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95 per cent of hospitals not training their staff in dementia care

95 per cent of hospitals do not have mandatory training in dementia for all staff according to an interim report published today (Thursday, 16 December 2010) by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Formal complaint lodged after Somerset woman's death

The family of a Somerset pensioner who died after being given a wrong drug dose has lodged a formal complaint with a pharmacy.

Pembrokeshire care homes fees row in judicial review

A judicial review into the funding of care home places has heard how the future of dozens of elderly and vulnerable residents needs to be decided.

CQC's latest wheeze to do away with inspection

The top management of the Care Quality Commission achieves new heights of absurdity with their plan to become the GCHQ for care says John Burton, the Head of the Association of Care Managers. (GCHQ is the government's defence, security and anti-terrorism information gathering headquarters in Cheltenham.)

Birmingham hospital staff 'left mother in wet bed'

Care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has been criticised by a family who filmed the "shocking conditions" their mother was left

Are day centres outdated in the personalisation era?

The closure of council-run day centres attracts much negative press but, as Vern Pitt reports, the personalisation era is allowing other organisations to step in and provide support