January 23, 2020

Call for Abstracts Extended till the 31st January 2020

The Social Care Ireland Conference Committee is extending the call for abstracts for the upcoming conference in April, as a very limited number of places remain available. The Committee would particularly welcome research and post-graduate abstracts. The closing date for abstracts is 5pm Friday, 31st of January, 2020, and abstracts and a completed coversheet can be emailed to socialcareirelandcon@gmail.com Guidelines on completing abstracts are available HERE Early Bird Tickets Still available  Conference Theme: Enhancing your practice, building your tool kit. Date: 1st and 2nd of April, 2020 Venue: Radisson, Sligo. In every profession, the use of specific tools is necessary […]
January 9, 2020

Update on AFFINITY National Falls and Bone Health Project December 2019

Welcome to the second update on the work of the AFFINITY National Falls & Bone Health Project during 2019. We plan to keep you informed of progress on a regular basis. If you have any suggestions on content or want further information please contact Eileen.Moriarty@hse.ie About AFFINITY (2018-2023): This project has been set-up to;  increase awareness of the preventable nature of falls  empower older people, communities and health and social care providers to work together to reduce the risk and rate of falling where possible  reduce the severity of injuries, and  Promote the best possible outcomes […]
January 9, 2020

Childhood Development Initiative 2020 Training Schedule

CDI has identified eight elements that are fundamental to designing, delivering and sustaining quality interventions. Together these elements form the QSBO framework. Each element has a dedicated training course which combines practical experience and examples from CDI’s work, with up-to-date theory from Implementation Science. Between now and 17th January full day courses usually €130 are now €100 each, half day courses, usually €65 are now €50 each.  Reflective Practice, 24th January and 17th June                                                      […]
December 19, 2019

The Prevention and Early Intervention Network

Are you committed to Prevention and Early Intervention? Are you interested in shaping the next Programme for Government? The Prevention and Early Intervention Network would like to invite you to attend a mid-morning briefing and networking session. These sessions are for all who believe that a focus on prevention and early intervention is vital to improving outcomes for children and families. Limerick: Tuesday 14th January 11am – 1pm Sligo: Wednesday 15th January 11am-1pm Midlands: Tuesday 21st January 11am-1pm Waterford: Wednesday 22nd January 11am-1pm Alongside this, members of the PEIN Executive Committee will briefly present on its work to date including […]
December 18, 2019

Call for Abstracts- TU Grangegorman

In partnership with our Italian country partner, CISMAI, ISPCAN (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) is very proud to bring the 16th European conference on child abuse and neglect to Rimini, Italy from June 22-24, 2020. Abstract submission open, 15 November 2019 – 30 January 2020. Submit at: https://www.ispcan.org/rimini2020/ We welcome you to join us, learn, and share. We have nine themes, exciting keynoters and core courses to gain beginner and advanced skills all while soaking up the sun on the beautiful Mediterranean coast.
December 18, 2019

CORU Consultation on Continuing Professional Development for Social Care

CORU has undertaken a review of our Continuing Professional Development approach. The outcome from this review is the development of a CPD Guidance Document and CPD Support Document for registrants. The documents draw on the experience of conducting two CPD audits and engagement with a range of stakeholders. This process highlighted that registrants wanted further support and guidance on how to demonstrate their engagement in CPD and achievement of new or enhanced learning. The Social Care Workers Registration Board CPD Guidance Document provides direction for registrants on the behaviours required to support compliance with the Social Care Workers Registration Board […]
December 18, 2019

Entries are now being accepted for the Health Service Excellence Awards 2020

The National Health and Social Care Professionals office are delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 Health Services Excellence Awards. The Health Service Excellence awards is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the good work that happens every day. We also, through the awards process, promote shared learning for other teams from our success stories. The Awards are open to all staff working in the public health system. This year we are looking for projects that are making a real and lasting difference to our health and social services. Your project must demonstrate a real and positive influence on […]
December 18, 2019

National Clinical Guideline-Appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication for non-cognitive symptoms in people with dementia

The National Clinical Guidelines was developed by a multidisciplinary group supported by the National Dementia Office and the Offices of the National Directors for Acute and Community Operations. The guideline was quality assured by the Department of Health’s National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) under the chairmanship of Professor Karen Ryan. The development group was co-chaired by Dr Suzanne Timmons and Professor Stephen Byrne. 1. The New National Clinical Guideline is available here; https://dementiapathways.ie/_filecache/f09/2ce/1052-appropriate-prescribing-of-psychotropic-medication-for-non-cognitive-symptoms-in-people-with-dementia-national-clinical-guideline-no-21.pdf 2. To complement the National Clinical Guideline, the National Dementia Office commissioned the DSIDC to develop a companion guidance document on non-pharmacological interventions for non-cognitive symptoms of […]
December 10, 2019

Appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication for non-cognitive symptoms in people with dementia

A New National Clinical Guideline was launched by the Minister for Health on Thursday 5 December. The guideline relates to appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication for non-cognitive symptoms in people with dementia • The new guideline is available here The guideline was developed by a multidisciplinary group supported by the National Dementia Office and the Offices of the National Directors for Acute and Community Operations. The guideline was quality assured by the Department of Health’s National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) under the chairmanship of Professor Karen Ryan. The development group was co-chaired by Dr Suzanne Timmons and Professor Stephen Byrne. […]
December 6, 2019

Rounding off 2019 with another successful Social Care in CAMHS SIG annual conference

The Social Care in CAMHS SIG, in conjunction with Social Care Ireland, recently held our fourth annual conference. This took place in ChildVision Drumcondra in Dublin. The conference entitled “Mental Health – Beyond the Label” aimed to delve deeper into the topic of mental health and the labels we associate with it. We also hoped to inspire conversations and learning regarding the topic of early intervention. We were delighted to welcome practitioners and students from a wide variety of health and social care backgrounds.   Laura Behan and Sharon Donohoe, Social Care Leaders in the Child & Adolescent Mental Health […]