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One in seven councils raises eligibility bar for adult care

One in seven councils has increased its threshold for adult social care this year, leaving many older and disabled people facing reduced support, the Local Government Association revealed

Action needed to improve dementia care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its second annual report on the state of health care and adult social care in England.

Sussex care home fatal fire accused sought attention

A care home worker accused of murdering a pensioner in an East Sussex nursing home fire started it "for attention and to act the heroine", a court has heard.

Somerset mother's death after double dose of drug

The family of a woman who died after being given a medication overdose said they may take legal action despite an inquest ruling death by natural causes.

Alzheimer's drugs to be made available to all

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has released its final guidance on four Alzheimer's drugs.

More lessons from Mid Staffs

Headless chickens are queuing up to be roasted at the Mid Staffs Hospital Enquiry. One by one, the people responsible for directing, managing, ignoring or colluding with the dreadful treatment of patients at Stafford General Hospital are questioned. Headless . . .