Wednesday 19 September 2018
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Guidance to tackle restraint

CQC and the NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network have worked with the Department of Health on guidance published last year on minimising all forms of restrictive practices so they are only used as a last resort.

Ofcom rejects Panorama care home complaint

A care home that featured in a Panorama investigation into elderly care was not treated unfairly by the BBC programme, the broadcasting regulator has ruled.

Commission proposes reshaping of social care

The way that health and social care are currently organised and funded creates confusion, perverse incentives and much distress for individuals and families.

Funding of 82m to reduce elderly isolation

Funding of £82m is being distributed to reduce social isolation of older people in 15 areas across England.

WDC announce drive to speed up dementia research and increase investment

The World Dementia Council has announced the next steps in its drive to speed up dementia research and increase investment. The plans were agreed at its second meeting at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris in July.

New rules to serve up better food for NHS patients and staff

The NHS will have mandatory food standards and hospitals will be ranked on food quality as part of a wide-ranging drive to raise standards of hospital food across the country.