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Locum OT suspended for crossing professional boundaries

A locum occupational therapist has been suspended from the Health and Care Professions Council register after he ‘crossed professional boundaries’ with a service user.

Published: 9th February 2018

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Delayed transfers of care fall

The number of delayed transfers of care have continued to fall, NHS England statistics show.

Published: 8th February 2018

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Government and social media giants need to tackle grooming

The NSPCC is urging the government and social media companies to use technology to identify grooming behaviour.

Published: 2nd February 2018

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Social worker encouraged service users to take drugs

A social worker has been struck off the HCPC register for a number of failings including encouraging service users to take drugs.

Published: 2nd February 2018

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Fears for safety of 50,000 children missing education

Children are being placed at risk of harm due to missing education, the National Children’s Bureau has warned.

Published: 31st January 2018

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Improved IT needed in health and social care

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has called for improved IT systems across health and social care.

Published: 31st January 2018

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Guidance launched for OTs working with people undergoing hip replacement

Revised guidelines for occupational therapists working with people undergoing a total hip replacement have been launched by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

Published: 25th January 2018

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OTs should be increasingly involved in prescribing, says Royal College

Prescribing responsibilities should be increased for occupational therapists, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists has urged.

Published: 23rd January 2018

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NICE recommends trial for digital therapy for adults with depression

A digital therapy programme could help adults with depression get faster access to help, the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence has urged.

Published: 23rd January 2018

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Austerity adds to adversity faced my families in poverty

The climate of cuts in the UK has impacted negatively on families struggling to cope, an inquiry into adoption has found.

Published: 22nd January 2018

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Locum OT struck after for failing to maintain case files

A locum occupational therapist has been struck off the Health and Care Professions register for a number of failings including not maintaining case files.

Published: 18th January 2018

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Children’s services receive referral every 49 seconds

A child is referred to children’s services every 49 seconds, the Local Government Association has warned.

Published: 15th January 2018

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Social worker convicted of sexual assault on a child under 13 is struck off

A social worker has been struck off the HCPC register following a conviction for sexually assaulting a child under 13 years of age.

Published: 15th January 2018

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OT who fell asleep at work is struck off register

An occupational therapist who fell asleep while at work has been struck off the HCPC register.

Published: 12th January 2018

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Social worker convicted of stalking offence is struck off

A social worker convicted of a stalking offence has been struck off the register by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Published: 8th January 2018

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