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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:

27th February 2015

Integrating health and social care services

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Chancellor has drawn up plans to unite the budgets of health and social care in Greater Manchester. The Independent...

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20th February 2015

Secret filming in care

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Care Quality Commission recently issued a pamphlet guide on the use of secret filming in care services. It did...

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13th February 2015

Staying Home

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Several years ago I was manager of a care home where staff came to me with some concerns. One resident,...

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09th February 2015

Policies in care

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

I have been working on several policies this week, and this has led me to think about the purpose and...

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30th January 2015

Improving services

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

I think the Government can draw much-needed lessons from two healthcare topics currently in the news. They seem different, but...

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23rd January 2015

Getting out

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

There are many examples of how being outdoors in green spaces and close to nature can help to reduce illness...

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16th January 2015

A drink to your health!

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Recent research reported in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine showed that older people admitted to hospital from...

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09th January 2015

Activity and health

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Old age does not mean frailty and poor health Researchers at King’s College London have released a dramatic report on a...

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05th January 2015

Human rights in care

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

A new focus on human rights Human rights seem to be well served in Scotland. We have the Scottish Human Rights Commission...

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22nd December 2014

Activities in care services

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Care inspectorate in Scotland has participated, with Loughborough University in producing a support package 'Care... about physical activity' to...

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