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Scottish Care

19th August 2016

New Knowledge and Practice Guidance for Support Workers

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Social Service Knowledge Scotland has provided on its website a range of information about good practice, policy, publications, frameworks and...

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30th June 2016

Peer Support for Mental Health

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) has published a report on the role of peer support...

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30th June 2016

Hot off the press –Nutrition and hydration in managing falls

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

The new edition of Managing Falls and Fractures in Care Homes for Older People - good practice resource published by...

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17th June 2016

Health Literacy

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

I came across the term 'health literacy' recently when researching one of my blogs. I was puzzled: did it mean...

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13th June 2016

Care Planning in Cancer Treatment

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Herald Newspaper reported on a recent research survey of cancer patients in Scotland. It has revealed major differences in...

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05th June 2016

Winterbourne View: Families’ anger five years on

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

A BBC Panorama documentary in May 2011 focused on Winterbourne View, a private hospital for people with learning disabilities, run...

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29th May 2016

Preparing to be inspired

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

In this Learning Disability Week in Scotland, it is good to welcome the ‘My Life, My Choice ' organisation as...

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21st May 2016

Consistency in terminal care?

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

A research study has been published by the Primary palliative care research group in Scotland, jointly carried out between Lothian...

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15th May 2016

Countdown to New Care Standards in Scotland Stage 2

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The National Care Standards in Scotland are considered in Scotland in registering, choosing, commissioning and inspecting a wide range of...

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09th May 2016

Care provision – pressure to innovate?

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Coalition of Care Providers in Scotland (CCPS) protects and safeguards the interests of third sector and not-for-profit social care...

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