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Social care workers reduce delayed discharges

Half a million bed days have been saved as a result of adult social care workers ensuring that people are fit to leave hospital and have follow on support in place safely and on time.

Published: 14th October 2019

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OTs placed on Shortage Occupations List

Occupational therapists have been placed on the UK Shortage Occupations List, according to the government.

Published: 10th October 2019

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Social worker who made inappropriate comments about service users on Facebook is struck off

A social worker has been struck off the HCPC register after she made inappropriate comments about service users on her Facebook page.

Published: 8th October 2019

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Social worker who received over-payment of £20K housing benefit suspended from register

A social worker who was convicted of failing to inform her council of a change of circumstances which she knew would affect her entitlement to housing benefit has been suspended from the social work register.

 

Published: 8th October 2019

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Domestic Abuse Bill requires funding to succeed

The Domestic Abuse Bill must be underpinned by adequate long-term funding to ensure it is successful, local authorities have warned.

Published: 4th October 2019

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Locum physio touched several patients' vaginas with no clinical justification

A locum physiotherapist whose sexually motivated behaviour spanned 11 service users has been struck from the Health and Care Professions Council register.

Published: 2nd October 2019

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Children with additional needs should be able to access occupational therapists

Children's services should be designed so that young people with additional learning and support needs, including mental health, can access occupational therapy skills and expertise when they need it, a report has urged.

Published: 1st October 2019

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Social worker struck off for recording visits which had not happened

A social worker who recorded that she had carried out visits to service users when she had not has been struck off the social work register.

 

Published: 25th September 2019

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Social worker suspended for drink driving and failing to inform HCPC

A social worker who was convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol and who failed to inform the regulator has been suspended from the social work register.

Published: 24th September 2019

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Delayed transfer of care days rise in July

The total number of delayed days of transfer of care rose by more than 4,000 between June 2019 and July 2019, official statistics have shown.

Published: 16th September 2019

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Physiotherapists call for end to sexual harassment in the workplace

One in 10 healthcare workers experience sexual harassment in the workplace, the TUC Congress has heard.

Published: 16th September 2019

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Tender launched for £20m fast track scheme for mental health social workers

A tender to run a fast-track programme to select and train high-calibre graduates with leadership potential in the field of adult mental health social work has been launched by the government.

Published: 13th September 2019

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Social worker convicted of theft and drink driving is suspended

A social worker convicted of both stealing from her employer and driving while under the influence of alcohol has been suspended from the social work register.

Published: 13th September 2019

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Plans announced to reduce delayed discharge

Health staff are being encouraged to get patients out of hospital beds earlier as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Published: 12th September 2019

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Physios should be part of team supporting women pregnant with twins or triplets

Physiotherapists should be part of a specialist team supporting women pregnant with twins or triplets during antenatal care, according to guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Published: 11th September 2019

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