Thousands of patients still live in hospitals, a year on from Government promises to transform adult social care
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Sunday 17 November 2013
Admissions to hospitals have soared as poorer families struggle to afford food
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Hidden cameras and “mystery shoppers” could be used to keep tabs on care homes under proposals being considered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Monday 07 October 2013
Government cutbacks blamed after two-thirds of councils slash elderly and disabled services
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The NHS has lost more than 5,000 nurses in just three years, official figures show. Data for May this year reveals that there were 348,311 qualified staff working in nursing, midwifery and health visiting, down 5,601 on the figure of 353,912 in May 2010.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
New legislation will also empower podiatrists to prescribe medicines, would speed up treatments and free up GP’s time
Liverpool Care Pathway to be phased out after claims that patients were drugged and deprived of liquids
Monday 15 July 2013
The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), a technique used to alleviate suffering in the final stages of a person’s life, is to be phased out following a review that heard hospital staff wrongly interpreted its guidance, leading to claims of patients who were drugged and deprived of liquids.
Monday 15 July 2013
It is now clear that the "one or two mistakes" were in fact overwhelming problems, but phasing out the LCP still leaves the problems it was created to resolve
Saturday 13 July 2013
The results of an independent review show concerns raised by family members over the care of their dying loved ones
Thursday 04 July 2013
Hospital and care home managers who allow neglect and abuse to take place on their watch could face criminal prosecution and unlimited fines under new Government plans designed to restore trust in the health service after a series of high profile NHS scandals.
Government aims to avoid Southern Cross repeat with 'tough series of checks' on cares homes' finances
Saturday 04 May 2013
Hundreds of care home providers are struggling with the sector's £5bn debt mountain
Tuesday 22 January 2013
The number of suicides in the UK rose "significantly" in 2011, official figures revealed today, with the rate of men taking their own lives reaching its highest level for nearly a decade.
Monday 10 December 2012
The new plans could lead to fines – or even prison sentences – for directors who fail to safeguard vulnerable patients in homes which they run
Monday 03 December 2012
Tory politician ‘had been depressed the day before fatal attack’, says neighbour
Saturday 01 December 2012
Care homes could be regulated to prevent a repeat of the Southern Cross crisis.
Wednesday 04 July 2012
The Government is pressing ahead with plans to mutualise Post Offices, saying the proposals were supported by staff and the public.
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