Tuesday 18 September 2018
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CQC - busy doing nothing at great expense

Or at least busy doing nothing that helps patients and users of social care services.

Code of conduct to be drafted for care workers

A code of conduct and minimum standards of training is to be drawn up for health care assistants and care workers who look after the elderly in England.

People with dementia missing out on direct payments

More than three quarters of people with dementia who receive social care support at home are not using direct payments or other personal budgets.

Died after denture removal

An 87-year-old woman died after having a denture that was embedded into her mouth surgically removed, a fatal accident inquiry has heard.

Rebecca Reasbeck trial jury fails to reach verdict

A care home worker accused of killing an elderly resident by starting a fire in her room has walked free from court after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

Councils in parallel universe over care home fees

Councils are "living in a parallel universe" by cutting the rates they pay for care home places but expecting the same service, industry leaders say.