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Over 3m patients wait four hours in A&E

More than three million patients who visited UK A&E departments waited over four hours in the past 12 months, analysis by the BBC has found.

Published: 9th December 2017

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OTs to issue fit notes

Occupational therapists will be able to issue fit notes under government proposals.

Published: 8th December 2017

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OT convicted of drink-driving spared sanction

An occupational therapist who was convicted of drink-driving has escaped a sanction from the Health and Care Professions Council.

Published: 7th December 2017

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Two thirds of police forces report children being exploited in ‘county lines’ groups

Children are being exploited and intimidated in drug runs known as ‘county lines’, the National Crime Agency has reported.

Published: 30th November 2017

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Social care organisations urged to recruit more men

Social care organisations are being urged to recruit more men to provide a more diverse workforce.

Published: 26th November 2017

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84 HCPC conduct cases involved occupational therapists

Just 0.22% of the occupational therapist workforce were subject to Fitness to Practise cases with the Health and Care Professions Council in 2016-17, a report has revealed.

Published: 25th November 2017

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Social worker suspended for breaching professional boundaries

A social worker has been suspended for 12 months after she failed to maintain professional boundaries with a service user.

Published: 23rd November 2017

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Are OTs being utilised effectively?

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists is urging commissioners to ensure that occupational therapists are being utilised effectively in the patient journey.

Published: 23rd November 2017

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Budget brings dismay to adult social care leaders

Directors of adult services have expressed concern at the lack of resources for social care announced in the Budget.

Published: 23rd November 2017

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Government commits to green paper on care

The government has committed to publishing a green paper on care and support for older people.

Published: 22nd November 2017

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Child protection social worker struck off for possessing indecent images

A child protection social worker who possessed indecent images and videos of children has been struck off the register by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Published: 20th November 2017

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Government announces chair of Residential Care Leadership Board

Children’s minister Robert Goodwill has appointed a new chair of the new Residential Care Leadership Board.

Published: 15th November 2017

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HCPC launches revised guidance on confidentiality for social workers

The Health and Care Professions Council has published revised guidance on confidentiality and service users for social workers.

Published: 14th November 2017

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HCPC launches revised guidance on confidentiality for OTs

The Health and Care Professions Council has published revised guidance on confidentiality for occupational therapists.

Published: 13th November 2017

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HCPC sanctions OT for poor record keeping

An occupational therapist has been issued with a conditions if practice order following concerns about poor record keeping.

Published: 10th November 2017

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