Broadly positive outlook for complex care

Despite continued austerity spending, prospects for adult specialist care operators are ‘broadly positive’, according to LaingBuisson’s latest analysis of this market. Eleanore Robinson reports Prospects for adult specialist care operators – at least those positioned at the complex end of the spectrum – remain broadly…...

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General Medical Services to Patients in psychiatric hospitals

Registering patients with GPs is increasingly becoming a problem for mental health hospitals. Andrew Parsons, partner at RadcliffesLeBrasseur investigates Many independent mental health hospitals registered with the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) face difficulty or downright refusal from GP practices or CCGs when they seek to…...

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Keeping the workers happy

When the balance of supply and demand becomes out of kilter, recruiting a care home manager can be difficult. Director of LaingBuisson Search James Rumfitt explains.  Earlier this year, the third edition of LaingBuisson’s Care Home Pay Survey found that, despite annual salaries in 2015/16…...

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Quality Vs Costs: Is it possible to provide good quality homecare in the face of local authority cuts?

  Max Wurr, director of policy and communications, City & County Healthcare Group Barely a week passes without new warnings about the state of social care in the UK. Cuts in council budgets and an ageing population have created a ‘perfect storm’ in which vulnerable…...

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The new normal

Legal changes to enforcement powers to ensure care services are safe are reviewed by Sean Elson, partner in Pinsent Mason’s healthcare regulation team: Although the expectations of society and regulators in respect of the quality of health care provision have increased substantially for many years,…...

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More funding and growth needed for care

King’s Fund report calls for government honesty on what general public can expect from state-funded services The government must properly fund and expand the current social care system or be honest with the public about what they can expect from local authority services so they…...

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Putting the person at the heart of specialist care

Chief executive of Voyage Care Andrew Cannon tells CCMn how he sees the market shaping up As a specialist provider supporting people with learning disabilities and complex needs across the UK, we have experienced directly the impact on the sector of increasing demand, life expectancy,…...

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