Joint statement on advance care planning news

March 31, 2020

A joint statement on advance care planning has been released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Care Provider Alliance (CPA), British Medical Association (BMA) and Royal College of General Practice (RCGP). The statement sets out and reaffirms guidelines on advance care planning, noting that plans should be individual and not applied to Read the full article…

Matt Hancock letter to care staff news

March 30, 2020

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock has written a letter to social care staff to thank them for their work during the coronavirus outbreak. In his letter, which he addresses to his ‘brilliant colleagues in social care’, he writes, ‘My main message to you is simple: thank you. ‘Thank Read the full article…

Care Workers’ Charity Emergency Fund news

March 27, 2020

The Care Workers’ Charity has set up an emergency fund for care workers who are having to isolate during the coronavirus outbreak. The Fund aims to support those working on the front lines of care, who are either in an at-risk group, or are showing symptoms of the virus and Read the full article…

Free parking for health and care staff news

March 26, 2020

The government has announced free parking for health and care staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Matt Hancock, Health and Social Care Secretary, has said Government will cover the costs of providing free car parking to NHS staff working in hospitals, and the Local Government Secretary has agreed local councils will Read the full article…

CQC COVID-19 registration framework news

March 25, 2020

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced a new COVID-19 registration framework to support providers to be reactive during the outbreak. The CQC website states that a COVID-19 registration is any application from a health or social care provider which: Intends to deliver services which provide additional health and social Read the full article…

Letter to recruitment agencies news

March 24, 2020

The Minister of State for Care, Helen Whately has written a letter to health and care recruitment agencies, calling on them to work in constructive partnership with the NHS and other services during this time of heightened need. The letter, which has been sent to agencies working in the health Read the full article…

Techforce19: funding for digital solutions news

March 23, 2020

NHSX is making funding available to support digital solutions that help people during the coronavirus outbreak. Techforce19 is a new programme, open to innovative technology companies in England who will compete for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution. The funding for digital solutions will be made available to Read the full article…

£2.9bn funding for the vulnerable news

March 20, 2020

£2.9bn funding is being made available to support the most vulnerable in society during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The funding also aims to free up more than 15,000 beds by helping patients no longer in need of treatment to return home safely and quickly. The funding is allocated from the Read the full article…

CMM Insight Leeds Care Conference postponed news

March 19, 2020

Care Management Matters has made the decision to reschedule the CMM Insight Leeds Care Conference due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Following our announcement last week that the Northamptonshire Care Conference would be postponed, we feel it is important to apply the same caution to all of our other events. Bringing together Read the full article…

National Care Force launched news

March 18, 2020

A National Care Force has been launched to support volunteering in the social care sector during the coronavirus outbreak, and to help social care providers fill staff gaps. The free online platform, powered by Florence, works by allowing volunteers to book shifts available across the social care sector. Shifts are posted directly by the Read the full article…

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