Market gains beds despite loss of care homes, Knight Frank reveals

There was a marginal net gain of 43 beds in the care home market in the year to April despite a net loss of...

CQC commissions review into regulation of Whorlton Hall

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has commissioned David Noble to undertake an independent review into how it dealt with concerns raised by a former...

Inquiry concludes children subjected to ‘utmost depravity’

Children were subjected to abuse that ‘reached levels of the utmost depravity’ at residential institutions run by the Sisters of Nazareth between 1933 and...

‘Decisive political action’ needed to solve adult social care

Health Foundation analysis has revealed England spends less on publicly funded adult social care per person than Scotland and Wales, with the gap widening. In...

Long waits for older people with critical or substantial needs

More than four in ten older people in Scotland assessed as needing substantial or critical care last year waited over the six weeks outlined...

Health and social care secretary bids to become PM

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock announced over the Bank Holiday weekend he plans to run for prime minister. He is joined by nine...

Panorama exposé leads to ten arrests

Ten people have been arrested in connection with alleged abuse of patients at Whorlton Hall - a specialist 17-bed unit for people with learning...

HC-One fined after resident eats cleaning tablets

Operator HC-One has been fined £270,000 after a resident who suffered symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease chewed chlorine tablets that led to his death. Kirkcaldy Sheriff...

New Zealand: Ryman plans ambitious expansion

Ryman Healthcare has revealed details of an ambitious NZ$570m (US$371.5m) expansion plan in Auckland, Christchurch and Melbourne. New Zealand’s largest listed retirement village operator, is...

Bubb calls for end to institutional care following latest Panorama exposé

The head of the taskforce set up to review inpatient services for people with learning disabilities in the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal...