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OT further suspended for failing to maintain adequate records or demonstrate clinical reasoning

An occupational therapist remains suspended from the Health and Care Professions Council register for not demonstrating adequate clinical reasoning, failing to follow up actions and failing to maintain adequate records.

Published: 24th April 2019

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Digital tool launched to prevent lengthy hospital stays

A new digital tool has been launched to reduce the number of people experiencing lengthy stays in hospital.

Published: 23rd April 2019

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Plans for a register for home educated pupils mooted

A register of all children not being educated in school should be introduced, the education secretary has said.

Published: 17th April 2019

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Social worker suspended for making inappropriate comments to service user

A social worker has been suspended from the Health and Care Professions Council register for making inappropriate and threatening comments to a vulnerable service user.

Published: 16th April 2019

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£4.8m funding for adult social care digital projects

A funding pot of £4.8 million has been made available for organisations that provide and commission adult social care services to roll out their local digital projects on a wider scale.

Published: 8th April 2019

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OT avoids HCPC sanction following drink driving conviction

An occupational therapist will face no further action from the Health and Care Professions Council despite receiving a Conditional Discharge for 24 months and being disqualified from driving after pleading guilty to a drink driving offence.

Published: 5th April 2019

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Inquiry launched into missing children placed out of borough

MPs have launched an inquiry into the number of children who go missing from out of area placements.

Published: 29th March 2019

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Delayed transfer days rise 'despite best efforts of health and social care'

Delayed transfer of care days rose in January 2019 from the previous month "despite the very best efforts of councils and care providers," the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has said.

Published: 25th March 2019

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OTs should be placed in multi-disciplinary teams in GP practices

Staffing is the make-or-break issue for the NHS in England, according to a joint report by The King's Fund, the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation.

Published: 25th March 2019

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DfE urged to "get to grips" with pressures on children's services

The Department for Education nees to "get to grips" with its understanding of demand pressures on children's services if it is to make a compelling case for adequate resources in the anticipated spending review.

Published: 23rd March 2019

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OT struck off for 'bullying and discriminatory' behaviour

An occupational therapist who displayed "bullying and discriminatory behaviour" towards her colleagues has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register.

Published: 22nd March 2019

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Troubled Families Programme reduces children in care

The government's Troubled Families programme has successfully reduced the number of children going into care, an evaluation of the findings has found.

Published: 22nd March 2019

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Young people state language they wish to be used in care system

Young people with experience of the care system have produced new guidance outlining the language they would prefer to be used during proceedings.

Published: 19th March 2019

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Improvement journey at Croydon accelerates under new leadership

Staff morale is improving at the London Borough of Croydon, with increasing confidence in the improvement journey under the new leadership, Ofsted has said.

Published: 19th March 2019

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Government urged to tackle funding crisis in adult social care

The Local Government Association is calling for the government to use its Spending Review to tackle the immediate adult social care funding gap.

Published: 12th March 2019

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