Saturday 17 February 2018
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CQC lurches from one blunder to another - time for government to step in and sort out this chaos

As CQC struggles to complete the unnecessary farce of re-registering care homes, the homes themselves are saddled with star-ratings that are years out of date.

Care providers to be stuck with poor ratings until May

Adult care providers will be stuck with outdated ratings until at least May next year, following a decision by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to retain old information on its website.

study highlights stress of caring

One of the most difficult times when caring for a person with dementia is the period before diagnosis according to a study published online in the British Medical Journal

Government cuts could force up to 438,000 vulnerable people to fend for themselves

Thousands of women fleeing domestic violence, pensioners who rely on home-help support and people with mental health problems could be forced to fend for themselves under expected cuts to a major government support programme, a campaign group warned today.

Monmouthshire nurse sentenced for 'sloppy' treatment

An ex-care home nurse who ill-treated two elderly patients has been sentenced to 50 hours' unpaid work.

Carer defrauded Worcester widower of 300,000

A carer has been found guilty of defrauding a vulnerable widower she was supposed to be looking after by stripping his estate of about £300,000.