Significant rise in EU nurses leaving the UK news

April 25, 2018

New Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) figures continue to highlight ‘major concern’ as there’s a significant rise in EU nurses leaving the UK. The new figures from the NMC show that between April 2017 and March 2018, 3,962 nurses and midwives from the EU left the register – an increase Read the full article…

Citizens’ assembly on funding social care news

April 24, 2018

A group of people from across the country are being brought together as a citizens’ assembly on funding social care. It is the first citizens’ assembly commissioned by Parliament and will consider the best way to fund adult social care. The Citizens’ Assembly on Funding Social Care will be made up Read the full article…

Allied Healthcare’s proposed Company Voluntary Arrangement news

April 23, 2018

Allied Healthcare has decided to pursue a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) to ensure it can continue to operate in the increasingly difficult homecare market. Allied Healthcare’s proposed CVA is not intended to impact on services or jobs. As with many independent providers in the UK’s health and social care sector, Allied Read the full article…

Care Home Open Day 2018 news

April 20, 2018

It’s not too late to be involved in Care Home Open Day 2018. Tomorrow, 21st April marks this year’s Care Home Open Day and care homes are encouraged to celebrate connections with their local communities to celebrate. Over 2,500 care homes took part in 2017. With Care Home Open Day’s emphasis on the Read the full article…

Housing needs of an ageing population news

April 19, 2018

New research is being funded to identify how to meet the housing needs of an ageing population. The research, to understand at a local level what sort of mainstream housing older people live in, is being funded by the Centre for Ageing Better. The grant – which has been awarded to Read the full article…

The importance of dental health for older people news

April 18, 2018

The Relatives and Residents Association is launching its Keep Smiling campaign to highlight the importance of dental health for older people. As part of the campaign it has produced a handbook and associated video. The handbook has been developed to help anyone caring for older people, whether in residential care or at home, and Read the full article…

End PJ Paralysis 70-day challenge news

April 17, 2018

Today marks the start of the End PJ Paralysis 70-day challenge aimed at getting hospital patients out of the pyjamas and into their clothes during the day. Care homes are also encouraged to participate. The 70-day #EndPJparalysis Challenge is running across the UK and in Ireland from 17th April to Read the full article…

Future of domiciliary care services report news

April 13, 2018

The Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University has published a new report on the future of domiciliary care services. The report by IPC’s Professor John Bolton and Dr Jane Townson of Somerset Care offers their thoughts and key messages on the commissioning, design and delivery of outcome-based domiciliary Read the full article…