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Scottish Care

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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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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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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