Scottish staff reject Milburn’s vision

The idea of the new, multi-skilled social care professional
proposed for England by health secretary Alan Milburn was rejected
by representatives from across the social care sector at a
conference to discuss the future of community care in Scotland last

More than half the delegates at the Community Care Providers
Scotland annual conference in Dunblane voted against the concept of
a new generation of worker combining the skills of therapist, nurse
and home help. No delegates from user-led organisations supported
the idea.

A further vote revealed that fewer than 10 per cent of delegates
thought Milburn’s plans would affect in Scotland in the foreseeable

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