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Getting personal: supporting and enhancing the personal assistant workforce

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Whilst there has been much talk around better integration of health and care services (as evidenced by the £3.8 billion integration innovation fund launched earlier this year), a vital component of this enterprise is the promotion and support of personalised …

Caldicott information governance review: Department of Health response

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The Government has published its response to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s review of information sharing, in conjunction with new guidance from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on how personal confidential data is both used and shared. The effective …

Social Care Commitment: a new deal for workers and employers

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The Social Care Commitment, has been launched by the Department of Health, in partnership with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG). The Social Care Commitment …

Be a better manager

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The Registered Managers’ Programme from the National Skills Academy for Social Care aims to betterequip registered mangers to meet the challenges they face, to reduce their isolation by networking them at a local and national level, and to enable them …