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    Carers UK sets out vision for improving the lives of carers to inform Government’s new Carers Strategy

    Carers UK sets out vision for improving the lives of carers to inform Government’s new Carers Strategy

      As the UK approaches the tipping point where the number of older people needing care is predicted to outstrip the number of working age people available to provide it [1], Carers UK has carried out a comprehensive review of how people are supported now, and in the future, to provide care without putting their […]

    3rd August 2016 | By | Reply More
    New GP inspections will lead to ratings

    New GP inspections will lead to ratings

    The Care Quality Commision (CQC) has today announced that new style inspections of GP practices and out-of-hours services in England will lead to the first ever ratings of practices. Starting in October 2014, CQC intends to inspect approximately 8,000 GP practices across England. GP practices will be rated as Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate, giving […]

    9th October 2014 | By | Reply More
    Almost one third of older people with care needs do not receive crucial help

    Almost one third of older people with care needs do not receive crucial help

    New research from Age UK reveals that nearly 900,000 (870, 000) older people between 65 and 89 now have unmet needs for social care[i]. The research uncovers the fact that nearly a third (31.1 per cent) of people who have difficulty in carrying out some essential activities of daily life do not receive any help […]

    14th August 2014 | By | Reply More
    CQC consults on how providers can meet new ‘fundamental standards’ of care

    CQC consults on how providers can meet new ‘fundamental standards’ of care

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has drafted guidance on how the 46,000 health and adult social care providers and services that it regulates across England can meet the government’s new regulations on care and what actions it will take when they fail. The new regulations (called “fundamental standards”) are more focused and clear about the […]

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