Health and Social Care update September 2018

An update on everything new in the Health and Social Care sector in September. 

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Using artificial intelligence and robotics in social care

Skills for Care has commissioned Consilium Research and Consultancy to undertake a scoping study on the emerging use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in social care.

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Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (England) - 603/3496/4

This qualification is available for first teach 1st September 2018. This qualification is approved by Skills for Care to ensure that it is of high quality, consistent and well understood and is approved for loan funding.

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'Five ways to wellbeing' for registered managers

Julie Lusk is a Registered Manager at Solar Care Homes who support adults with a learning disability in Cornwall. In this blog, she talks about why it’s important for registered managers to look after their own wellbeing. She states that starting with a ‘healthy self’ enables her to better support the health and wellbeing of people who live and work in her service. She’s used Skills for Care’s 'Wellbeing for registered managers: a practical survival guide' to help.

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The size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England

This report provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the size and structure of the adult social care sector and workforce in England

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Reminder of withdrawal of qualifications

Qualification number Qualification title Reistration end date Certification end date

601/1120/3

L2 Award in Awareness of end of Life Care

31/12/18

31/12/19

600/2953/5

L2 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care

31/12/18

31/12/19

601/0115/5

L3 Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

31/12/18

31/12/20

600/2999/7

L3 Certificate in Dementia Care

31/12/18

31/12/20

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