Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:45:26 +0000 en-gb Homeless man who guarded open car 'overwhelmed' by £8,000 raised for him online http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43032-homeless-man-who-guarded-open-car-overwhelmed-by-8-000-raised-for-him-online http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43032-homeless-man-who-guarded-open-car-overwhelmed-by-8-000-raised-for-him-online Homeless man who guarded open car 'overwhelmed' by £8,000 raised for him online
A homeless man who stood guard by an open car to make sure a handbag and money was not stolen has been overwhelmed by a campaign that has now seen more than £8,000 raised for him. James McGeown noticed that John McMonagle had left the window down of his car…
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Scotland Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:26:50 +0000
Child abuse helpline referred over 250 calls to Police Scotland in last year http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43031-child-abuse-helpline-referred-over-250-calls-to-police-scotland-in-last-year http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43031-child-abuse-helpline-referred-over-250-calls-to-police-scotland-in-last-year Child abuse helpline referred over 250 calls to Police Scotland in last year
A child abuse helpline referred more than 250 calls to police in Scotland over the last year. NSPCC Scotland revealed 265 cases were passed on to authorities in 2016/17, up from 187 in the previous year. There were also a further 167 contacts where helpline staff gave advice about sexual…
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Scotland Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:07:11 +0000
MSPs scrap deadline for named person policy decision http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43016-msps-scrap-deadline-for-named-person-policy-decision http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43016-msps-scrap-deadline-for-named-person-policy-decision MSPs scrap deadline for named person policy decision
MSPs have agreed to remove a deadline for key legislation for the Scottish Government's controversial named person policy. The unanimous decision scrapping the need for the first phase of Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill to be considered by Parliament by December 22, paves the way for a…
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Scotland Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:27:25 +0000
Charities warn of undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43011-charities-warn-of-undiagnosed-mental-health-conditions-caused-by-loneliness http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43011-charities-warn-of-undiagnosed-mental-health-conditions-caused-by-loneliness Charities warn of undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness
Around 120,000 older Scots could be living with undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness and isolation, charities have warned. A quarter of people aged over 65 experience depression when they feel lonely, leading to other problems with anxiety in some cases. The Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland said…
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Scotland Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:57:38 +0000
Holyrood MSPs told £1bn in extra funding needed to sustain care home sector http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43009-holyrood-msps-told-1bn-in-extra-funding-needed-to-sustain-care-home-sector http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43009-holyrood-msps-told-1bn-in-extra-funding-needed-to-sustain-care-home-sector Holyrood MSPs told £1bn in extra funding needed to sustain care home sector
Scotland's care sector needs an extra £1 billion of funding, MSPs have heard. Donald Macaskill, Scottish Care chief executive, told a Holyrood committee the cash was a "conservative" estimate of the extra money required in the next three years, with more than £300 million expected to be needed next year.…
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Scotland Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:22:53 +0000
Attack by nun did not cause death of boy at orphanage, abuse inquiry told http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43003-attack-by-nun-did-not-cause-death-of-boy-at-orphanage-abuse-inquiry-told http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/43003-attack-by-nun-did-not-cause-death-of-boy-at-orphanage-abuse-inquiry-told Attack by nun did not cause death of boy at orphanage, abuse inquiry told
A young boy at an orphanage in the 1960s did not die as a result of an attack by a nun, an inquiry has been told. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry heard that Samuel Carr died of a brain haemorrhage at the age of six following an E.coli infection, which…
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Scotland Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:00:25 +0000
Campaigners 'hugely concerned' as Scots cancer patients continue to wait too long http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42999-campaigners-hugely-concerned-as-scots-cancer-patients-continue-to-wait-too-long http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42999-campaigners-hugely-concerned-as-scots-cancer-patients-continue-to-wait-too-long Campaigners 'hugely concerned' as Scots cancer patients continue to wait too long
The NHS continues to miss key cancer waiting times, as new figures showed a third of patients in one health board area had to wait more than two months for treatment to get underway. NHS data showed that from July to September 87.2% of all cancer patients across Scotland started…
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Scotland Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:01:08 +0000
Care Inspectorate call for improvements despite positive end of life care report http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42998-care-inspectorate-call-for-improvements-despite-positive-end-of-life-care-report http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42998-care-inspectorate-call-for-improvements-despite-positive-end-of-life-care-report Care Inspectorate call for improvements despite positive end of life care report
Three key standards for looking after people with dementia are only "adequate or less" at almost four out of 10 care homes, a report by inspectors revealed. Overall the Care Inspectorate found that more than half of the 145 homes it examined were "performing at a good or better level…
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Scotland Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:52:56 +0000
New drug to treat breast cancer approved for NHS use in Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42992-new-drug-to-treat-breast-cancer-approved-for-nhs-use-in-scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42992-new-drug-to-treat-breast-cancer-approved-for-nhs-use-in-scotland New drug to treat breast cancer approved for NHS use in Scotland
A new treatment which can halt the spread of breast cancer for up to two years for terminally ill patients has been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland. Campaigners welcomed the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC)'s backing for the drug palbociclib, hailing it as a "wonderful decision" and "great…
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Scotland Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:46:30 +0000
Tories criticise 'unacceptably long' waits for elderly care packages http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42991-tories-criticise-unacceptably-long-waits-for-elderly-care-packages http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42991-tories-criticise-unacceptably-long-waits-for-elderly-care-packages Tories criticise 'unacceptably long' waits for elderly care packages
Tories have criticised "unacceptably long" waits some elderly people face for care packages after figures showed more than a quarter of those with "substantial" needs were not assessed within six weeks. Scottish Government statistics covering the period January to March 2017 showed 26% of this group had to wait longer…
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Scotland Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:35:12 +0000
Call for significant funding increase to address 'crisis' in Scotland's independent care sector http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42990-call-for-significant-funding-increase-to-address-crisis-in-scotland-s-independent-care-sector http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42990-call-for-significant-funding-increase-to-address-crisis-in-scotland-s-independent-care-sector Call for significant funding increase to address 'crisis' in Scotland's independent care sector
Scotland's independent care sector has issued an urgent plea for extra investment in this week's Scottish budget. Dr Donald Macaskill, chief executive of Scottish Care, said a "significant" increase in funding was needed to ensure the sustainability of the sector. In a briefing issued before Thursday's budget, the body, which…
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Scotland Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:19:55 +0000
Children's unit at Livingston hospital to close for day over staff shortages http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42985-children-s-unit-at-livingston-hospital-to-close-for-day-over-staff-shortages http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42985-children-s-unit-at-livingston-hospital-to-close-for-day-over-staff-shortages Children's unit at Livingston hospital to close for day over staff shortages
A children's unit at a busy hospital will close for a day because of staff shortages. Bosses at NHS Lothian announced the children's short stay assessment unit at St John's Hospital in Livingston will be closed on Saturday December 9. Staffing and recruitment issues forced the health board to close…
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Scotland Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:43:37 +0000
Boy beaten after catching nuns in an embrace, child abuse inquiry told http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42980-boy-beaten-after-catching-nuns-in-an-embrace-child-abuse-inquiry-told http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42980-boy-beaten-after-catching-nuns-in-an-embrace-child-abuse-inquiry-told Boy beaten after catching nuns in an embrace, child abuse inquiry told
A young boy was beaten "black and blue", as though he had been in a boxing match, after catching two nuns in an embrace, an inquiry has heard. A man said he was six or seven when one of the nuns went "mental" and "ballistic" as she lashed out at…
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Scotland Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:59:06 +0000
Named person policy faces fresh delay after Holyrood committee vote http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42973-named-person-policy-faces-fresh-delay-after-holyrood-committee-vote http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42973-named-person-policy-faces-fresh-delay-after-holyrood-committee-vote Named person policy faces fresh delay after Holyrood committee vote
The Scottish Government's controversial named person policy is facing further delays following a vote by a Holyrood committee. A majority of MSPs on the Education Committee backed extending scrutiny of key legislation for the scheme. They want ministers to provide details of crucial guidance accompanying the Children and Young People…
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Scotland Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:00:47 +0000
Young Scots to guide study into child and adolescent mental health services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42977-young-scots-to-guide-study-into-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42977-young-scots-to-guide-study-into-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services Young Scots to guide study into child and adolescent mental health services
Young people are leading an in-depth Scottish Government study into child and adolescent mental health services. Between 15 and 20 people aged 14 and 22 will be recruited, from a variety of backgrounds, as part of the new youth commission on mental health services. It comes as mental health minister…
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Scotland Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:27:27 +0000