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Scottish Social Care

06th December 2016

Getting the right people, with right skills

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Service providers can now access updated guidance on best practice in recruiting social care staff. It is available on the...

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02nd December 2016

Countdown to New National Care Standards

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

New combined health and social care standards are to be finalised in Scotland from April 2017, and introduced from April...

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13th November 2016

Dementia: Reducing The Risk

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

In Scotland the number of people affected by dementia is 90,000. This is not including indirect effects on families and...

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04th November 2016

Rights and Person-Centred Care in Times of Austerity

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

  During times of austerity and funding pressures on commissioners and providers of services, can person-centred care be maintained? A number of...

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01st November 2016

Outcome Based Care – Outcomes, Not Inputs

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

When I began working in the care of the elderly some years ago, I found it enjoyable and rewarding from...

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23rd October 2016

Changes to Home Care in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

There are signs of forthcoming changes coming about in how people are cared for in Scotland, with more emphasis placed...

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15th October 2016

Treating the Person – Not Just the Condition

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Survey A recent Scottish survey of NHS cancer patients' experiences was positive overall. But it has lessons for everyone in...

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07th October 2016

Prescribing Health

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

I admired a recent TV documentary where Dr Chris van Tulleken tried to demonstrate to GP’s and their patients that...

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02nd October 2016

New Scottish Policy on CPR

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The medical decision of ‘Do not attempt Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation’ (DNACPR) is a plan discussed with patients and their carers in...

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26th September 2016

The Charter for Health Inclusion

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The National Development Team for Inclusion is a not for profit organisation working to enable people at risk of exclusion...

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