Advinia acquires 11 Scottish care homes in Bupa deal

The 22 former Bupa care homes acquired by Advinia Health Care in a February have been named, bringing the provider’s portfolio from 16 UK...

Welsh care savings limit increased

People in Wales will only pay the full cost of their residential care if they have assets of more than £40,000, following an increase...

Saving funds ‘increasingly critical’, says spending watchdog

Adult social care services in Scotland are not keeping up with demand from older people who are facing long waits for care assessments and...

Falling revenue at Mears Group’s care division

Care revenue at Mears Group fell by 12% to £134.1m (2016: £152.6m) in the year to 31 December 2017, resulting from the restructuring of...

Too many care home residents prescribed antibiotics, says RPS

Nursing home staff should be trained by pharmacists so residents are not incorrectly prescribed antibiotics, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has said. According to the...

HC-One launches training programme

HC-One has created a programme to help reduce the ‘dramatic rise’ in the use of nursing agency staff and address the ‘national shortage’ of...

Gender pay gap declaration deadline looms

Social care providers with more than 250 employees have until midnight today (Wednesday) to declare their gender pay gap (GPG) data. By law large and...

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...

Disability charities merge to protect social care services

Two disability charities are joining forces to help protect frontline social care services across Scotland. Enable Scotland and Sense Scotland are entering a partnership agreement...

Circle Health joins data pledge

Circle Health has joined an initiative to encourage organisations to improve on the handling of personal information and be clearer to consumers about what...