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Paul Schmidt jailed for neglecting elderly mother

A man has been jailed for 20 months for neglecting his elderly mother and defrauding her of thousands of pounds.

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.