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Extra money to help people leaving hospital

Following a successful efficiency drive, the Department of Health is able to make an extra £162 million available to local health and care services to spend this financial year on front line services, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced yesterday.

Bed blocking on the rise as care cuts leave elderly stuck in hospital

Thousands of older patients are being forced to stay in hospital long after they are fit enough to leave, doctors are warning and the problem is being exacerbated by the coalition's cuts to council budgets.

VAT rise will hit charitable social care providers

The rise in VAT to 20% will cut the amount of social care that charities can deliver, Sue Ryder Care has warned.

MRI and spinal fluid tests could help diagnose dementia

Researchers at UCL have discovered that combining cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing with MRI scans could provide an early indication of a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's.

The speaker Line up at Carelive UK promises to inform, educate and inspire

Carelive UK in Plymouth on the 18th January has a focus on providing a range of seminars to support providers on issues that face their businesses. Along with a large Exhibition of companies providing goods and services to the Care Sector. The Event is free to attend.For a list of speakers and topics click here

Workforce, education and training consultation launched

An ambitious new strategy to simplify the healthcare education and training system, underpinned by strong clinical leadership, was unveiled yesterday by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.