Care Inspectorate appoints new Chief Executive


Jackie Irvine has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate.

Jackie has been a Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) for over 10 years and comes to the Care Inspectorate from her current post as Service Director, Children and Families and Justice Services at the City of Edinburgh Council.

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When a child dies: Learning from the experiences of bereaved families and carers


A report published today explores the experiences of bereaved families and carers following a review into the death of their child.

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Adult Support and Protection in Aberdeen.


A joint inspection of adult support and protection in Aberdeen City has found clear strengths in ensuring adults at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported.

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Timetable for the implementation of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019


The Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2019, however work was paused to allow everyone to focus efforts on the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Act is applicable to all health and care staff in Scotland.

The Cabinet Secretary has published a timeline for the implementation of the Act.

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RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards


The Royal College of Nursing in Scotland is delighted to be holding its first RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards in November.

The awards are designed to recognise, highlight and celebrate the dedication and outstanding professional care of nursing staff across Scotland. From rural communities to the big cities, from the NHS, care homes and others in the independent sector, they are looking for nominations that demonstrate the best of nursing – through innovation, excellence in practice, leadership and commitment.  

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