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Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled "bold and ambitious" plans for the coming year aimed at making Scotland fairer, greener and more prosperous. The First Minister announced the Scottish Government - which has been accused of focusing too much on independence and failing to get on with the day job - would…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) have jointly launched the new Standards for Employers of Social Workers and Social Care Workers. These Standards have been developed as a collaboration between NISCC and the RQIA and in consultation with employers, registrants, service…
A council is facing cutting 800 jobs over the next three years as its leader warned it would no longer be able to deliver its current range and volume of services in the future. Bob Myles, leader of Angus Council, also said it would be a "significantly different organisation" by…
If you only entrust your boiler to be serviced by a regulated qualified gas engineer, would you prefer to leave the intimate care of your father, daughter or partner to a well-qualified regulated carer? Social Care Wales is currently consulting on our plans to regulate domiciliary care workers in Wales.…
The NHS will pay agencies up to £100 million to recruit GPs from abroad in a bid to increase staffing numbers. International recruitment is hoped to begin in the autumn, a contract notice posted by NHS England said, with between 2-3,000 doctors anticipated to come from overseas. It comes as…
A projected rise in the number of nursing and midwifery staff working in Scotland's NHS is not enough to keep pace with increasing patient demand, a representative body has warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland said ministers and health boards have not yet done enough to address pressures…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has today published the 2016 Mental Health Officers’ Report. The statistics show the number of mental health officers (MHO) has gone up by 5.4% to 722 in December 2016. The report is based on administrative data collected by the SSSC directly from local authorities…
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) will attend all five Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust Board extraordinary meetings today to highlight the social work profession's opposition to cuts to the HSC budget. Speaking ahead of the meetings Carolyn Ewart (pictured), NIASW Country Manager, said: "Social Workers are…
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