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Scots to receive robot-assisted surgery by 2015

Scots to receive robot-assisted surgery by 2015 | Social services news | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH PATIENTS are to start receiving hi-tech robot-assisted surgery from the start of next year, it was announced yesterday.
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Care Improvement Works | Skills for Care and SCIE

Care Improvement Works | Skills for Care and SCIE | Social services news | Scoop.it
Care Improvement Works provides free, reliable guides, learning tools and resources for providers of adult social care in England. These are mapped to the Care Quality Commission’s inspection questions and key lines of enquiries (KLOEs).
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Highland Council take on Scottish Government in row over Holyrood grants | Press and Journal

Highland Council take on Scottish Government in row over Holyrood grants | Press and Journal | Social services news | Scoop.it
Highland Council remains at loggerheads with the Scottish Government over the true impact of Holyrood grant settlements. Finance chiefs in Inverness say services in Highland are £15.2million worse off while the Scottish Government insists it will receive a “fair share” of core funding plus an extra £4.8million to spend on services. Highland finance director Derek …
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Cerebral Palsy – the Cinderella of neurological conditions? - Alliance Scotland Viewpoint | The ALLIANCE

Cerebral Palsy – the Cinderella of neurological conditions? - Alliance Scotland Viewpoint | The ALLIANCE | Social services news | Scoop.it

Our latest viewpoint comes from Stephanie Fraser, Chief Executive, Bobath Scotland, on Cerebral Palsy and a new website launched to provide general information about resources and services available in Scotland.
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Scottish Government publishes ‘Health and Social Care Delivery Plan’ - Parliament & Government | The ALLIANCE

Scottish Government publishes ‘Health and Social Care Delivery Plan’ - Parliament & Government | The ALLIANCE | Social services news | Scoop.it

The Scottish Government has published a national delivery plan aimed at increasing the rate of improvement and change within Scotland’s health and social care system.
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How can health and social care work together effectively?

How can health and social care work together effectively? | Social services news | Scoop.it
Joining up sectors depends on keeping distinct identities but sharing data and building strong relationships across teams
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'Crucial' elderly have home care option - BBC News

'Crucial' elderly have home care option - BBC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
Experts call for increased and sustainable funding for elderly care.
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Social care: Sajid Javid sets out new measures - BBC News

Social care: Sajid Javid sets out new measures - BBC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid outlines new measures on social care funding in the Commons.
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Residential Manager | Ayrshire | Scotland - One Stop Social

Residential Manager | Ayrshire | Scotland - One Stop Social | Social services news | Scoop.it
Job Type: Residential Manager Location: Ayrshire | Scotland Working hours:  37 hours Salary:  £33,910 – £37,875 Contract: Permanent / Full Time Reference No: OSS/SR/29814 We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and adaptable individual who is passionate about providing excellent social support and the delivery of clean safe care. The work in this post is …
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Scottish local authorities could face further cuts of £700m by end of parliament | Holyrood Magazine

Scottish local authorities could face further cuts of £700m by end of parliament | Holyrood Magazine | Social services news | Scoop.it
RT @HolyroodJenni: Scottish local authorities could face further cuts of £700m by end of parliament https://t.co/uPMVAEGfXM https://t.co/Zr…;
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‘I work full-time yet can't afford to meet my basic needs’: care workers speak out

‘I work full-time yet can't afford to meet my basic needs’: care workers speak out | Social services news | Scoop.it
Underfunded, overstretched and unsafe, care workers share stories of how working in the sector has changed
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Modern Apprenticeship in Social Care – Scottish Jobs

Modern Apprenticeship in Social Care - https://t.co/RrhtTTBkdB
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Scottish councils facing £553 million financial black hole

Scottish councils facing £553 million financial black hole | Social services news | Scoop.it
Scotland's councils are facing a financial black hole of more than half a billion pounds in only two years’ time unless they make major cuts, according to an official analysis.
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Scottish councils face 'significant' fiscal challenges - BBC News

Scottish councils face 'significant' fiscal challenges - BBC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
Scottish councils face "significant" budgetary challenges from falling income and rising demand on services, the Accounts Commission finds.
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NHS workforce - part 1: clinical workforce in acute hospitals | Audit Scotland

NHS workforce - part 1: clinical workforce in acute hospitals | Audit Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
Audit Scotland provides the Auditor General and the Accounts Commission with services to check that public money is spent efficiently and effectively.
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Blueprint for future of NHS in Scotland published - BBC News

Blueprint for future of NHS in Scotland published - BBC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Scottish government publishes its blueprint for the future of the NHS, with a focus on treating people closer to home rather than in hospital.
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Chief Social Work Adviser job with THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT | Guardian Jobs

Chief Social Work Adviser job with THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT | Guardian Jobs | Social services news | Scoop.it
Chief Social Work Adviser in Senior executive, Government & politics with THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT. Apply Today.
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SCVO | Digital Participation » One Digital Senior Leadership Programme

SCVO | Digital Participation » One Digital Senior Leadership Programme | Social services news | Scoop.it
Call for Applications – Dec 2016
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Measuring the wellbeing of children in care | NCB

RT @ncbtweets: Work with children in care? Get involved in our study of how to measure wellbeing: https://t.co/OmGwAn7YIs #lookedafter @Bar…
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Scotland Policy Conferences | Key issues for health and social care integration: commissioning, workforce and partnership development

Scotland Policy Conferences organises senior-level conferences on public policy affecting Scotland and devolved to the Scottish Parliament including education, health, transport, planning, housing, media and energy.
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Scottish charities offered £10k to close the digital skills gap | Holyrood Magazine

Scottish charities offered £10k to close the digital skills gap | Holyrood Magazine | Social services news | Scoop.it
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Self-harm hospital admissions among children 'at five-year high' - BBC News

Self-harm hospital admissions among children 'at five-year high' - BBC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
The number of children admitted to hospitals in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, new figures show - with warnings that many more boys are "suffering in silence".
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Here's why some Dutch university students are living in nursing homes

Here's why some Dutch university students are living in nursing homes | Social services news | Scoop.it
What students can learn from time spent in care homes.
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Ministers consider council tax rise to cover social care funding - BBC News

Ministers consider council tax rise to cover social care funding - BBC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
Local authorities could be allowed to make a further increase in council tax to pay for social care.
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Focusing on childhood adversity can transform health and social care in Scotland « Scottish Recovery Network

Focusing on childhood adversity can transform health and social care in Scotland « Scottish Recovery Network | Social services news | Scoop.it
People can and do recover from serious and long-term mental health problems. SRN is designed to raise awareness and promote the issue of recovery.
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Homelessness, hunger, debt: who steps in when the state pulls the plug?

Homelessness, hunger, debt: who steps in when the state pulls the plug? | Social services news | Scoop.it
Charities, social enterprises and private firms have stepped in as hardship grows – but only governments can make the change needed to prevent disaster
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