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...

Housing with care providers need to build an experience finds ILC

Housing with care operators should build an experience rather than just a property product, according to new research from the International Longevity Centre (ILC). Drawing...

Consultation delays ACO introduction

Plans by NHS England (NHSE) to introduce Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) have been put on hold whilst a 12-week consultation looking at the contracting...

Joint inquiry into the long-term funding of social care launched

The House of Commons Communities and Local Government and Health Committees have launched a joint inquiry into the long-term funding and provision of care...

High Court dismisses Ideal Carehomes’ challenge to publication of inspection report

The High Court has dismissed an injunction application from Ideal Carehomes, to prevent the Care Quality Commission (CCQ) publishing a report looking into one...

Two-thirds of English MPs believe there aren’t enough quality care homes for constituents

Two-thirds of England MPs, including just over half of Conservative MPs and 82% Labour MPs, agree that there aren’t enough ‘high-quality’ care homes for older...

40% rise in detentions under the Mental Health Act

The rise in detentions under the Mental Health Act may be are symptomatic of a healthcare system ‘under considerable strain’, says the Care Quality...

Scottish Association for Mental Health wins £1.4m contract

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) has secured a £1.4m contract to deliver a GP ‘link worker’ service in Aberdeen over the next...

People with continuing healthcare needs disadvantaged by system

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said that the care of people with continuing healthcare needs is ‘too often being compromised’ because they are...

Which? says half of large care providers have a quarter of homes below standard

Half of England’s large-scale providers of care homes for older people have at least a quarter of their homes rated Inadequate or Requires Improvement...