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NSPCC-Reunification Practice Framework

  • Georgina Maisey
  • 20 November 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

Returning home to a parent or relative is the most common outcome for children in care, accounting for one third (32%) of cases where children leave the care system (DfE, 2017). This can often be an incredibly important step in helping to rebuild families. But where a child returns home without sufficient support being put in place, there is added risk of recurring maltreatment and poor outcomes. One research study found that in a sample of 180 children, 90% of whom were thought to have been mal…

Why Pharmacies are Indispensable

  • John Craig
  • 07 November 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

Under pressure, often people find the right answers. At home with my baby son, worrying and unable to see a GP, I went to a high street pharmacy for help. Utterly routine, perhaps, but it sure felt odd to me to approach a pharmacist for help – interrupting him behind his counter. It wasn’t odd to him, and he quickly allayed my sleep-deprived paranoia.

Now at Care City, I know what quickly becomes common sense for new parents makes sense for all of us. The potential of pharmacists to answer our …

Care City-The Test Bed Programme

  • John Craig
  • 07 November 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care, Science & Technology, Education & Training

We are proud and delighted to be launching a new Test Bed programme at Care City, on behalf of NHS England and the Office for Life Sciences and together with our consortium partners. The Test Bed will seek to transform outcomes, experiences and efficiency for people with long-term conditions. In addition, it will seek to enhance the work and productivity of key groups of staff.
The biggest impression on me from my time at Care City so far was made by pharmacy counter assistants. Through our first…