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ONS reports spike in number of deaths in 2015 driven by increased mortality in over 75s

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Public Health England, have carried out analysis of weekly and monthly death figures.

Margate naked video: Calls for government to review care

Calls have been made for a government review into the care system after video footage showed Kent care home staff drinking, stripping and swearing while at work.

Leadership is crucial in social care

NCF Blog by Christine Asbury. Christine Asbury, Chief Executive of WCS Care Group offers her perspective on developing leadership skills

CQC responds to joint investigation by The Sunday Times and Channel 4s Dispatches on instances of poor home care by two providers

The Sunday Times published a story, which exposed serious failings in care in people"s own homes in two specific locations " the Haringey branch of Sevacare and the Hillingdon branch of Care Outlook.

Around the clock care for dying 'not good enough

A national review of end-of-life care has found many hospitals are failing to provide face-to-face palliative care specialists around the clock.The review shows only 16 of 142 hospital sites in England offer specialists on site 24/7.

CQC announces changes in regulatory fees for providers

Following a public consultation last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined the fees that providers of health and adult social care in England will pay from April 2016 to cover the costs of their regulation.