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Skills for Health Welcomes NHS Staffing Report Image

Skills for Health Welcomes NHS Staffing Report

Posted on Mon 10th Dec, 2018

NHS recruitment practices must change, and the NHS needs to become an employer of choice, according to a leading healthcare workforce expert.

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CQC response to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act Image

CQC response to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act

Posted on Thu 6th Dec, 2018

Responding to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act published today Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (lead for mental health) at the CQC, said:

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CQC to review the use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism Image

CQC to review the use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism

Posted on Mon 3rd Dec, 2018

We will review and make recommendations about the use of restrictive interventions in settings that provide inpatient and residential care for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism.

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CQC responds to Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints Image

CQC responds to Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints

Posted on Wed 28th Nov, 2018

Responding to findings from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s Review of Adult Social Care complaints 2017-2018 published today, Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said:

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The new Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship is now published Image

The new Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship is now published

Posted on Fri 23rd Nov, 2018

The Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship has now been signed off by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) and will shortly be published at www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/social-worker-degree

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Myth buster - employing people with criminal records Image

Myth buster - employing people with criminal records

Posted on Thu 22nd Nov, 2018

When recruiting for adult social care roles some employers worry about the suitability of employing people with criminal records.

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New: Support for employers to recruit safely and fairly Image

New: Support for employers to recruit safely and fairly

Posted on Tue 20th Nov, 2018

This 'Safe and fair recruitment guide' helps social care and health employers understand their legal rights and responsibilities when carrying out criminal record (DBS) checks. Whilst it’s essential that people receiving support are well-cared for

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New web resource to explore technology in care Image

New web resource to explore technology in care

Posted on Wed 14th Nov, 2018

A new resource on CQC’s website, which will see pages added as new topics are addressed, explores the use of technology in care, looking at the benefits of innovation and updating previously published information on surveillance.

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