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Physio struck off following suspension for failing to carry out assessments or keep adequate records

A physiotherapist has been struck off the register after failing to carry out complete subjective and/or objective assessments for patients, failing to complete written records and not prescribing appropriate exercise programmes for his patients.

Published: 11th November 2019

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E-learning tool launched to help reduce hospital delays for patients

An e-learning tool has been developed for health and social care staff to help them reduce hospital delays for patients.

Published: 8th November 2019

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Personal health budgets extended

People using wheelchairs and those requiring support for mental health problems are to be offered personal health budgets following a change in legislation.

Published: 8th November 2019

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Committee slams detention of children with learning disabilities or autism

The Joint Committee on Human rights has slammed the “horrific reality” of conditions and treatment under which many young people with learning disabilities and autism are detained in mental health hospitals.

Published: 6th November 2019

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Figures show decrease in numbers of children in need and of those on child protection plans

There has been a slight decrease in the number of children in need, according to government figures.

Published: 5th November 2019

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Social worker who lied about undertaking visits to foster carers is struck off

A social worker who failed to undertake statutory visits to foster carers but made case superivison notes on the electronic system claiming that she had made them has been struck off the social work register.

Published: 4th November 2019

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Physiotherapist misled HCPC to gain fraudulent entries on register

A physiotherapist misled the Health and Care Professions Council resulting in fraudulent entries on the regulator's register.

Published: 31st October 2019

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Education committee slams support for children with SEND

The Education Committee has slammed poorly implemented legislation around SEND reforms saying families are left facing a nightmare of "bureaucracy, buck-passing and confusion".

Published: 30th October 2019

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Locum social worker for fraudulently claiming mileage and parking costs

A locum social worker has been suspended from the social work register for fraudulently claiming mileage and parking expenses.

Published: 21st October 2019

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Social worker who fraudulently claimed £28K is struck off

A social worker who fraudulently obtained £28,000 from the local authority she worked for has been struck off the social work register.

Published: 21st October 2019

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OT struck off for failing to demonstrate adequate clinical reasoning

An occupational therapist has been struck off the register following three periods of suspension for not demonstrating adequate clinical reasoning, failing to follow up actions and failing to maintain adequate records.

Published: 18th October 2019

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Adult social care recruitment campaign launched

A recruitment campaign aimed at encouraging people to work in adult social care has been launched by the Department for Health and Social Care.

Published: 18th October 2019

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Social care workers reduce delayed discharges

Half a million bed days have been saved as a result of adult social care workers ensuring that people are fit to leave hospital and have follow on support in place safely and on time.

Published: 14th October 2019

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OTs placed on Shortage Occupations List

Occupational therapists have been placed on the UK Shortage Occupations List, according to the government.

Published: 10th October 2019

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Social worker who made inappropriate comments about service users on Facebook is struck off

A social worker has been struck off the HCPC register after she made inappropriate comments about service users on her Facebook page.

Published: 8th October 2019

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