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{mosimage} The opportunities for carers to influence the services that affect them can depend entirely on the cultures of their local authorities and primary care trusts. In a new position paper Working together: Carer participation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has identified…
Public sector IT provider Anite and the Scottish Executive have signed a national contract that aims to deliver inter-agency access to health and social care information. Anite’s contract with the Scottish Executive means that in nine local authorities its social care product SWIFT will be integrated with Scotland’s eCare Multi-Agency…
Health Minister Paul Goggins has announced a major reform of the way health and social care services will be delivered in the future. The main aim is to get as many people cared for in their homes and communities, rather than in hospital beds.
A sheriff has sharply criticised the care given to a 74-year-old man who died in hospital after being left in a Paisley nursing home severely dehydrated and malnourished.  George Fairlie was a resident  at the Alexandra Nursing Home and died in 2002.