Why we need to pay more attention to student funding in social work education

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

There has been a large rise in the volume of social work research undertaken in the UK over the past 20 years but one topic remains stubbornly under researched: student funding in social work education. This is all the more surprising when we remember the attention given to tuition fees in the last three general elections. In June 2017, the Department of Health and Social Care Policy Research Programme commissioned the Social Care Workforce...

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Meltdown and Spectre – the newest vulnerabilities to affect the health industry

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

In January 2018, the cybersecurity world was hit by two Intel vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, affecting a substantial number of the world’s computer processors designed by Intel, AMD and ARM. From smartphones to PCs, supplied by any vendor and running almost any operating system, the vulnerabilities affected practically any modern computer. Despite some patches being issued for the devices affected by these vulnerabilities, there has not...

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Innovation: the key to fuelling positive change in the NHS

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Healthcare presents a major opportunity for start-ups aiming to transform industries using technological innovation. The NHS is a healthcare delivery system on a massive scale. Our system needs to adapt to meet coming challenges – an ageing population and increasingly complex health and care needs. As demand increases, finances and workforce capacity are not keeping up. Incremental change will not supply the necessary solutions. Instead...

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Markets: we have been warned The privatisation of adult social care is a 30-year process that has grown unchecked, made worse by austerity politics. Should the private sector lose interest and leave the market, the consequences will be grave. Bob Hudson writes that, whilst it is not feasible to eliminate a model that has become so deeply embedded, improvement is possible. He explains how this would include a combination of better funding and...

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Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

    Responding to the Home Affairs Committee’s immigration report, Cavendish Coalition co-convenor, Nadra Ahmed, said: “This report highlights the huge challenges faced by UK employers in securing their current and future workforce during a period of great uncertainty. “The health and social care system remains under intolerable pressure and so we simply cannot afford to lose the talented EU staff we currently employ. Faced with...

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