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Financial hardship heaps pressure onto mental health services

Benefits cuts and the impact of universal credit is placing pressure on NHS mental health services, NHS Providers has warned.

Published: 11th March 2019

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Teaching practice needs to reflect needs of children in care

The government is being urged to amend guidance on teaching practice so it better reflects the needs of children who have experience of care.

Published: 8th March 2019

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Catastrophic effect of child witnesses of domestic abuse revealed

Child survivors of domestic abuse experience "catastrophic and lifelong damage" which needs tackling urgently, a charity has said, warning that the government's draft Domestic Abuse Bill does not go far enough.

Published: 7th March 2019

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CQC launches guidance on relationships and sexuality in adult social care services

Guidance designed to raise awareness among inspectors and providers of the sexuality-related needs of people using adult social care services has been launched by the Care Quality Commission.

Published: 7th March 2019

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OTs should empower service users to have control over personal budgets

People using adult social care services should have as much control as they would like over their personal budget, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said.

Published: 6th March 2019

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Social worker struck off for making indecent images

A social worker has acknowledged that he should be struck off the Health and Care Professions Council register after making indecent images of children.

Published: 27th February 2019

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Charities warn of one third fall in children's services' funding

Children's services funding has fallen by a third per child in England since 2010, new analysis has revealed.

Published: 27th February 2019

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OT struck off for drink driving conviction

An occupational therapist has been struck off the register following a drink driving conviction.

Published: 18th February 2019

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OT registration fees to rise

Registration fees for the Health and Care Professions Council are set to rise, it has been confirmed.

Published: 15th February 2019

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Delayed transfer of care days continue to fall

The number of delayed transfers of care has been further reduced despite winter and funding pressures, the latest figures reveal.

Published: 15th February 2019

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RCOT identifies key components of personalised care

Focusing on a person’s strengths and balancing choice and risk is one of the key components to personalised care, the Royal College of Occupational Therapy has stated.

Published: 14th February 2019

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Social worker struck off for inappropriate contact with former service user

A social worker who engaged in inappropriate contact with a former service user over Facebook messenger has been struck off the social work register.

Published: 11th February 2019

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Delayed transfers of care fall

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has welcomed a fall in the number of delayed transfers of care due to social care.

Published: 5th February 2019

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Locum OT struck off register

A locum occupational therapist has been struck off the register after she asked a junior colleague to complete a reference purporting to be a previous employer.

Published: 1st February 2019

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Social worker convicted of possession of steroids is suspended

A social worker convicted of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class C – Anabolic Steroids has been suspended from the HCPC register.

Published: 31st January 2019

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