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Tributes have been paid to a former housing association chief executive and director who has died after a short illness. Nick Dudman had held interim chief executive roles at more than a dozen associations including: Beaver Housing Society, South Liverpool Homes, Thanet Community, Medina Housing Association, CDS Housing, Inquilab, Solon South West and Praetorian. He also held senior roles in a series of major London housing associations, including Affinity Sutton, Guinness and Peabody. Mr Dudman was known as one the sector’s ‘troubleshooters’ who helped organisations through difficult periods.

The chair of the G15 and chief executive of large London housing association Optivo has landed roles with two of the country’s leading built environment institutions (RICS and University College London)

Outsource UK, a Swindon-based independent technology, change and engineering staffing specialist firm, today announced that it has appointed Paul Jezzard as their new Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect.

Lynn Cuthbertson and Sharon Harrison have taken up new roles at The Manor House care home in Barnard Castle. Lynn is now home manager, having previously been deputy manager, and Sharon is the new deputy manager, having previously been principal senior carer.

Mott MacDonald professional Richard Cantlay has been appointed to Healthcare UK’s advisory board, as the organisation looks to promote the nation’s health sector abroad. Cantlay brings more than two decades of consulting industry experience to the role.

A north-east care home worker has been banned from working with vulnerable people after he struck a service user in the face. Alaster Buchanan was employed as a support worker at St Modans Care Home on Christian Watt Drive, Fraserburgh, in 2016 when he struck a resident in the face. He was sacked and the case was referred to the Scottish Social Services Council which investigated. Now, an SSSC officer has considered the details of the case and has decided to remove Buchanan from the register of support workers, meaning he cannot work in the field again. St Modans is run by Meallmore and has been registered with the Care Inspectorate since 2010.

A Glasgow care home worker who was caught with pornographic images of children has been struck off the register. The hearing papers did not specify which care home Colgan worked for in Glasgow.

A care worker was found sleeping on two chairs in a staff kitchen at a nursing home while the daughter of a patient was frantically looking for a staff member, a tribunal has heard. The daughter of the patient stated that it was difficult to awaken the care worker in question during her night duty and she found another staff member who promptly got the nurse on duty without delay. The sleeping carer was one of two carers and one nurse tasked with looking after 23 patients during the night duty. The nursing home received a complaint over the care-worker being found asleep on the job. The care assistant had been employed by the nursing home for nine years until her dismissal on June 2nd 2017 arising from the ‘sleep’ incident on May 9th 2017. The care assistant sued for unfair dismissal and a Tribunal has found that the worker was not unfairly dismissed.