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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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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Scottish social care workforce planning forum


The SSSC, supported by Scottish Care, COSLA and CCPS, have created a new 'community of interest' network for individuals with a role, responsibility or interest in workforce issues throughout the social care sector in Scotland. The aim is to provide a forum for sharing information on workforce related developments and events within the sector, to provide a platform for individuals to express views and initiate discussion on topics of interest and for the sharing of best practice throughout the Scottish social services sector.

If you think this group may be of interest or value to you then just log onto LinkedIn (create a free account if you don’t already have one) and go to the group ‘Scottish Social Care Workforce Planning’ and click the request to join button.

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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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Complaints about care services in Scotland, 2019/20 to 2021/22


The Care Inspectorate has today published a statistical bulletin on complaints about care services in Scotland.

The report covers complaints received and investigated between April 2019 and March 2022 and focuses in particular on the most recent year, 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

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