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Tony Clarke

Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Tony began care work as a care assistant in care of the elderly here in Scotland in the 1970s. He very much enjoyed promoting activities, interests and good basic care. After a gap to gain a social work qualification, he worked in management of care services, latterly as a peripatetic manager which gave him experience of a wide range of services.

Posts by Tony Clarke:

04th December 2017

Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland – Monitoring Outcomes

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

  There is concern about a lack of identifiable progress on integrating health and social care services in Scotland. This was...

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30th November 2017

Pressures On The Care Home Sector

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

  At a recent conference of Scottish Care and care service providers, serious concerns were expressed about the future of care...

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22nd November 2017

Medicines in Care – A Strategy for Excellence

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

  The NHS in Scotland has published a strategy document on how pharmaceutical services will be improved across the country in...

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17th November 2017

Medicine and Wellbeing

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

    Medication is a valuable tool in social and health care. Used properly, it can solve or minimise acute or longer-term...

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06th November 2017

Active Ageing

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

  When I worked in care homes for older people, an important goal we had was to encourage people to be...

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01st November 2017

New Scottish Health and Social Care Standards – Overview

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

I have been writing each week about the five headline outcomes which form the main structure of the new Scottish...

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24th October 2017

A High Quality Environment

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

  I have been describing each week, one of the five headline outcomes which form the main structure of the new...

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18th October 2017

Home Closures in Scotland Announcement Causes Widespread Concern

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

  A major provider of social and housing care in Scotland, Bield Housing and Care, has decided to close 12 of...

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12th October 2017

Confidence in the Organisation

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

I have confidence in the organisation providing my care and support I have been describing each week, one of the five...

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09th October 2017

Headline Outcome – Confidence in Staff who Provide Support and Care

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate in Scotland, Karen Reid, has written to care providers, advocating that they become...

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