Turning the development dial

What will happen to residential care when all the builders have upped sticks? Deven Pamben explores the alternatives on offer which mean that the...

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 bolstered by boost in profit

Major care home operator HC-One has reported a pre-tax profit for the first time since it was formed in 2011, its accounts 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...

New appointments to Skills for Care board

Skills for Care has appointed three new members to its board - Sue Bott, Dr Ben Maruthappu (pictured) and Mandy Thorn. Bott is deputy chief...