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It’s more complicated than that….

Monday 18th April 2016 marks to the start of a campaign on the part of families who have a member of their family in an Assessment and Treatment Unit (ATU) – see http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/AIMS-LD%20Standards%20-%20Second%20Edition.pdf for the standards that define an ATU. 3,000 people.  Members of 3,000 families who love them. As commissioners and social workers, in […]

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Winter ‘blocking’

Looking back on the chaos last year, as hospital after hospital declared major incidents, this year all is quiet, almost eerily so. Have things really improved, or is it that: The weather has been mild so far…. Tolerances are more flexible following changes to how Trusts are financially penalised for waiting times in A&E New ‘guidelines’ […]

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Are we Human or are we Care Manager?

The Social Work profession should embrace the #AMCP role – human rights are the essence of social work.