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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.

Nine staff members of staff have been suspended at HC-One’s Ghyll Grove care home in Basildon, Essex following abuse allegations. An HC-One spokesperson said it had suspended three staff members for an original incident that is under police investigation, as well as a further three for lesser but still “unacceptable” misdemeanours, as well as three management staff.

After thirty six years working in the Scottish RSL sector, Graeme Russell is stepping down as CEO at Manor Estates Housing Association at the end of May.

Lesley Wise has been appointed general manager of The Elms Nursing Home on the Isle of Wight.

A first-wave integrated care system has appointed a retiring local authority leader as its chair. David Pearson had been the lead of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS, and previously the patch’s sustainability and transformation partnership, since 2016. He stepped down from this role, having retired last month from his executive job as Nottinghamshire County Council director of adult social care and deputy chief executive. But the ICS has asked him to become its non-executive chair from 1 March, and it was confirmed last month NHS England and NHS Improvement have approved the appointment.