More than 230 million medication errors occur each year, say researchers

An estimated 237 million medication errors could be happening in England each year, according to data, with mistakes in administering drugs more likely to...

Adult social care workforce consultation launched

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a consultation in partnership with Skills for Care looking into the challenges workers in...

Care England wins right to intervene in sleep-in appeal

Care England has now joined the sleep-in fray after winning the right to intervene in Mencap's Court of Appeal case, due to be heard next month.  The...

Cavendish Coalition demand clarity over EU social care workforce

The country ‘cannot afford’ to lose its EU health and social care workforce as it faces ‘huge challenges’ post-Brexit. The warning from the Cavendish Coalition...

More housing for older people needed says CLG Committee

The House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee has called on the Government to recognise the link between homes and health in the...

Ombudsman appoints new members

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has appointed two members to its governing board, the Commission for Local Administration in England. Deep Sagar has...

NAO criticises DHSC for lack of workforce strategy

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has not published a workforce strategy for the past nine years and cannot demonstrate that the sector...

Three in four councils unable to help disabled adults

Sense is calling on the Government to give more resources to local authorities to help carers and adults with disabilities make future care plans. Taken...

Care home occupancy at five-year high

Occupancy rates for UK care homes rose for the fifth consecutive year, while average fee levels outstripped RPI inflation for the fourth year running,...

Winter crisis highlights care shortfall

Council leaders from the Local Government Association (LGA) have said the winter health crisis should incentivise the government to adequately fund the country’s social...