionals from around the world wanting to develop their career can benefit from two short courses launched by University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL). The courses titled ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health’ and ‘Social P...

Plymouth to host workshop exploring self-criticism and compassion-focused therapy

29 June 2016

Plymouth to host workshop exploring self-criticism and compassion-focused therapy

A workshop exploring the many forms of self criticism and how new research could help people quieten its voice is taking place at Plymouth University this autumn. Hosted by the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences from 12-14 September, the...

York St John play to be showcased at national child safety conference

23 June 2016

York St John play to be showcased at national child safety conference

A play created by York St John University theatre lecturers is to be showcased at a national NSPCC conference this week in London. The production, by Senior Lecturers Rachel Conlon and Jules Dorey Richmond, raises awareness of child sexual...

Sunderland opens School of Nursing with new BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

20 June 2016

Sunderland opens School of Nursing with new BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

The University of Sunderland has announced the launch a new School of Nursing as well a new three-year BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice. The new School of Nursing will be housed within the University’s Sciences Complex, home of its resear...

Leicester approve new Distance Learning Postgraduate course in Diabetes Care

17 June 2016

Leicester approve new Distance Learning Postgraduate course in Diabetes Care

The University of Leicester has approved a new distance learning degree which will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to specialise in diabetes care. The Distance Learning PGCert/PGDip/MSc in Diabetes is being facilitated ...

North-East research in doubt unless male victims of domestic violence come forward

17 June 2016

North-East research in doubt unless male victims of domestic violence come forward

Valuable research at a North East university is in danger of not going ahead because of a lack of voices from a too often silent population. Male domestic violence is an issue that, as with any domestic violence, causes psychological harm ...

Survey identifies demand for Community Development for Social Work in Northern Ireland

15 June 2016

Survey identifies demand for Community Development for Social Work in Northern Ireland

A survey led by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Website (SHSCT) has identified demand and content for a Community Development Training Programme in the Professionals in Practice (PiP) Framework for Social Work. Community Developm...

Researchers explore benefits of spirituality helping the elderly overcome life transitions

15 June 2016

Researchers explore benefits of spirituality helping the elderly overcome life transitions

‌Old age can be a challenge, confronting people with profound changes that include the loss of loved ones, failing health and the looming end of their own lives. Can the experience be eased by mental health practitioners who use therapeutic...

LSBU to team up with hospice to offer new end-of-life care courses

13 June 2016

LSBU to team up with hospice to offer new end-of-life care courses

London South Bank University (LSBU) has teamed up with Saint Francis Hospice to offer new, part-time and full-time interdisciplinary postgraduate courses in palliative and end of life care. The new courses, starting September 2016, hav...

MS Society fund new research into the needs of carers of people with multiple sclerosis

10 June 2016

MS Society fund new research into the needs of carers of people with multiple sclerosis

The MS Society is to fund a new study into the needs of families and carers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the impact of MS on their lives. The study will be carried out by researchers at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh...

Study explores novel assessment tool for monitoring hydration in end of life care

10 June 2016

Study explores novel assessment tool for monitoring hydration in end of life care

In a UK first, researchers from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, based at the University of Liverpool, have utilised a novel assessment tool to help monitor the hydration levels of a critically ill patient with POEMS syn...

Poor basic care in developing world could create major ‘healthcare crisis’

10 June 2016

Poor basic care in developing world could create major ‘healthcare crisis’

A failure to implement robust primary healthcare systems could see the developing world combating a $21trillion healthcare crisis – equivalent to the GDP of the USA and UK combined. Stuart Telfer, Programme Leader of University of the West...

Lecturers 'no alternative' but to stage more strikes in pay dispute

10 June 2016

Lecturers 'no alternative' but to stage more strikes in pay dispute

Lecturers are to stage a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running row over pay. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will take action on separate days next week at the universities of Edinburgh, Kent, Sussex, Glasgow, West of S...

Universities to explore specific genetic variant known to increase dementia risk

08 June 2016

Universities to explore specific genetic variant known to increase dementia risk

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a team of UK scientists a £1.75m grant to study how a specific genetic variant known to increase risk for dementia affects the brain. The researchers – from Cardiff, Bristol and Oxford Uni...

New series of CPD courses on infant mental health launched at North-East conference

08 June 2016

New series of CPD courses on infant mental health launched at North-East conference

Almost 200 specialists from across the North-East have gathered at Northumbria University to find out about the support it can offer practitioners on issues surrounding infant mental health. The UK’s first Infant Mental Health Awareness we...

Liverpool host international workshop on different approaches to tackle population ageing

03 June 2016

Liverpool host international workshop on different approaches to tackle population ageing

The University of Liverpool is hosting an international workshop on ageing as part of a strategic collaboration between UK and Japanese academia and industry called RENKEI. Aimed at postgraduate researchers and research staff, ‘Living with...

Experts gather as St Andrews hosts European summit on Mental Health and Addictions

02 June 2016

Experts gather as St Andrews hosts European summit on Mental Health and Addictions

Experts from all over the world will gather for a major European conference on mental health and addictions at the University of St Andrews tomorrow (Friday 3 June 2016). ‘Emerging priorities in mental health and addiction: The Virtual Wor...

New research explores the benefits of psychological care in cancer patients

27 May 2016

New research explores the benefits of psychological care in cancer patients

Research undertaken at the University of Chester is leading the way in promoting the importance of looking after the psychological well-being of cancer patients, as part of their healthcare. Psychological distress is common, and understa...

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Resources: Finding Patience – New film puts spotlight on person-centred Dementia care

18 August 2016 Reports & Resources

Resources: Finding Patience – New film puts spotlight on person-centred Dementia care

A new film by Health Education England highlights the importance of person-centred care in enabling people in care homes to live well with dementia. ...

Research: Presentations from child sexual exploitation research forum

10 August 2016 Reports & Resources

Research: Presentations from child sexual exploitation research forum

Presentations from a recent University of Bedfordshire research forum on child sexual exploitation have been made available to download. The event ...

Research: Recruitment and retention in social care nursing (Scottish Care)

05 August 2016 Reports & Resources

Research: Recruitment and retention in social care nursing (Scottish Care)

Recruitment and retention difficulties have reached a critical point within the nursing home and the social care nursing sector. Why do nurses come in...

Report: Hidden effects - the health implications of CSE on parents

03 August 2016 Reports & Resources

Report: Hidden effects - the health implications of CSE on parents

A new report Evaluating the Health Implications of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) on Parents, commissioned by Pace (Parents against child sexual expl...

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Fife careers fair to showcase social care and support work opportunities

25 August 2016 New To Care

Fife careers fair to showcase social care and support work opportunities

If you live in the Fife area we have news of an event which will showcase career opportunities across social care and support organisations in the region. Taking pl...

Perth & Kinross Council information sessions on becoming a childminder

03 August 2016 New To Care

Perth & Kinross Council information sessions on becoming a childminder

Perth & Kinross Council's Early Education and Childcare Strategy Team have announced details of their 'Introduction to Becoming a Childminder' sessions for people co...

Case Study: Nigerian mum fulfils lifelong social work ambition

28 July 2016 New To Care

Case Study: Nigerian mum fulfils lifelong social work ambition

As the youngest of nine children Ola Tony-Obot was expected from an early age to learn a trade and forget her education. But refusing to give up on her ambitions, Ol...

Case Study: Social work degree helps Sussex student to give young disabled adults a voice

20 July 2016 New To Care

Case Study: Social work degree helps Sussex student to give young disabled adults a voice

“Having to learn on your feet how to communicate with someone who is non-verbal and can’t sign is a real challenge,” says Zoe Joyce, a 34-year-old mature student, wh...

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Employers urged to do more to help staff's mental health problems

27 July 2016 Career Advice

Employers urged to do more to help staff's mental health problems

Firms are being urged to do more to support workers with mental health issues after new research revealed that an increasing number of employees are s...

Firms being less strict about degree award when hiring, study shows

25 July 2016 Career Advice

Firms being less strict about degree award when hiring, study shows

Fewer firms are asking graduates to gain at least a 2:1 in their degree in order to be considered for a job. New research suggests that employers are...

8 reasons why you may be ready for a new direction

21 July 2016 Career Advice

8 reasons why you may be ready for a new direction

Sometimes the need for a career change pops up at very short notice and rather surprises us. Sometimes our need for a career change lingers for a long...

Tips on how to relieve workplace stress and improve relationships

01 July 2016 Career Advice

Tips on how to relieve workplace stress and improve relationships

Anyone who works in the care sector knows how serious their job can be and often times the idea of fun just doesn’t come into it. However, here Simon ...