Monday, March 1, 2021

Intermediate care allocations announced

Community Care Market News (News) April 2002 The Department of Health (DoH) has announced initial allocations from a £66m capital investment in...

Coverage Care training on target

Community Care Market News (News) November 2003 Coverage Care, the residential care home provider says it is on schedule to reach the...

Richmond extends telecare scheme

The London borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames has invested £100,000 in a telecare scheme to increase the number of vulnerable local residents able to live independently in their own homes.

Sanctuary acquires 35 homes from Embrace

The Sanctuary Group has boosted its care operations by acquiring 35 residential care homes and a supported living scheme from Embrace Group, taking the...

Mencap questions legality of charges

Community Care Market News (News) February 1999 A Mencap survey published this month has found that many local authorities may be acting...

CQC consults over excellence while critics keep rallying

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has this month launched a consultation on its new excellence awards through which it seeks views on the definitions which will used and the assessment processes applied in identifying these providers. Meanwhile, further details of how the watchdog plans to outsource the scheme have revealed that it hopes to see a number of scheme operating enabling providers of specific services to sign up to the most appropriate one. However, coming just weeks after an increase in regulation fees which was criticised by sector voices, the watchdog is fending off attacks which review its own activities as far from excellent’.

Palliative care on a tariff basis?

The Palliative Care Funding Review team submitted its final report to the Secretary of State for Health last month, with a document proposing a funding model based on a needs classification system’ which would ensure that funding follows a patient in a clear and transparent’ way. Tasked by the government to carry out an independent review of palliative care for adults and children last summer, the group has come back with a review which brands the existing system as confused and lacking in the offer of any meaningful choices. It said that despite surveys suggesting that between 56% and 65% of adults would prefer to die at home, it remains the case that the vast majority die in hospitals at much greater cost to the country than is necessary.

Four Seasons ‘in talks’ with potential buyers

The rumour that Four Seasons Healthcare is for sale gained momentum last month after CCMn learned that the company had been in talks with potential buyers. A number of sources confirmed to CCMn that Four Seasons is for sale’ and so far we have learned that presentations have been made to possible buyers, including one major banking house, outlining the value of the company and highlighting future projections.

Care workforce must increase – Skills for Care

A report by Skills for Care has found that the social care sector may need to recruit more than a million extra staff (or 82%) by 2025. This increase is required due to the prediction that the number of over-65s in England is set to double by 2050.

Whistleblowing incentives: Sounding the alarm in the healthcare sector

Partner at Eversheds, Elizabeth Graves spills the legal beans