Webwatch https://www.careappointments.co.uk Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:29:08 +0000 en-gb Webwatch: Children 'ill-equipped for avalanche of pressure' on social media https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/43061-webwatch-children-ill-equipped-for-avalanche-of-pressure-on-social-media https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/43061-webwatch-children-ill-equipped-for-avalanche-of-pressure-on-social-media Webwatch: Children 'ill-equipped for avalanche of pressure' on social media
Pre-teens are "ill-equipped" for the "avalanche of pressure" on social media as they head into secondary school, the Children's Commissioner for England has warned. Anne Longfield said for many children the social media world begins to dominate their social life, with many craving and seeing likes and comments as a…
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Webwatch Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:04:00 +0000
Webwatch: Free app to help cut patients' waiting time by showing how busy NHS services are https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/43018-webwatch-free-app-to-help-cut-patients-waiting-time-by-showing-how-busy-nhs-services-are https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/43018-webwatch-free-app-to-help-cut-patients-waiting-time-by-showing-how-busy-nhs-services-are Webwatch: Free app to help cut patients' waiting time by showing how busy NHS services are
A new free app which shows how busy local NHS services are will help people to spend less time waiting for treatment. The app, NHSquicker, allows people in Devon and Cornwall to view up-to-date waiting times for local emergency departments and minor injuries units, as well as how long it…
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Webwatch Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:05:54 +0000
Webwatch: Anti-rape apps 'place responsibility on everyone except perpetrators' https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/43013-webwatch-anti-rape-apps-place-responsibility-on-everyone-except-perpetrators https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/43013-webwatch-anti-rape-apps-place-responsibility-on-everyone-except-perpetrators Webwatch: Anti-rape apps 'place responsibility on everyone except perpetrators'
Anti-rape apps create a "climate of fear" where responsibility for gathering evidence of a sexual assault is pushed on to victims, according to a new study. Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University and Trent University, Canada, found personal smartphone technologies place the emphasis on women to take "routine" daily measures to…
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Webwatch Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:16:48 +0000
Webwatch: Brands pull ads from YouTube over fears of access by paedophiles https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42922-webwatch-brands-pull-ads-from-youtube-over-fears-of-access-by-paedophiles https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42922-webwatch-brands-pull-ads-from-youtube-over-fears-of-access-by-paedophiles Webwatch: Brands pull ads from YouTube over fears of access by paedophiles
Major brands have begin pulling advertising from YouTube after it was reported that paedophiles are operating on the site and evading protection mechanisms. Brands, including Mars and Lidl, have stopped advertising on YouTube on the eve of one of the biggest shopping days of the year, after they were alerted…
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Webwatch Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:46:02 +0000
Webwatch: Evidence Search and Summary Service from Iriss https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42732-webwatch-evidence-search-and-summary-service-from-iriss https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42732-webwatch-evidence-search-and-summary-service-from-iriss Webwatch: Evidence Search and Summary Service from Iriss
Finding and using evidence in practice can take time, and yet, is so important to continuous learning and improvement of practice and services. The Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) is a free service that has recently been launched to help people find and use evidence from research, practice and…
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Webwatch Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:42:52 +0100
Webwatch: I•ROC wellbeing launch validated mental health recovery tools https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42623-webwatch-i-roc-wellbeing-launch-validated-mental-health-recovery-tools https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42623-webwatch-i-roc-wellbeing-launch-validated-mental-health-recovery-tools Webwatch: I•ROC wellbeing launch validated mental health recovery tools
I•ROC wellbeing, a subsidiary company of Scottish mental health charity Penumbra, has launched a powerful set of digital mental health recovery tools. The pioneering digital toolkit is a means for health and social care practitioners to measure the recovery journey of people they support. This allows organisations to generate immediate…
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Webwatch Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:17:58 +0100
NSPCC and Swansea University launch resources to help social workers tackle online grooming https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42542-nspcc-and-swansea-university-launch-resources-to-help-social-workers-tackle-online-grooming https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42542-nspcc-and-swansea-university-launch-resources-to-help-social-workers-tackle-online-grooming NSPCC and Swansea University launch resources to help social workers tackle online grooming
Anti-grooming materials that aim to help prevent children and young people from being targeted by paedophiles online are being launched at Swansea University today. ‌Swansea University researchers studying the language and methods used by online groomers found that children could be contacted by adults via the internet, groomed, and a…
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Wales Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:03:46 +0100
Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42505-webwatch-new-app-to-enhance-home-and-hospital-environments-for-dementia-sufferers https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42505-webwatch-new-app-to-enhance-home-and-hospital-environments-for-dementia-sufferers Webwatch: New App to enhance home and hospital environments for dementia sufferers
A new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for elderly people and those with dementia, by asking them to give feedback on their surroundings. The University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), together with Space Architects, launched Iridis on Thursday - World Alzheimer's Day. A first of…
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Webwatch Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:54:12 +0100
Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42465-webwatch-get-savvy-about-social-media-with-new-course https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42465-webwatch-get-savvy-about-social-media-with-new-course Webwatch: Get savvy about social media with new online course
The web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on continuing professional development, understanding the web (including social media) is really important. And it can save time. Iriss has recently launched a free ‘Grow your Personal Learning Networks’…
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Webwatch Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:13:10 +0100
Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good' https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42463-webwatch-expert-warns-mental-health-self-assessment-tool-may-do-harm-than-good https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42463-webwatch-expert-warns-mental-health-self-assessment-tool-may-do-harm-than-good Webwatch: Expert warns mental health self-assessment tool 'may do harm than good'
A move by Google that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, an expert has warned. Google has teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to offer US users the chance to take a self-assessment to see whether…
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Webwatch Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:32:48 +0100
Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42345-webwatch-virtual-reality-game-aimed-at-helping-research-into-dementia https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42345-webwatch-virtual-reality-game-aimed-at-helping-research-into-dementia Webwatch: Virtual reality game aimed at helping research into dementia
A virtual reality game developed by scientists is designed to help dementia research by analysing player navigation skills. Sea Hero Quest VR is a nautical navigation game that collects data on spatial awareness behaviour as it is played, with two minutes of play time being equal to five hours of…
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Webwatch Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:54:10 +0100
Webwatch: New website for the Northern Ireland Degree in Social Work Partnership https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42234-webwatch-new-website-for-the-northern-ireland-degree-in-social-work-partnership https://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 https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42153-webwatch-leicester-researchers-develop-cancer-survival-prediction-tool https://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 https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42069-webwatch-national-social-services-search-sector-information-quickly-and-easily https://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 https://www.careappointments.co.uk/features/webwatch/item/42050-webwatch-trying-to-protect-young-from-all-risks-on-internet-may-be-futile https://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