Friday 19 October 2018
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PM aims to tackle care problem

Nurses have been told to do regular ward rounds, and patients encouraged to carry out inspections to improve hospital standards.

Evidence of neglect at Partridge Care Centre in Harlow uncovered

Evidence of neglect and abuse at a private nursing home in Essex has been uncovered by a BBC investigation.

Money to help people leaving hospital

The Department of Health is making an extra £150 million available to local authorities to help people leave hospital more quickly and receive care at home, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced last week.

Cognitive decline can begin from age 45, study reveals

Cognitive function can start to decline from the age of 45, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal

Politicians urged to seize chance to change social care

Politicians from all parties have been urged to work together to find a way to overhaul the "failing" social care system in England.

150m home care boost for elderly

Ministers have allocated an extra £150m for patients to get care at home after warnings that local authority cuts were creating a "crisis" in social care.