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Care Home News

CQC spells out what care home and home care providers must do to be rated ‘outstanding’

Sue Learner, News Editor (01-Oct-14)

The Care Quality Commission has set out what care home and home care providers need to do to achieve the rating of ‘outstanding’, in its new ratings system. From this month, CQC (Care Quality Commission).....    read full article

Prime minister’s seven day GP promise could lead to greater pressure on NHS

Julia Corbett, News Editor (01-Oct-14)

Fears over the practicality of David Cameron’s promise to ensure GPs become available seven days a week by 2020 has been expressed by research provider Nuffield Trust. The Prime Minister has also promised to extend GP opening.....    read full article

Contribution of growing part of NHS workforce should be measured as population ages

Julia Corbett, News Editor (30-Sep-14)

There is a lack of data on the scope of Allied Health Professionals, despite costing a reported £2bn in salaries and making up six per cent of the NHS workforce. Allied Health Professionals (AHP) includes dieticians, physiotherapists.....    read full article

Gold Standard Framework assessors call award winning care home ‘Beacon for end life care’

Julia Corbett, News Editor (29-Sep-14)

Church View Care Home has won the first ever Care Home of the Year Award by the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre in recognition for its commitment to end of life care for residents. The award was presented at the.....    read full article

Wales gets 'flying doctors' service offering life-saving treatment

Sue Learner, News Editor (29-Sep-14)

People in Wales are getting a ‘flying doctors’ service, giving critically-ill and injured patients access to life-saving treatment at the scene of an injury or accident. The new service will be up and running.....    read full article

'Significant barriers' stop people with learning disabilities using slimming clubs

Sue Learner, News Editor (29-Sep-14)

People with mild to moderate learning disabilities are more likely to be obese and have poorer health than the general population, yet they face significant barriers in accessing commercial slimming clubs. Researchers.....    read full article

Labour reveals goal to make care for older people ‘one service, one team, one person to call’

Julia Corbett, News Editor (24-Sep-14)

Labour has promised to integrate health and social care as part of a ‘new beginning’ for the NHS if it wins the next election. Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has put forward the party’s plans for the NHS at Labour’s annual.....    read full article

Ed Miliband pledges to fund 5,000 more care workers in Labour conference speech

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Sep-14)

Ed Miliband has promised to create more healthcare jobs and funding to the NHS if Labour gets into power at next year’s General Election. In his last party conference speech before the General Election, taking place 7 May 2015,.....    read full article

Sense of community needs to be rebuilt to prevent an ‘isolation epidemic’ in older people

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Sep-14)

The increasing isolation of older and vulnerable people is becoming an epidemic which can only be fixed by rebuilding people’s sense of community, a neuroscientist has claimed. Dr Linda Shaw is encouraging more schools to visit.....    read full article

Muscle dysfunction suffered by third of care home residents

Julia Corbett, News Editor (23-Sep-14)

Up to a third of residents might be living with Sarcopenia, a health condition linked with an increased risk of falls and functional dependence, in care homes in the UK. A report into Sarcopenia shows it may currently affect.....    read full article

Campaign to turn Wales into Europe's first dementia-friendly country

Nina Hathway, News Editor (22-Sep-14)

A campaign to turn Wales into Europe's first dementia-friendly country has been backed by a senior member of the Welsh Government who is urging the rest of Wales to sign up for the Purple Angel dementia awareness campaign. Wrexham.....    read full article

Worrying number of people relying exclusively on property to fund retirement

Julia Corbett, News Editor (22-Sep-14)

The number of people planning to sell or rent property to fund retirement has reached an all time high and a warning about funding retirement in this way has been issued. A senior member of asset management company Barings Asset.....    read full article

Government and NHS workers poised to clash over pay

Richard Howard, News Editor (19-Sep-14)

NHS workers whom are members of trade union Unison have voted overwhelmingly for strike action, due to the Government’s decision not to deliver a pay rise as per the independent Pay Review Body’s recommendation. Results.....    read full article

CQC says community mental health services must improve

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Sep-14)

Nearly one in three people with a mental health problem don’t know who to contact if they have a crisis out of hours, according to the Care Quality Commission. A survey of more than 13,500 people who use.....    read full article

People with long-term health conditions do not feel in control of their care

Sue Learner, News Editor (18-Sep-14)

Nearly a third of patients with long-term conditions are not satisfied with their care, according to a new survey. The research carried out by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) found patients.....    read full article

Two-thirds of Britons scared of getting dementia

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Sep-14)

Two-thirds of people in the UK are worried about getting dementia in later life, yet only a quarter realise being overweight is a risk factor, according to a new survey by Bupa. The YouGov poll commissioned.....    read full article

More mental health care homes desperately needed

Sue Learner, News Editor (17-Sep-14)

A manager of a new £4m care home, which specialises in caring for people with mental health conditions such as bipolar, has said there is a “real lack” of mental health care homes. The Oaks care home in Baillieston,.....    read full article

Care home manager suspended by nursing watchdog for watching 'granny porn' at work

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

The deputy manager of Ashlea House care home in Stirling, has been suspended for 12 months by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after he watched ‘granny porn’ and ‘blonde cougars’, on a computer at work. David.....    read full article

Innovative 'indoor garden' dementia therapy room changes life in care home

Sue Learner, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

A garden-themed sensory room has just opened at Yohden Care Complex in Blackhall colliery, which will be used as part of dementia therapy sessions at the home. The ‘garden’ was designed so that one half.....    read full article

Safety campaign targets dodgy fire doors in care homes

Nina Hathway, News Editor (16-Sep-14)

New research published to coincide with Fire Door Safety Week, which runs from 15-21 September 2014, has revealed continuing high levels of ignorance about fire safety among many building owners and managers......    read full article