Department of Health renamed

The Department of Health has been renamed the Department of Health and Social Care, following the cabinet reshuffle on Monday 8 January. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with the reclassified department taking on responsibility for…...

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Sleep-in shift compliance plan receives cool reception from the sector

The Government has launched a new compliance scheme for care providers to tackle the thorny issue of sleep-in shifts. Supported by HMRC, which has been cracking down on providers who have historically paid workers below the minimum wage for these shifts, the voluntary Social Care…...

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