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REFERO OFFERS FREE ACCESS TO VIDEO CONSULTATION TECHNOLOGY

REFERO OFFERS FREE ACCESS TO VIDEO CONSULTATION TECHNOLOGY

Refero, the video consultation firm which connects citizens with the public sector, has announced it is offering free usage of its platform to public sector bodies to support the local government...
Lord Patel of Bradford

NEW BOARD DIRECTOR FOR CYGNET HEALTH CARE

Cygnet Health Care has appointed Professor Lord Patel of Bradford as Senior Independent Board Director.   Lord Patel joins Cygnet Health Care following many years of working at the...
Phil Crowther, CEO of the Newlands Group, which incorporates Tribe Recruitment and domiciliary care company Care Matters, has written to the minister of state for care, Helen Whately MP, highlighting the need to get staff who have previously been checked into work quickly, rather than waiting up to six weeks for new checks to return.

CARE SECTOR EXPERT CALLS FOR REDUCTION IN DBS PROCESSING TIME

Tribe Recruitment, a healthcare sector recruiter based in the North East, is calling for the government to reduce the time taken to process Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks to 48 hours,...
Over 65s Coronavirus Struggles

OVER-65S STRUGGLING TO GET ESSENTIALS DURING PANDEMIC, SURVEY REVEALS

Three in five (60%) people aged over 65 are currently unable to get enough supplies to cover their day-to-day needs, a study from older people’s charity Independent Age has revealed. ...
Care Innovation Hub CEO Steps Down

CEO OF CARE INNOVATION HUB STEPS DOWN AS OPERATIONS ARE PAUSED

Due to the effects of COVID-19, Care Innovation Hub has made the difficult decision to pause all operations for the foreseeable future, likely to last at least six months.   In order to...
Eden Futures New Accommodation

SOCIAL CARE PROVIDER CREATES MORE THAN 40 JOBS THROUGH NEW SERVICES

Supported living services provider Eden Futures is enhancing its service provision over the next few months by launching 17 new accommodation places across Nottingham and Stoke-on-Trent.  ...
Access Wages Before Payday

WAGES FOR CARE WORKERS MADE ACCESSIBLE AHEAD OF PAYDAY

Critical workers, such as NHS and care staff, can now gain access to their wages ahead of payday for free, by using Hastee.   Earnings on-demand platform Hastee gives workers access to...
NHSX Launches Techforce19

TECH CHALLENGE LAUNCHED TO OFFER DIGITAL SUPPORT DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

People who are required to stay at home for at least 12 weeks because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) could soon benefit from new technology that aims to combat the effects of social isolation.  ...
CQC Suspends Inspections

CQC SUSPENDS ROUTINE INSPECTIONS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has written to all registered health and social care providers, informing them that routine inspections will be suspended in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. ...
Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo Rescheduled

NEW DATES CONFIRMED FOR DEMENTIA, CARE & NURSING HOME EXPO 2020

The organisers of the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo has announced that the event will now take place on 9th-10th November 2020. The care show, which was initially due to take place on...

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