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Mental health workforce plans 'excludes Allied Health Professionals'

Mental health workforce plans 'excludes Allied Health Professionals'

Published on 21 August 2017

The government’s Mental Health Workforce Plan has been criticised for failing to include allied health professionals and social workers.

Financial pressures are greatest challenge to children’s social care

Financial pressures are greatest challenge to children’s social care

Published on 14 August 2017

Local authorities risk being able to deliver children’s social care effectively due to financial pressures, a report has warned.

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Ten top tips for commissioning local rehabilitation services

Ten top tips for commissioning local rehabilitation services

Published on 12 April 2016

NHS England has published its first practical guidance to help commissioners understand how best to procure high-quality rehabilitation services and the economic and patient benefits of doing so. Here are 10 Top Tips for commissioning rehabilitation services:

Inspectorates carry out first ‘deep dive’ inspection

Inspectorates carry out first ‘deep dive’ inspection

Published on 07 April 2016

The first joint inspection of the multi-agency response to abuse and neglect in South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council has been undertaken by Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission and both Inspectorates of Probation and Police.

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Latest Interviews

"It’s a Lifestyle choice for me which enables me to go travelling"

Published on 21 April 2017

Sarah Piercey is a Locum Occupational Therapist (OT) currently on a contract with a local authority social services department in North London. Sarah is from Perth in Western Australia and found that locuming enabled her to travel around the UK since moving here three years ago.

What will happen to vulnerable children if we lose the locum workforce?

What will happen to vulnerable children if we lose the locum workforce?

Published on 10 April 2017

Locum social workers should not feel forced to ‘go permanent or leave’ organisations – and potentially the profession, a senior locum social worker has warned.

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