Call for better employment rights for carers news

February 5, 2019

Carers UK is calling for better employment rights for carers, as research finds more than 600 people a day are forced to quit work to care for older and disabled relatives. This new research, conducted by Carers UK, reveals that 2.6 million people have quit their job to care for Read the full article…

NHSmail for care providers news

February 4, 2019

Care providers can now access NHSmail, a free email service to enable easier sharing of data between health and social care organisations, by completing the entry level of the online Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). NHSmail is a secure and efficient way of sharing clinical and care information with health Read the full article…

Launch of national recruitment campaign news

February 1, 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is launching its national recruitment campaign to attract more workers to the adult social care sector and is calling for providers to get involved. Following two pilot recruitment campaigns undertaken in Tyne & Wear and Gloucestershire in November 2018, DHSC will be Read the full article…

Naidex 45: the future of healthcare news

January 31, 2019

The patient journey has been streamlined in recent years thanks to personalised care available through innovative technology, as well as the improved understanding of the human body thanks to research and development. Naidex is Europe’s largest event dedicated to healthcare professionals and will be the biggest platform for the display Read the full article…

Care England study into council fees news

January 30, 2019

A Care England study into council fees has shown that local authorities are failing to keep pace with rising costs, causing many care homes to have to make difficult decisions. Providers are facing the choice of either closing their service or refusing council placements, despite increasing numbers of vulnerable people Read the full article…

Guide to new ways of working news

January 29, 2019

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) has published a short guide to new ways of working across the independent and voluntary adult social care sector. It captures a wide range of new ideas and approaches, including: New types of service based on more informal support. Ways for services to work together Read the full article…

New Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care news

January 28, 2019

A new Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care has been appointed at the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Kate Terroni will begin in her new role in May, taking over from Debbie Westhead who has been interim Chief Inspector since Andrea Sutcliffe’s departure in December last year. Kate, a registered social Read the full article…

Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities news

January 25, 2019

Annual figures on the health and care of people with learning disabilities have been released in a report from NHS Digital. The Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities, 2017-18 consists of data collected from 57% of GP practices in England on key health issues for people with learning Read the full article…

Graduate Management programme news

January 24, 2019

Skills for Care is seeking people who have graduated from university in the last seven years to apply for a place on the Graduate Management programme. Interested candidates can apply for the programme until 1st April 2019. The programme lasts one year and will begin in October 2019. Skills for Read the full article…

UKHCA minimum price for homecare news

January 23, 2019

The United Kingdom Homecare Association has published its minimum price for homecare services for 2019. The publication aims to inform people of the various minimum costs that homecare providers face and offers a suggestion of a minimum hourly rate which should be paid. The rate that UKHCA is proposing as Read the full article…