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OT struck off for drink driving conviction

An occupational therapist has been struck off the register following a drink driving conviction.

Published: 18th February 2019

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OT registration fees to rise

Registration fees for the Health and Care Professions Council are set to rise, it has been confirmed.

Published: 15th February 2019

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Delayed transfer of care days continue to fall

The number of delayed transfers of care has been further reduced despite winter and funding pressures, the latest figures reveal.

Published: 15th February 2019

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RCOT identifies key components of personalised care

Focusing on a person’s strengths and balancing choice and risk is one of the key components to personalised care, the Royal College of Occupational Therapy has stated.

Published: 14th February 2019

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Social worker struck off for inappropriate contact with former service user

A social worker who engaged in inappropriate contact with a former service user over Facebook messenger has been struck off the social work register.

Published: 11th February 2019

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Delayed transfers of care fall

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has welcomed a fall in the number of delayed transfers of care due to social care.

Published: 5th February 2019

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Locum OT struck off register

A locum occupational therapist has been struck off the register after she asked a junior colleague to complete a reference purporting to be a previous employer.

Published: 1st February 2019

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Social worker convicted of possession of steroids is suspended

A social worker convicted of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class C – Anabolic Steroids has been suspended from the HCPC register.

Published: 31st January 2019

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DfE fails to understand what drives demand for children's social care

The Department for Education has been accused of failing to understand what is driving demand for children's social care.

Published: 29th January 2019

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OT struck off after removing 70 cases from holding list

An occupational therapist who struck more than 70 cases from a holding list to "manage a high number of referrals" has been struck from the Health and Care Professions Council register.

Published: 21st January 2019

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Royal College of Occupational Therapists welcomes NHS Long-Term Plan

The NHS Long-Term Plan has been "warmly received" by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists as "a sound roadmap for the future of health care in England".

Published: 21st January 2019



NHS hails scheme which reduces hospital stays

A programme aimed at reducing stays in hospital and focusing on care provided in the home has freed up at least £2 million for other services, the NHS has said.

Published: 21st January 2019

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Social worker struck off after falling in love with service users' mother

A social worker who fell in love with the mother of a child whose case he had been allocated has been struck off the social work register.

Published: 14th January 2019

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NHS is failing children with mental health problems

The NHS is failing children and young people with mental health problems, a committee of MPs has warned.

Published: 11th January 2019

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Social worker convicted of making indecent images is struck off

A social worker who has been convicted of four counts of making indecent photographs or pseudo photograph of a child has been struck off the social work register.

Published: 4th January 2019

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