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Councils planning for 40% adult care cuts, says Adass head

Some councils are considering cuts of up to 40% to adult services due to demographic pressures and expected government spending limits, a directors' leader has warned.

Govt announces chair of long-term care commission

The Government has launched its commission on long-term care and appointed economist and broadcaster Andrew Dilnot as its chair.

Anti-ageing gene linked to Alzheimer's

SIRT1, a gene associated with anti-ageing has been linked to the production of an Alzheimers protein according to a study in Cell today

Care provider registration errors tie up CQC

Almost one in six adult care providers have made mistakes in applying to register with the Care Quality Commission, costing the regulator in staff time and morale.

NHS Somerset to hold inquiry into killer care home boss

An NHS inquiry is to be held into how a former care home manager in Somerset was able to siphon off prescription drugs from the elderly people she nursed, the BBC can reveal.

CQC but not as we know it

While Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS proposes the strengthening of the CQC, it will be a very different organisation from the one we have now. Healthwatch holds the key to the future of care home inspection.