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Family of elderly woman who choked to death at care home takes legal action

The family of an elderly woman who choked to death at a care home are taking legal action as they seek to find out more about her death

Ottley House care home unlawfully locked residents in roomse care home

People living in a Shrewsbury care home were locked in rooms and treated without respect, inspectors have found.

Nearly 400,000 older people are worried about being lonely this Christmas

New research by Age UK reveals that nearly 400,000[i] people aged 65 plus in the UK are worried about being lonely this Christmas. In addition, it showed that there are 2.5 million (23%) older people who are not looking forward to Christmas this year with nearly 650,000[ii] saying it"s because the festive season brings back too many memories of those who have passed away.

Merok Park care home closed after inspectors deem it 'dirty and unsafe'

A care home in Surrey has been shut down after inspectors found residents were "at significant risk of harm".

Viagra-like drug could double as dementia treatment

A commonly prescribed drug used to treat men with erectile problems could become the next treatment for dementia, according to Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF).

CQC settles case with former deputy chief executive Jill Finney

In January 2014 the Care Quality Commission"s former deputy chief executive, Jill Finney, instigated legal action against CQC. This was following CQC"s publication of the Grant Thornton report into CQC"s regulatory oversight of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust in June 2013. Ms Finney"s legal claim was based on two key elements: a libel action in respect of the Grant Thornton report; and a claim for damage to Ms Finney"s reputation resulting from the manner in which her name was released into the public domain. The total damages sought were £1.5m.