Wednesday 17 October 2018
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Southern Cross head to step down with no severance pay

The chief executive of Southern Cross is expected to step down, the board of the failed care home operator has said. Jamie Buchan joined the Darlington firm in 2009 just as problems were emerging.

Councils not consulting adequately on services for older people

An investigation revealed that one out of ten councils could have increased their charges for adult social care services before going through the full consultation process, a legal obligation since 2006.

Higher density of blood vessels could point to Alzheimer's

A higher density of blood vessels in the brain could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease according to research published in the Public Library of Science ONE online.

Residents moved from Hollybush care home in Warrington

A care home where inspectors found a woman resident trapped in a lift has been told to make urgent improvements.

Rainford nurse struck off for dementia patient abuse

A senior nurse who abused an 85-year-old woman with dementia in a Merseyside care home, has been struck off the nursing register.

CQC: experts in gobbledegook

CQC is recruiting Compliance Inspectors. The information for applicants makes interesting reading even if it contradicts CQC policy, and is written in incomprehensible jargon and very poor English.