Thursday 18 January 2018
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Call for merged 'super' health and care budget

A merged NHS and social-care budget in England is needed to stop vulnerable people falling into the gaps between the two services, experts say.

GP claims new dementia diagnosis targets will lead to over-diagnosis

New targets for diagnosing dementia will lead to more harm than good, according to an article written by Dr. Martin Brunet, a GP, in the BMJ today.

Neglect contributed to pensioner's death

Neglect contributed to the death of an elderly woman given the wrong food and left unsupervised at a care home, a coroner has ruled.

Failing to Care Coalition calls for an end to unnecessary reassessment of NHS continuing care eligibility

The 'Failing to Care Coalition' has called for an end to the unnecessary and distressing reassessment for NHS continuing care, for people with progressive and non-improving conditions.

Iain Duncan Smith defends welfare reforms

The work and pensions secretary has defended changes to the welfare system, including disability benefit reforms.

Independent Age response to news that cuts have left 250,000 older people without state care

Independent Age Chief Executive, Janet Morrison, said:"Today"s new research from the Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust confirms what anyone with a long-standing interest in social care has been saying for years: our care system is in crisis. Thank goodness, then, the Public Accounts Committee plans to shine a spotlight on funding for social care in its Inquiry, starting today.