Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CMA launches inquiry over foster deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an inquiry into the completed merger of Core Assets Group and Partnership in Children’s Services (PiCS). The...
Dr Nicola Carey of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey

Project to investigate infection control in nursing homes

Infection control in nursing homes will be investigated as part of a research project by Dr Nicola Carey of the School of Health Sciences...
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan

Residential care capital limit increases in Wales

People in residential care in Wales can now keep up to £50,000 of their own savings. The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie...

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...
EU care workers’ qualifications to be recognised after Brexit

EU care workers’ qualifications to be recognised after Brexit

Social care workers who have qualified in the EU or Switzerland will have their training and experience recognised by regulatory bodies after Brexit, the...
Ageism takes toll on people’s health

Ageism takes toll on people’s health, study finds

Age discrimination may be linked with poorer health in older people, a study has revealed. Research found that a quarter of over 50-year olds (1,943...
Commissioner outlines three priorities for older people

Commissioner outlines her three priorities for older people

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales will focus to end ageism and discrimination, stop abuse of older people and enable everyone to age well,...
Brexit impact on social care workforce concerning councils, report finds

Brexit impact on social care concerns councils, report finds

Councils are concerned about the impact of Brexit on workforce shortages, particularly in social care, a report by MPs has revealed. The MPs said the...
Absence of social care funding concerns MPs

Absence of social care funding concerns MPs

A lack of clarity over adult social care funding presents a ‘significant risk’ to the NHS’s ability to deliver its long-term plan, a group...
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan

Social care services finding it difficult to recruit, report concludes

More than half of registered social care services in Wales have found it difficult to recruit within the last year. In a report commissioned by...