Centre to help people with dementia live at home news

April 23, 2019

A new £20m Care Research and Technology Centre at Imperial College London will use artificial intelligence and robotics to help people with dementia live at home for longer. The centre joins six other national discovery science centres that, collectively, make up the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). Scientists hope Read the full article…

Antimicrobial resistance in care homes news

April 18, 2019

Boots UK has unveiled findings from its study into antimicrobial resistance in long-term care facilities. The UK-wide research looks into the use of antibiotics in care homes across the UK. It highlights the use of antibiotics in residential care and identifies potential gaps in knowledge and support for care workers and Read the full article…

Reducing delayed transfers of care news

April 15, 2019

A new digital portal is being introduced which allows health and social care staff to see how many vacancies there are in local care homes, with the aim of reducing delayed transfers of care. The tool, Capacity Tracker, aims to save hours of time by reducing the need to phone Read the full article…

Latest social care guidance for no-deal exit news

April 12, 2019

Government has asked all providers to ensure their plans for a no-deal exit from the EU are not enacted, as an extension is granted. In its latest letter to adult social care providers, the Department of Health and Social Care has requested that the sector make plans so that any Read the full article…

Quality Matters update news

April 11, 2019

Information on the action plan for year two of the Quality Matters initiative has been published. Quality Matters is an initiative to improve the calibre of adult social care, led jointly by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and partners from across the sector. This action plan sets Read the full article…

Care England Conference 2019 news

April 10, 2019

The Care England conference 2019 will adopt the theme of the social care workforce and the steps it’s taking to meet the challenges of effective care delivery in today’s economic climate. With ‘Workforce matters’ as the focus, the event will take place at the Church House Conference Centre in London Read the full article…

Funded Nursing Care rate for 2019-20 news

April 9, 2019

Government has announced the NHS-funded nursing care rate for 2019-20, which will increase by 4.7%. The standard NHS-funded nursing care rate for 2019-20 is being increased to £165.56 from April 2019. This sees an increase in the standard weekly rate per patient of 4.7%, from the current rate of £158.16. The Read the full article…

Capital limit increase in Wales news

April 8, 2019

The Welsh Government has announced a capital limit increase, so that people in residential care can retain more of their money if they need support in a care home. The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan has confirmed the introduction of a £10,000 increase in the capital Read the full article…

Keeping Active in Residential Elderly study news

April 5, 2019

A group of care home residents are taking part in a University of Birmingham study, Keeping Active in Residential Elderly, to see whether exercising while seated can improve the health and wellbeing of frail older adults. The Keeping Active in Residential Elderly (KARE) study is being conducted by the Physical Read the full article…

The status of EU staff after Brexit news

April 4, 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed the status of EU staff after Brexit if the UK leaves with or without a deal. Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock has confirmed that the qualifications and registration of EU staff will be recognised in the UK, whether Read the full article…