Healthcare professionals need to talk about death, says report

Doctors need to get better at having frank conversations earlier with terminally ill patients or those in the final stages of life, the Royal...

LifeCare Residences reports £19m profit as it targets growth

LifeCare Residences reported a pre-tax profit of £19.5m (2017: £22.8m) in the year ended 31 March 2018, with the company operating three ‘fully sold-down’...
Agincare considers viability of contracts despite rising profit

Somerset Care posts loss as costs bite

Rising costs and no increases in fee rates for dementia and nursing care impacted the financial performance of Somerset Care in the...

Confusing contracts causing concern, claims Which?

Care homes are failing to provide contracts and neglecting to tell residents and their families about important terms and conditions, a Which? investigation has...

Social care start-up appoints Sir Nick Clegg

Former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg has been made chair of the advisory board at homecare technology start-up Cera. The tech company partnered with...

Brighterkind care homes for sale, says report

Terra Firma has put a £225m price tag on 24 Brighterkind care homes that continue to be subject to a legal dispute, it has...

Social care register opens for homecare workers

Domiciliary care workers will be able to join a register to legally work in Wales from next month, in the lead up to an...

Workforce development innovation fund opens

Applications are being accepted for the Skills for Care workforce development innovation fund which will support social care providers to improve service provision and...

Scottish care workers leaving sector at an early stage

The care sector needs to provide staff with training and support that reflects the complexity of their roles or face the prospect of workers...
Losses balloon at Tunstall Healthcare

Cost-savings provide Marie Curie with net income boost

Cost-saving measures over the past few years have resulted in Marie Curie moving out of deficit and posting a net income of £3m, its latest...