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Pilot GP service for nursing homes results in fewer emergency admissions

A pilot GP service offering daily support to four nursing homes has resulted in a 36% drop in emergency admissions to hospital, with the...
Realities of trying to meet costs highlighted in Age UK report

Charity calls for £8bn to stabilise social care services

The next government must invest £8bn over the next 24 months to stabilise exiting social care services, a charity has warned. Age UK said emergency...

CQC must change inspection methods, its chief executive tells MPs

The care regulator must change its inspection methods but cannot guarantee that abuse in closed environments will not happen, its chief executive has told...

Care home occupancy at five-year high

Occupancy rates for UK care homes rose for the fifth consecutive year, while average fee levels outstripped RPI inflation for the fourth year running,...

The best in health and social care celebrate in style at 13th LaingBuisson Awards

The 13th LaingBuisson Awards took place yesterday evening (15 November). More than 1,000 people were present at the annual awards ceremony which celebrates the best...

Long-term plan goals dependent on social care funding, says NAO

Ambitions set out in NHS England’s long-term plan can only be assessed once funding for public health and social care have been revealed, the...

Dearth of retirement living options, says report

Retirement living schemes need to be dementia-friendly and cater for changing requirements, so people do not to have to contemplate moving should symptoms become...
Ageism takes toll on people’s health

Number of over 85s requiring care to double, research predicts

The number of adults aged 85 years or older needing round-the-clock care will almost double to 446,000 in England over the next two decades,...

Meeting legislative responsibilities

More than four in ten homecare providers in Wales have handed back a care package within the past six months. Closer analysis shows that the...

Budget boost for social care not enough, sector bodies say

Representative bodies and organisations have hit out at the outcome of yesterday’s (Monday 29 October) Autumn Budget. They insisted that the extra money provided still...