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Personal social care budgets may be incompatible with cuts, PAC warns

Personal budgets for social care may result in worse outcomes for recipients as local authorities" drive for savings is prioritised over good results for users, the Public Accounts Committee has warned.

Woman, 90, in hospital after missing from care home

A vulnerable 90-year-old woman is being treated in hospital after going missing from a care home in Cornwall.

Wisteria House Dementia Care Ltd rated Outstanding by Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Wisteria House Dementia Care Ltd as "Outstanding" overall following an inspection in January 2016.

Care homes offering safer, higher quality and more compassionate care following re-inspection by CQC

Nearly three quarters of care homes originally rated Inadequate have improved their ratings following re-inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). As a result, over 12,000 people across the country are now experiencing better and safer care from these services.

Mental health patients forced to travel long distances for care

Despite government promises that mental health services are no longer the poor relation within the NHS, there is evidence that many patients are still having to travel long distances from their homes to access care.

CQC new five year strategy 'Shaping the future'

CQC have published their strategy for 2016 to 2021. This sets out an ambitious vision for a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation so more people get high quality care.