Digital Social Care Test of Change Showcase

The Digital Social Care Team of the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme have announcd thier first Test of Change (ToC) Showcase. Throughout Autumn and Winter 2022/23 they will hold a series of shared learning events from successful Test of Change applicants, delivered by speakers representing each participating organisation.

Each organisation will speak about their ToC for 15 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.

Autumn/Winter series - 6 October 2022 10am - 11am

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Introduction to the Nurse Agencies Quality Framework & Self-evaluation toolkit

We would like to invite people working in nurse agencies to attend our upcoming webinar: Introduction to the Nurse Agencies Quality Framework & Self-evaluation toolkit.  

This webinar will introduce our quality framework for nurse agencies and also introduce staff to the Self-evaluation toolkit which has emerged from the learnings of our previous work on the Covid-19 Self-Evaluation Toolkit for key question 7 from discussions with services and inspectors. 

Date: Friday 21 October 2022

Time: 10am -12pm

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Blog by our chief nurse - Marie McKerry

Blog by Marie McKerry 

Marie McKerry

I’ve worked in social care settings, and the regulation of social care, for more than 20 years. Consequently, I’m beyond delighted to be recently appointed to the post of Chief Nurse at the Care Inspectorate.

The post was created in 2021, at a time of sharp focus on the added value of health and social care agencies working collaboratively and closely to improve outcomes for the people of Scotland.

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Winter vaccination programme to include social care staff

Social care staff of all ages who have a direct hands-on care role are eligible to receive a Covid-19 and flu vaccine this year. Appointment booking is open for frontline staff.

Frontline social care workers in the following settings are eligible for both vaccines:

  • residential care for children who are clinically vulnerable
  • community care for persons at home (including housing support, care at home services and personal assistants)
  • care homes/residential care settings for adults/older adults.

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Joint Inspection of adult support and protection measures in West Lothian

The joint inspection of adult support and protection in West Lothian has found some strengths and a number of areas for improvement across adult support and protection key processes.

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