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Locum OT has suspension extended

A locum occupational therapist who crossed professional boundaries with a service user remains suspended from ther Health and Care Professions Council following a review of his suspension.

Published: 3rd May 2019

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Children's services are at 'breaking point'

The deepening crisis within children's services funding has been further highlighted this week after a committee of MPs said children's services in England are at breaking point.

Published: 1st May 2019

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Delayed transfer of care days fall

Delayed transfer of care days fell in February, according to the latest statistics.

Published: 30th April 2019

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Social worker struck off for failing to conduct statutory visits

A social worker has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register after recording that she had made statutory visits to service users when she had not.

Published: 29th April 2019

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New training programme developed for perinatal occupational therapists

Occupational therapists working in perinatal mental health are to benefit from profession-specific training programme.

Published: 29th April 2019

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Record amounts of child abuse images detected online in 2018

Record numbers of child sexual abuse imagery was found by the Internet Watch Foundation last year, a report by the organisation has revealed.

Published: 26th April 2019

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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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