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2023: reflections on a busy year for social care nursing

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It’s hard to believe another year has passed and there is still so much to do. For social care nursing, we have seen some real changes. We began some great projects in 2023 and we can now look forward with optimism as we work to embed and build on them further in 2024.

"Hear, hear!" for this year's 'Nursing in Social Care' award winners

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"We were delighted to win the Nursing Times Nursing in Social Care Award for a project we are both passionate about. Funded by care provider Care UK and The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) in collaboration with Tympa Health, we researched ways to identify and treat hearing loss for people living in care homes."

Honour stories: social care's power of change

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Clenton receiving his MBE from the Queen in 2014.

I am incredibly humbled and honoured to have been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for my contributions to personalisation, disability, social care, and health policy. This blog is a reflection of my journey and an exploration of why it is crucial to recognise people involved in social care.

Nursing Times Awards: we're so glad we entered last year

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Entering the Nursing Times Awards social care category last year was a motivating experience for Oakleaf Group care colleagues. If your team or service is doing great things in the social care sector, nominate them for the Nursing Times ‘nursing in social care’ award today. Entry closes Friday 12 May!

Help us shape a career pathway for care workers

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"Talk to any employer, or person who draws on care and support, and they will tell you that the people who work in social care are undoubtedly the sector’s biggest asset". As a new call for evidence launches, Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care and Oonagh Smyth, Chief Executive of Skills for Care, set out their united view of an amazing workforce and its future potential...

Passion, perseverance and the will to succeed

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If you want to know why we present Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care Awards throughout the year, you could do no worse than read this lovely blog from Peer Quality Manager, Mark Bird. He is just one of many colleagues making the care sector a great place to work, supporting and inspiring others, each and every day.