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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:

15th February 2017

Changes for care regulation in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

How care services are inspected and regulated in Scotland is undergoing changes, some of which have happened and some are...

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09th February 2017

Attitudes to healthcare

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

We have a valued and envied health care system in this country. Recent surveys in Scotland by the Government showed...

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07th February 2017

Loneliness: a hidden epidemic

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Two recent news articles address this problem: one points to how common the problem is, and another is a local...

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31st January 2017

These are our Children

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children, was commissioned by the Department of Health to look into...

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25th January 2017

Human rights in social care

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Human rights have become a more prominent feature in social care services in Scotland. This is in part because a review...

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12th January 2017

Managing Falls and Fractures

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Preventing and managing falls: New guidance from the Care Inspectorate Falls and fractures are a major hazard for older people. Our ability...

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05th January 2017

Mental Health support service provision

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

When a health problem arises for any of us, it is important to have rapid and suitable support services easily...

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05th January 2017

Integrating social and health care services

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Shifting the balance of care to community resources is the ultimate aim of Health and Social Care integration. The Health...

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22nd December 2016

Scottish Action on Disability

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Scottish Government has published a report on meeting the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability (CRPD)....

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19th December 2016

Registration of supervisors in Care at Home or Housing support in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has announced a deadline of 30 June 2017 for the registration of supervisors in...

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