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New scheme to recognise excellence in adult social care

CQC today announced plans to develop a new scheme to recognise excellence in adult social care. The scheme set to be launched in April 2012 will be CQC-owned, but delivered by other organisations under licence.

UK faces shortage of 100,000 care home beds, report warns

The UK faces a 100,000 shortage in care home beds by 2020 because of council cuts and the ageing society, Bupa has warned.

Plan . . . what plan?

The Care Quality Commission, our very own, very expensive social care regulator, insists that YOU have a plan but THEY don't seem to have a clue, let alone a plan.

Guides for people who receive care in a care home or in their own home.

"Standards of care to expect if you receive support or treatment in a care home or in your own home". CQC have published two important guides for people who receive care in a care home or in their own home.

Care home worker denies hitting 89-year-old resident over head with tray

A care home employee has denied assaulting two elderly residents at the Dundee facility he worked in.

Recognition needed that nursing elderly is 'specialism'

The healthcare system must recognise the need for specialist skills to nurse an aging population if it is to avoid the shocking care failures revealed in the ombudsman's report, senior nurses have warned.