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NMDS-SC updated to include Qualifications and Credit Framework

Skills for Cares National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) has been updated so that Englands adult social care employers can now record new qualifications their workers are taking as part of the Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF).

Adult care providers face less scrutiny warns Adass

Adult care directors are seeking urgent talks with the Care Quality Commission over concerns that a new ratings system for providers will reduce scrutiny of services, to the detriment of users.

Lessons for social care

The Mid Staffs NHS Trust Public Enquiry has lessons for social care. Day after day the enquiry hears from those whose lives have been devastated by the failure of care and those who worked in the hospital and, in their different ways, attempted to protest against the vicious, callous management regime.

Warning of back door fees for social care staff

Registration fees for social care staff in England could be introduced "through the back door" if the government goes ahead with a plan to install a voluntary regulation system, sector leaders have warned.

Self-funding social care users left in the cold by councils

As a group, they occupy nearly 40% of residential care places and 48% of those in nursing homes, but self-funders and their relatives remain largely unsupported by councils. This emerged last month

Sheffield care home fined after toilet cleaner death

A care home has been fined for breaches of safety laws over the death of a resident who drank toilet cleaner.