Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has pledged to bring social care into the NHS so that we have one service and one team " an NHS for the whole person.
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A dementia patient died after she was lowered into a scalding bath at a care home, a court has heard.
CQC are now only days away from the start of a major reform of every aspect of social care inspection which will introduce a new quality rating system and, once the Care Act is enacted in April 2015, new fundamental standards and enhanced powers.
A care home at the centre of allegations of ill treatment may reopen after action against staff was dropped, the owners have said.
Commenting on Health and Social Care Information Centre figures in today"s "Personal Social Services Expenditure and Costs" report, Chief Executive of Independent Age, Janet Morrison, said:
Chris Ham Chief Executive:The referendum on Scottish independence is a timely reminder that politics is about argument, debate and disagreement. The passion generated in the run-up to the referendum stands in stark contrast to the quiescence among the main political parties in the UK on the future of health and social care ahead of next May"s general election.