In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 85 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across London and the South of England.
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Commenting on the introduction of the new State Pension from this Wednesday 6 April, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:"In the long run, these reforms will give us a simpler system that should help reduce pensioner poverty. But as we enter a potentially confusing transition period, the state pension system remains complex and hard for older people to navigate. And we can"t forget the 1.6 million older people living in poverty right now who won"t benefit from these reforms.
Care services for the elderly and disabled could hit "breaking point" when the new National Living Wage comes into effect, councils say.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has reluctantly recommended that nurses remain on the Government"s shortage occupation list (SOL) - while criticising the health sector for failing to maintain a sufficient supply of UK nurses.
A woman in a legal fight to recoup more than £250,000 in health care costs for her late elderly aunt, has described the process as "shabby".
The mother of a man whose death sparked an inquiry into a health trust has criticised a lack of response after it was revealed it failed to investigate hundreds of deaths.