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Care home sector warns of continued challenges

Recruiting and retaining nurses to work in social care settings in Scotland appear to be worsening, with an overnight agency shift costing as much...

Health warning for ‘overstretched’ care workers

Researchers are calling for urgent action after a study found that Scottish care workers were leading unhealthy lifestyles. An Edinburgh Napier University research team found...
Gordon Sutherland, Tunstall Healthcare chief executive

Tunstall offloads North American business

Tunstall Healthcare has sold its North American business to Connect America for an undisclosed sum. The sale of Tunstall Americas is part of group’s strategic...
GMB and HC-One entered into an agreement at the launch of Careforce

Parliamentary group aims to tackle care crisis

MPs Louise Haigh and Gillian Keegan will be joint chairs of a new parliamentary group on social care, which has been launched.   The All Party...

Nursing care standard rises 4.7%

The Department of Health and Social Care has increased the NHS-funded nursing care standard weekly rate per patient by 4.7% from £158.16 to £165.56...

Legal & General launches Guild Living

Legal & General has launched Guild Living, a developer and operator of urban later living communities, as part of a partnership with a team...

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...

Consensus on social care unlikely, LaingBuisson founder tells BBC listeners

Gaining cross-party consensus on how to fix social care outlined by incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson is highly unlikely, William Laing, LaingBuisson founder and...

Self-funders charged £12,500 more than council-funded residents

Care home residents in England who pay their own fees are charged on average £12,500 a year more than those whose bill is paid...

Rise in number of babies taken into care

The number of newborns subject to care proceedings has more than doubled between 2015 and 2018 in Wales. For every 10,000 births in the country in...