A new website shows people how their local social services departments are performing. Developed jointly by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and the Department of Health, the website allows users to see how local councils score against criteria set for social service delivery by the Department of Health in its Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF). The website enables users to view local data on topics such as how satisfied people are with social services and how well carers are consulted with. Website users will be able to see how their local authority compares with similar councils and the national average.
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Please sign the WOW Petition! MHNE fully supports the War on Welfare (WOW) petition and campaign, which has been running for nearly one year now and which desperately needs to reach 100,000 signatures by 12th December 2013 in order for it to be considered suitable for debate in Parliament (visit E-Petitions and the Backbench Business Committeefor more information on this process).
WOW call for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of all cuts and changes affecting sick & disabled people, their families and carers, and a free vote on repeal of the Welfare Reform Act, as well as an immediate end to the Work Capability Assessment, as voted for by the British Medical Association. For more information on the WOW petition and campaign please visit the WOW Petition website.
Company categorisation has never been more important. The way you categorise your organisation will determine the notifications and opportunities you will receive. With an increasing number of North East authorities using the system to issue out low value quotations to a randomly generated list of suppliers for each new opportunity, ensuring your account is correctly categorised is vital.
To update your categories and increase potential for new business, please follow the instructions below:
• Go to www.nepoportal.org • Click on ‘Supplier Login’ under the ‘Links’ section • Enter your ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ • Click on ‘My Opportunities’ • Click on 'Update Company Profile' • Click on your Username under ‘User Accounts’ • Click on the ‘Change Category(ies)’ option • Click on the Search/Select Categories • Use the ‘Search Criteria’ box to add a key word to return suggested categories • Check the box against ALL relevant categories and click ‘Select Categories’, then Finish and Save.
You can also use this opportunity to review your full profile to ensure your company, contact details and classifications are correct.
If you need any assistance, please call the dedicated NEPO Portal Helpdesk on 0191 433 5949.
NEPO regrets to advise that the ability to upload multiple documents is currently unavailable for supplier responses. Anyone completing their response to an opportunity will have to add attachments one at a time. Please allow yourself sufficient time to complete this process.
NEPO apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. And will advise as soon as this has been rectified.
Health secretary says plan would give hospitals incentive to be open about blunders, in wake of Mid Staffordshire scandal Posted: on the Welfare News Service 19 Nov 2013 To read the full story the full story click on the link below
Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP has called the Mid-Staffs scandal 'a betrayal of the NHS and its values' and lashed out at 'significantly worse' staff to patient ratios in hospitals Posted: on the Welfare News Service19 Nov 2013 To read the full story the full story click on the link below
Number of Sick and Disabled Wrongly Declared; Fit For Work; Far Higher Than Previously Thought, Says Labour MP
The Government has been accused of 'fiddling figures' after it was revealed that the number of sick and disabled people wrongly declared 'fit for work', following an Atos Work Capability Assessment... Posted: on the Welfare News Service 19 Nov 2013 To read the full story click on the link below