Webwatch http://www.careappointments.co.uk Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:39:24 +0100 en-gb Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42234-webwatch-new-website-for-the-northern-ireland-degree-in-social-work-partnership http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42234-webwatch-new-website-for-the-northern-ireland-degree-in-social-work-partnership Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership
The Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership (NIDSWP) has launched their new website. The Degree Partnership aims to ensure regional consistency in the development and delivery of agreed aspects of the Degree in Social Work in line with Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) standards. The NIDSWP is an…
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Webwatch Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:32:27 +0100
Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42153-webwatch-leicester-researchers-develop-cancer-survival-prediction-tool http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42153-webwatch-leicester-researchers-develop-cancer-survival-prediction-tool Webwatch: Leicester researchers develop cancer survival prediction tool
Researchers from the University of Leicester have developed an online tool which presents a variety of measures that quantify the survival of patients with cancer from different perspectives. The ‘InterPreT Cancer Survival’ tool, which has been developed by University of Leicester PhD student Sarwar Islam, is a newly developed interactive…
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Webwatch Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:13:30 +0100
Webwatch: National Social Services Search - Sector information quickly and easily http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42069-webwatch-national-social-services-search-sector-information-quickly-and-easily http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42069-webwatch-national-social-services-search-sector-information-quickly-and-easily Webwatch: National Social Services Search -  Sector information quickly and easily
Want to find sector information information quickly and easily? It can be cumbersome having to visit numerous websites to find the information that you need. The National Social Services Search attempts to make searching life easy for people and make the information landscape a little easier to navigate. Iriss, in…
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Webwatch Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:37:41 +0100
Webwatch: Trying to protect young from all risks on internet may be futile http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42050-webwatch-trying-to-protect-young-from-all-risks-on-internet-may-be-futile http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42050-webwatch-trying-to-protect-young-from-all-risks-on-internet-may-be-futile Webwatch: Trying to protect young from all risks on internet may be futile
Trying to protect children from all online risks may be futile, according to a new report, which says youngsters are increasingly conducting their online lives in private. The study also warns that more than a third (37%) of UK 15-year-olds are now "extreme internet users", who are on their computers…
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Webwatch Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:01:17 +0100
Webwatch: Getting Informed - Navigating the self-funded social care system http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41993-webwatch-getting-informed-navigating-the-self-funded-social-care-system http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41993-webwatch-getting-informed-navigating-the-self-funded-social-care-system Webwatch: Getting Informed - Navigating the self-funded social care system
New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people have been launched this week. A new leaflet, short film and website – www.gettinginformed.net – will provide much-needed information for people looking for social care options, particularly those who are ‘self-funders’. The resources…
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Webwatch Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:32:50 +0100
Webwatch: openPASS - Providing easy access to information recorded by carers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41967-webwatch-openpass-providing-easy-access-to-information-recorded-by-carers http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41967-webwatch-openpass-providing-easy-access-to-information-recorded-by-carers Webwatch: openPASS - Providing easy access to information recorded by carers
The openPASS App enables verified family members to access information that is recorded by their relative's carer. This includes details of when the carer has visited, any medical care they have received and how they are feeling that day, all in one easy-to-use smartphone application. With openPASS, communications between family…
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Webwatch Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:07:25 +0100
Webwatch: New app to help improve environments for people living with dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41892-webwatch-new-app-to-help-improve-environments-for-people-living-with-dementia http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41892-webwatch-new-app-to-help-improve-environments-for-people-living-with-dementia Webwatch: New app to help improve environments for people living with dementia
The University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) has announced the development of a ground-breaking new app to help improve workplaces, public buildings and homes for people living with dementia. Working in collaboration with construction experts Space Group, the team is creating the first app of its kind in…
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Webwatch Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:19:18 +0100
Webwatch: What is the value of a social services podcast? http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41878-webwatch-what-is-the-value-of-a-social-services-podcast http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41878-webwatch-what-is-the-value-of-a-social-services-podcast Webwatch: What is the value of a social services podcast?
BBC radio, iPlayer and topic-specific podcasts such as Woman’s Hour allow people access to a variety of interesting audio content, which can be listened to at a time and place that suits them. The increasing use of mobile devices also means that people can easily access and download audio content…
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Webwatch Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:32:44 +0100
Webwatch: Symptom app helps cancer patients live longer, trial suggests http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41872-webwatch-symptom-app-helps-cancer-patients-live-longer-trial-suggests http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41872-webwatch-symptom-app-helps-cancer-patients-live-longer-trial-suggests Webwatch: Symptom app helps cancer patients live longer, trial suggests
An app that tracks cancer patients' symptoms can boost their survival by five months, according to a new study. Research presented at the world's biggest cancer conference found that patients who told their doctors of their symptoms via an app or telephone helpline lived far longer than those who did…
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Webwatch Mon, 05 Jun 2017 08:15:58 +0100
Facebook bans alcohol delivery service ads after complaint they trivialised addiction http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41831-facebook-bans-alcohol-delivery-service-ads-after-complaint-they-trivialised-addiction http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41831-facebook-bans-alcohol-delivery-service-ads-after-complaint-they-trivialised-addiction Facebook bans alcohol delivery service ads after complaint they trivialised addiction
Facebook posts by the alcohol delivery service Drink Doctor have been banned over complaints that the "irresponsible" ads trivialised addiction. One of the posts for the 24-hour delivery firm read: "People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality," while another said: "According to chemistry,…
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England Wed, 24 May 2017 11:41:07 +0100
Webwatch: Instagram 'ranked worst for young people's mental health' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41812-webwatch-instagram-ranked-worst-for-young-people-s-mental-health http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41812-webwatch-instagram-ranked-worst-for-young-people-s-mental-health Webwatch: Instagram 'ranked worst for young people's mental health'
Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people, a report has suggested. The #StatusofMind survey found the photo-sharing app negatively impacted on people's body image, sleep and fear of missing out. However, the survey of 1,479 youngsters aged 14…
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Webwatch Fri, 19 May 2017 08:41:38 +0100
Webwatch: ExChange - Online education hub for Welsh children in care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41790-webwatch-exchange-online-education-hub-for-welsh-children-in-care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41790-webwatch-exchange-online-education-hub-for-welsh-children-in-care Webwatch: ExChange - Online education hub for Welsh children in care
Cardiff University and the Welsh Government have joined forces to launch an online hub to share information and resources focusing on children in care and their education. ExChange: Care & Education is a bilingual, free to access online hub which will focus on care experienced children and young people and…
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Webwatch Tue, 16 May 2017 13:51:43 +0100
Webwatch: New App for foster care professionals working in Northern Ireland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41768-webwatch-new-app-for-foster-care-professionals-working-in-northern-ireland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41768-webwatch-new-app-for-foster-care-professionals-working-in-northern-ireland Webwatch: New App for foster care professionals working in Northern Ireland
A new Health and Social Care (HSC) app for foster carers, ‘Fostering in a Digital World’, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland has just been launched. The app uses an innovative platform that has been developed specifically for and with HSC foster carers across the South Eastern HSC…
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Webwatch Thu, 11 May 2017 10:21:55 +0100
Webwatch: Hospitals warned to expect rise in hackers holding computer systems to ransom http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41766-webwatch-hospitals-warned-to-expect-rise-in-hackers-holding-computer-systems-to-ransom http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41766-webwatch-hospitals-warned-to-expect-rise-in-hackers-holding-computer-systems-to-ransom Webwatch: Hospitals warned to expect rise in hackers holding computer systems to ransom
NHS hospitals need to be prepared for hackers attempting to hold their computer systems to ransom, a doctor has argued in a leading medical journal. He warned it was likely that an increasing number of hospitals would be shut down by ransomware attacks, where hackers gain access to a computer…
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Webwatch Thu, 11 May 2017 09:50:27 +0100
Webwatch: Festival websites to go black in initiative against sexual assaults http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41738-webwatch-festival-websites-to-go-black-in-initiative-against-sexual-assaults http://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/41738-webwatch-festival-websites-to-go-black-in-initiative-against-sexual-assaults Webwatch: Festival websites to go black in initiative against sexual assaults
Some of Britain's biggest festivals are to black out their websites for 24-hours as part of a campaign highlighting sexual assaults at music events. Festivals including Bestival, Parklife, BoomTown Fair and Secret Garden Party are part of the initiative aiming to "push awareness of sexual safety to the fore" and…
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Webwatch Mon, 08 May 2017 09:11:07 +0100