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Yeovil nursing home enters into three month pilot initiative to relieve pressure on hospital wards

Yeovil nursing home enters into three month pilot initiative to relieve pressure on hospital wards

A Yeovil-based specialist dementia-care home has entered into a pilot with Yeovil Hospital in a new initiative to help further improve patient discharge from the hospital’s acute wards.   Acacia Nursing Home on Hendford Hill, run by Camelot Care, is working with the Trust on a three month pilot to use six beds for patients […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Older people’s care expert Lindsay begins national fellowship

Older people’s care expert Lindsay begins national fellowship

An ‘inspirational’ manager at a family-owned care home provider has won a coveted place on an older people’s care fellowship course at the UK’s top university for nursing. Lindsay Rees beat off strong competition from applicants across the country to join the one-year programme at King’s College London. The group-wide Care Operations Manager at Colten […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Will this be another of Phillip Hammond’s bad hair days?

Will this be another of Phillip Hammond’s bad hair days?

  The Registered Nursing Home Association comments on the costs of ‘Funded Nursing Care’ and the impending tipping point for elderly care: The Royal Commission on Long-Term Care for the Elderly, published in July 1999, called for free nursing and personal care to be available for all.  In the event, only nursing care was deemed […]

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
As Better Care Fund fails to deliver have lessons been learned for the future?

As Better Care Fund fails to deliver have lessons been learned for the future?

“Integrating the health and social care sectors is a significant challenge in normal times, let alone times when both sectors are under such severe pressure. So far, benefits have fallen far short of plans, despite much effort. It will be important to learn from the over-optimism of such plans when implementing the much larger NHS […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pressures on the NHS are a real threat to patient safety-Report

Pressures on the NHS are a real threat to patient safety-Report

Five entire hospitals’-worth of extra beds had to be opened every day last winter  Pressure on beds in the NHS in England has become so acute that on any given day last winter, the equivalent of more than five extra hospitals’-worth of beds had to be brought into service to cope with surges in demand.  […]

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Competition and Markets Authority to review care homes market and customer experience

Competition and Markets Authority to review care homes market and customer experience

The CMA has today launched a market study into care homes for the elderly, to review how well the market works and whether people are treated fairly. By its very nature, the need to find a care home can come at a distressing time, with decisions taken in challenging circumstances. The Competition and Markets Authority’s […]

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Care operator expands with purchase of Slough care home

Care operator expands with purchase of Slough care home

Windsar Care Ltd has completed the acquisition of a former care home in Slough to refurbish and open as a newly developed home providing nursing care for elderly clients. Funding to support the purchase of the care home has been provided by the Royal Bank of Scotland.   Burnham House has been closed since July […]

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nursing home residents knit Remembrance Day poppies to raise funds for The Royal British Legion

Nursing home residents knit Remembrance Day poppies to raise funds for The Royal British Legion

Surrey nursing home residents knit Remembrance Day poppies to raise funds for The Royal British Legion. The Women’s Institute along with staff and residents at Huntington House Nursing Home in Surrey have been getting crafty for charity making beautiful knitted poppies using wool from the Ryland sheep who reside within the grounds of the home. […]

November 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Glenrothes nursing home host 106th birthday party for a special lady

Glenrothes nursing home host 106th birthday party for a special lady

Preston House Nursing Home in Glenrothes, Fife was delighted to host a birthday party for a very special lady who celebrated her 106th birthday last month. Euphemia Mitchell, or “Phemi” as she is known was born on 20th October 1910. Around 30 family and friends were invited to Preston House where they enjoyed a lovely […]

November 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Clydebank care home manager’s contribution leads to nursing award nomination

Clydebank care home manager’s contribution leads to nursing award nomination

A manager at a Glasgow care home is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious nursing leadership award. Graham Kelly, General Manager at Bupa’s Hillview Care Home in Clydebank scooped a nomination for the coveted Sue Pembrey Award 2016, which recognises clinical leaders who play a vital role in creating person-centred cultures within which all […]

September 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Norfolk and Waveney care homes urged to cut costs in medication orders

Norfolk and Waveney care homes urged to cut costs in medication orders

The rally cry comes as part of a year-long campaign to cut waste – called ‘Your Medicines, Your NHS’ – which has been organised by five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – Great Yarmouth and Waveney, North Norfolk, West Norfolk, Norwich and South Norfolk. The second phase of the campaign starts today (1 September) and specifically […]

September 2, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Glasgow care home report shows hard work and dedication shown by the staff is shining through

Glasgow care home report shows hard work and dedication shown by the staff is shining through

Rowandale Nursing Home in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow recently had an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate and were delighted with the resulting report. The nursing home which unusually is a converted church, has been owned and operated by Forth Care Limited since December 2013. Since then it has been transformed both internally, following a […]

August 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Felixstowe residential nursing home praised by industry inspector

Felixstowe residential nursing home praised by industry inspector

A Felixstowe nursing care home has been rated as ‘good’ for the quality of service it provides to older people.  Mill Lane Nursing Home on Garrison Lane, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, has recently been inspected by the Care Quality Commission and has received this positive grading  The CQC is the independent […]

August 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
What’s the catch? Asks RNHA

What’s the catch? Asks RNHA

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES INTERIM UPLIFT IN NHS-FUNDED NURSING CARE RATE   “What’s the catch?” is the Registered Nursing Home Association’s (RNHA) reaction to the Department of Health’s announcement of an uplift in the NHS contribution paid to cover the cost of nursing provided to both local authority-funded and self-paying residents of care homes.   […]

July 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Give us better, more timely information about the patients you are discharging, nursing homes tell hospitals

Give us better, more timely information about the patients you are discharging, nursing homes tell hospitals

Nursing homes need better, more timely information from hospitals when patients are discharged or returned into their care, the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) said today (18th July).   In its response to Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for improving co-ordination between health and social care providers, the RNHA wants the NHS to review the […]

July 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Catterick care home hosts Proms in the Park event

Catterick care home hosts Proms in the Park event

A Catterick Garrison care home for the elderly brought classic songs to the community by opening their doors to host it’s very own ‘proms in the park’ event. Attendees enjoyed music old and new performed by 30-piece Reeth Brass Band in a memorable concert afternoon held in the gardens of Rosedale nursing home, a nursing […]

July 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Outstanding care inspection for Norfolk nursing home

Outstanding care inspection for Norfolk nursing home

The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Meadow House Nursing Home to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in May. Meadow House Nursing Home is a service that provides accommodation and nursing care for up to 38 people who are living with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, […]

July 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nursing home staff reach new heights to raise money for local hospice

Nursing home staff reach new heights to raise money for local hospice

10 care workers from Czajka Care Group have raised £600 by taking part in a fund-raising sponsored walk to climb Pen-y-ghent, which is one of the highest fells in the Yorkshire Dales with a summit that is 694 metres above sea level.   The staff from Czajka Care Group’s Beanlands Nursing Home, which is located in Cross Hills, […]

July 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Politicians need to concentrate on meeting nursing costs of older people instead of leadership and Brexit

Politicians need to concentrate on meeting nursing costs of older people instead of leadership and Brexit

Many tens of thousands of care home residents in England are still waiting to find out how much they should have been receiving since 1st April 2016 from the NHS towards the weekly cost of their nursing care – with no date yet having been set by the government for exactly when they will know […]

July 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care England responds to delay on Funded Nursing Care contribution decision from Department of Health

Care England responds to delay on Funded Nursing Care contribution decision from Department of Health

The Department of Health determines the Funded Nursing Care (FNC) contribution for residents of care homes with nursing and new rates come into effect every 1st April.   After a specific review conducted earlier in the year to inform the 2016/17 rate there has still been no announcement from the Department of Health. Yet in […]

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