Tuesday 20 March 2018
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Spot checks into hospital care

Spot checks are to be carried out in hospitals in light of a report prompted by the death of an elderly patient.

Few will hit social care cost cap

Pensioners expecting a government cap on the cost of elderly social care in England to mean help paying their bill are "in for a shock", a report warns.

Whatever happened to the Department of Healths plan for vulnerable older people?

David Oliver Visiting Fellow Kings Fund Back in the summer of 2013, the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt announced a public consultation on a new plan to improve care for vulnerable older people. This appeared to be very much his personal mission " indeed he went on to say in a speech at The King"s Fund that vulnerable older people would be his "primary focus for the next 12 months".

Strengthening roles and responsibilities in adult safeguarding

CQC have published a new document, which sets out the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in adult safeguarding.

CQC priorities and plans for the next two years

CQC have published their business plan for 2014/15 to 2015/16, which sets out how they will make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and encourage them to improve.

The Care Bill returns to Parliament today and is soon expected to become law

The Care Bill returns to Parliament today and is soon expected to become law. The new Care Act will mark the biggest change to social care in the last sixty years. As the Bill reaches its final parliamentary stages what have we gained and what has not been addressed ?