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More than 1,800 high priority items, such as patient screening or test results, have been identified by NHS England among a backlog of 374,000 pieces of clinical correspondence which were not redirected as they should have been. The National Audit Office (NAO), which is investigating the blunder, said it came…
The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) has published two new workforce data reports; one on children’s services and the other on adults’ services. The data in these reports supplements data already published in the annual Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2016 Workforce Data (SSSC, September 2017). The reports have…
NHS computer systems in Wales have been restored after a technical glitch left many staff unable to access them on Wednesday. The problem affected two data centres, according to the county's department of health. They added that there were no data security issues during the outage. The British Medical Association…
A suspected technical glitch has hit the NHS in Wales, leaving many staff unable to access computer systems. The problem is affecting two data centres, the county's department of health said, adding that it is being dealt with "as a priority". The British Medical Association (BMA) in Wales said it…
Centenarians, pre-school children and babies are among tens of thousands of people whose details are stored on internal council databases due to their deemed potential threat to staff, an investigation has found. Authorities across England identified more than 25,000 service users whose details are flagged on registers sometimes referred to…
The average social worker is 46 years old, white and female. More than a third have some Welsh language ability. The majority work for a local authority with a social work case load and have been in post for less than five years – this according to a new report…
A major blunder which saw more than 700,000 confidential patient letters mislaid was "totally unacceptable" and should never have been allowed to happen, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. However, Mr Hunt told MPs that no patients had been harmed by the mix-up, which occurred when letters sent between GPs…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have published the results of their adult and children’s home Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) 2016. In October 2016, providers of registered adult care homes and children’s homes completed their SASS for the first time using CSSIW Online. The SASS collected…
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