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Care homes offering safer, higher quality and more compassionate care following re-inspection by CQC

Nearly three quarters of care homes originally rated Inadequate have improved their ratings following re-inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). As a result, over 12,000 people across the country are now experiencing better and safer care from these services.

Mental health patients forced to travel long distances for care

Despite government promises that mental health services are no longer the poor relation within the NHS, there is evidence that many patients are still having to travel long distances from their homes to access care.

CQC new five year strategy 'Shaping the future'

CQC have published their strategy for 2016 to 2021. This sets out an ambitious vision for a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation so more people get high quality care.

Using art to create outstanding care

In his final blog for NCF Des Kelly OBE reflects on the contribution of the array of creative arts to improving quality in care

New report reveals nearly 1 million over 75s live in poverty

Pensioners aged 75+ are thousands of pounds a year worse off than both younger "Baby Boomer" pensioners and working age adults. Meanwhile, those aged 75+ are also more likely to live in persistent poverty than younger pensioners.

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