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CQC publishes ten reports from its review of services for people with learning disabilities

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes ten reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities. The first five reports were published in December.

Nicotine improves cognitive ability, says study

Nicotine has been shown to improve cognitive performance in smokers who have stopped smoking according to a study published today in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Growing care crisis as charges for elderly home care top 7,000 a year says Labour

A new survey of care provided by local councils, published by Labour, reveals shocking increases and wide disparities in charges for services for vulnerable elderly and disabled people.

Carer, Friend or Thief?

Vulnerable adults in Hampshire have had monies stolen from them by a trusted domiciliary carer. Tracy Reynolds from Portsmouth, was found guilty of three counts of theft and sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court.

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.