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OT who failed to carry out risk assessment is struck off

An occupational therapist who failed to carry out a risk assessment has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register.

Published: 17th December 2018

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Home care market 'extremely fragile'

Home care services in England are being "severely affected" in some areas due to funding and staff shortages, the King's Fund has warned.

Published: 17th December 2018

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Allied Healthcare transfers assets to CRG

Care provider Allied Healthcare has been acquired by Health Care Resourcing Group, it has confirmed.

Published: 17th December 2018

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120 OTs referred to HCPC

There were 120 occupational therapists referred to the Health and Care Professions Council in 2017-18, the regulator's annual Fitness to Practise report reveals.

Published: 14th December 2018

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Health visitors fear child tragedy

More than 40 per cent of health visitors have warned that they are so over stretched that they fear a child tragedy.

Published: 10th December 2018

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Government commits to new Mental Health Bill

A new Mental Health Bill is set to be introduced by the government following  the final report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Published: 10th December 2018

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Funding announced to help families affected by alcohol abuse

Public Health England is allocating £10.5 million to improve services for people affected by alcohol abuse and their families.

Published: 10th December 2018

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DfE urges local authorities to promote educational outcomes for vulnerable children

Senior leaders in local authorities have been urged by the Department for Education to promote educational outcomes as an important progress measure for Children in Need.

Published: 10th December 2018

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Boarding school scheme for children in care expanded

Children in care could receive scholarships from independent schools under new proposals between councils and schools.

Published: 5th December 2018

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Expectant fathers to receive mental health checks

Mental health checks are to be offered to new fathers in a bid to support families, under plans announced by NHS England.

Published: 4th December 2018

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All children are at risk of criminal exploitation

Agencies should not underestimate the risk of criminal exploitation in their areas, a joint thematic report has warned.

Published: 25th November 2018

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Just a third of children referred to CAMHS access treatment within year

There is still a vast gap between what is provided for children suffering from mental health problems and what is needed to treat them, the children's comissioner for England has warned.

Published: 23rd November 2018

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Number of looked after children rises

The number of children in care has risen by 4 per cent in the last year, Department for Education figures reveal.

Published: 22nd November 2018

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RCOT calls for action on recruitment shortages in occupational therapy

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists is urging action on the recruitment of occupational therapists.

Published: 19th November 2018

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CQC to explore use of technology in care

The use of technology in care will be the focus of a new resource on the Care Quality Commission's website.

Published: 19th November 2018

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