Wednesday 17 October 2018
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Life sentence for Thirsk woman who smothered friend in care home

A woman who smothered an elderly man at a care home has been jailed for life.Heather Davidson, 54, of Thirsk in North Yorkshire, admitted the murder of her 81-year-old friend David Paterson.

Challenge not defensiveness

Des Kelly OBE reflects on how care providers should best respond to inspection reports on their services

Surrey care homes closure branded illegal

Surrey County Council (SCC) has been warned it faces legal action over the closure of six care homes.

Care Home Open Day

CQC inspectors and other staff are enthusiastically joining in and supporting the third annual Care Home Open Day event on Friday 19 June.

Age UK Response to the Queen's Speech

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said:'The Government"s commitment in the Queen"s Speech to the NHS"s 5 year plan, to increased integration of health and care and to maintaining the triple lock for the basic state pension for the remainder of this Parliament are all good news for older people.

Acomb Court care home tried to stop critical report publication

A care home tried to get an injunction to stop publication of a report rating it "inadequate", it has been revealed.