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Paying GPs £55 for diagnosing dementia could lead to 'over-medicalisation' of patients

Sue Learner, News Editor (22-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

The Royal College of General Practitioners has warned that paying GPs £55 every time they diagnose someone with dementia, could lead to “inappropriate actions being taken” and “over-medicalisation” of patients. NHS..... read full article

Angela Rippon crowns winners of Anchor’s Strictly Dancing 2014 competition

Nina Hathway, News Editor (21-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

TV legend and former Come Dancing host, Angela Rippon, returned to the dance floor to judge the dance moves of the 14 finalists of Anchor’s Strictly Dancing 2014. Run by care home provider Anchor, the competition..... read full article

Alzheimer’s Society pays tribute to Lynda Bellingham’s charity work

Nina Hathway, News Editor (21-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had cancer, has died aged 66. Best known for her work in All Creatures Great and Small as well as a long running role in the Oxo TV adverts and on the panel of ITV’s Loose Women, she was..... read full article

Nearly 200,000 people struggle to find the true value of wills

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (21-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

More than 175,000 people find it difficult to track down all assets listed in the wills of loved ones, according to research conducted by Willsandassets.co.uk. The nationwide survey found 31 per cent of people who have lost loved..... read full article

Police release e-fit of intruder who stabbed and punched care home worker

Sue Learner, News Editor (21-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Police have released an e-fit of an intruder who forced his way into a care home and stabbed a care home worker in the arm. The stabbing happened at 6.15am on Saturday 18 October at The Beeches care home..... read full article

Care product retailer offers free prevention of infection posters

Nina Hathway, News Editor (21-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

As part of International Infection Prevention Week, which this year runs from 19 to 25 October, a care products’ retailer has produced some free downloadable posters for use in care homes to spread the message that everyone plays..... read full article

Brave firewalkers to walk barefoot on hot coals for Care Workers Charity

Sue Learner, News Editor (20-Oct-14) article from 'Innovative Care Home' section

A group of people working in the care and healthcare property sector, will be hot-footing it over hot coals at a fundraising event, in a bid to raise over £4,000 for the charity which supports care workers. The..... read full article

No excuses for bad care despite challenging times, states CQC

Richard Howard, News Editor (17-Oct-14) article from 'News Analysis' section

Care Quality Commission (CQC) chief executive David Behan has committed the regulator to ‘calling time on unacceptable inadequate care’, pointing out that many financially challenged organisations have nevertheless achieved good or..... read full article

Woman from Little Chalfont bakes her way to London Marathon for Leonard Cheshire Disability charity

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (16-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

A woman from Little Chalfont is preparing to run the Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time fundraising for the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity. Alexandra Wilson-Jones, 29, will be one of 30,000 runners on 26 April..... read full article

Mental health waiting time standards set to bring treatments in line with physical health

Julia Corbett, News Editor (16-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has officially outlined the first ever NHS waiting time standards for mental health conditions, bringing psychosis standards in line with consultations targets for cancer patients. Patients..... read full article

Cost of dying rises seven times faster than the cost of living

Richard Howard, News Editor (16-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Funeral costs, researched by financial services experts SunLife and recorded in the company’s annual Cost of Dying report, show that the costs loved ones face at a time of loss continue to grow and with no sign of slowing down. In..... read full article

Disability charities call Lord Freud 'not worth the full wage' comments 'offensive and outdated'

Julia Corbett, News Editor (16-Oct-14) article from 'News' section

Welfare Reform Minister Lord Freud has issued an official apology, after receiving substantial criticism about his comments that some disabled people are 'not worthy' of being paid the minimum wage, calling his..... read full article

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Upcoming Care Sector Exhibitions & Conferences

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Tackling long-term conditions: Coordinating care, delivering improvement

Date: Wednesday 29 Oct 2014   Location: America Square Conference Centre
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Residents' Meting

Date: Thursday 30 Oct 2014   Location: Wadhurst Manor
Organiser: Barchester Wadhurst Manor   more details

Care Show

Date: Tuesday 04 Nov 2014 – Wednesday 05 Nov 2014   Location: NEC Birmingham
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Upcoming Care Sector Awards

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Older People in the Media Awards 2014

Date: Thursday 13 Nov 2014   Location: London
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Upcoming Care Home Events & Open Days

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Pembroke Care News

Date: Monday 21 Oct 2013 – Saturday 21 Oct 2023   Location: Pembroke Care
Organiser: Pembroke Care   more details

Monthly Coffee Mornings

Date: Thursday 07 Nov 2013 – Thursday 04 Dec 2014   Location: Lancaster Grange
Organiser: Barchester Lancaster Grange Care Home   more details

Monday Activities

Date: Monday 11 Aug 2014 – Monday 10 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester High Habberley House Care Home   more details

Upcoming events at Bloomfield

Date: Monday 11 Aug 2014 – Saturday 06 Dec 2014   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Bloomfield Care Home   more details

Reading Club

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Drummond Grange Care Home   more details

Music Therapy

Date: Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 – Wednesday 12 Aug 2015   Location: United Kingdom
Organiser: Barchester Drummond Grange Care Home   more details