Applications now open for professional development award in technology enabled care

NHS Education for Scotland is now accepting applicants for their next cohort of candidates in the Professional Development Award in Technology Enabled Care, which is starting in September 2023.

This award has the dual benefit of better embedding preventative interventions into health and social care whilst contributing to building knowledge and skills in delivering services differently to help ease pressures across services.

The award will be delivered online by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Perth College and is aimed at those who are working in social work, social care, health or housing organisations, including those working in care at home or care homes,  across the public, private and third sector.

The funding is available to candidates who agree to complete the units – Working with Technology Enabled Care - and – Using Digital Technology to Support People in Health, Housing and Care.

The award is delivered online over an 18-week semester, so participants can study when and where it suits them best. However, successful applicants must be available to attend:

  • Mandatory 2-hours online induction and lesson session during week commencing 18/25 September 2023*.  (*A choice of days and times will be available).

Applications will close at 23:59 on Thursday, 31 August 2023.  Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday, 5 September, and due to the tight timescales must confirm acceptance by no later than Sunday, 10 September as student enrolment will begin week commencing 11 September 2023.

Further information about the award can be found on the NHS learning site.   

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Leading to Change programme diversity events series

The Leading to Change programme final event which concludes the Diversity Events Series 2023 takes place on Tuesday 29 August. You do not need to have attended previous events to attend. You can register using the event link provided below by 15 August 2023.   

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Joint inspection of adult support and protection overview report

A review of 25 adult protection partnerships in Scotland has found that many adults at risk of harm are safer and have enhanced wellbeing due to the joint efforts of social work, police and health staff.

The Care Inspectorate and its scrutiny partners, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland, undertook reviews of these partnerships between 2020 and 2023.  This report, published today, summarises the findings, themes and key messages from the joint inspection programme, Alongside the joint inspection report published in 2018 they provide a baseline of how effectively partnerships ensure adults at risk of harm are safe, supported, and protected.

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Vegetarian for Life awards for excellence in vegetarian care catering

Vegetarian for Life are on the lookout for 2023's rising stars in vegan and vegetarian care catering.

Vegetarian for Life believe that care caterers who make a special effort to create delicious and nutritious vegan and vegetarian meals deserve special recognition.

This year marks the seventh Vegetarian for Life Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian Care Catering. With more vegans and vegetarians moving into residential care every year, this annual award recognises those who are pioneering the way in modern care catering. 

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 29 August.

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Pressure ulcers measurement toolkit for care homes

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has developed a measurement toolkit to support care homes to capture and monitor their pressure ulcer incidence over time to help support improvements in care. It is anticipated this toolkit can help to support data collection for pressure ulcer improvement work in care homes.

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