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CQC’s new report on barriers between health and social care in England

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a new report looking at how services are working together to support and care for people aged 65 and over. Beyond barriers: how older people move between health and care in England, focuses particularly closely on the relationship between health and social care organisations. With increasing numbers of […]

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New NICE guidance on supporting people living with dementia

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE, has updated its guidelines on providing care and support for people living with dementia. NICE guideline NG97, Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers, was published in June 2018. It updates and replaces the previous guideline, CG42. The new guideline […]

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Sustainable Health and Care Week highlights involvement in environmental projects

The end of June 2018 saw a whole week dedicated to supporting the campaign for sustainable development in the health and care sectors. The week was announced to be a great success. Organisations from all across the UK undertook different inspiring activities during the week, getting staff, patients, service users and families involved in environmental action and […]

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Stay cool this summer with our top tips

Summer is most definitely here and recent forecasts suggest the UK is due to get even hotter over the coming weeks! While many of us are enjoying the hot temperatures, extreme weather can also be harmful to your health so it’s important to keep safe during the summer. We’ve put together some top tips on […]

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Upcoming changes to DoLS

“Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. No one shall be deprived of his or her liberty (unless) in accordance with a procedure prescribed in law.” – Article 5 of the Human Rights Act states Recently the government published a draft Bill for the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill. Much will be discussed […]

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The CQC’s latest State of Care report

Author: Martin Hodgson The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its latest annual State of Care assessment of health and social care in England. The State of Care 2016/17 highlights examples of good and outstanding care, and looks at the trends and pressures that service providers are under.

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CQC given powers to rate more providers

Author: Martin Hodgson The Care Quality Commission is to be granted new powers to enable its inspectors to assign quality ratings for independent healthcare providers. The CQC ratings will be published to help the general public in obtaining as much information as possible about a provider before they use their services.

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