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