Thursday 13 December 2018
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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.

CQC inspectors publish ratings on 85 adult social care services in London and the South

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.

The New State Pension

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.