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Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC chief inspector of adult social services.

CQC pledges change following consultation

CQC pledges change following consultation

The CQC has pledged to change the way it regulates adult social care services following its consultation on its next phase of regulation.
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Irish nursing homes face anti-competitive conduct probe

An investigation into potential anti-competitive practices by private nursing homes in Ireland has been launched by the consumer protection watchdog.

Private payers prop up social care system

Self funders are paying almost 50% more for weekly care homes fees than local authorities, according to new research.
William Laing II

Funding solution protects three-quarters of people’s assets

Elderly people would be allowed to keep three-quarters of their assets under a long-term care cost sharing solution proposed by leading health economist William Laing.

More than half councils to overspend on adult social care

More than half councils will overspend their adult social care budgets this year by up to £21m each, according to ADASS.

Care Show: PCS warns of tougher EU data protection fines

Care home providers failing to protect personal data face tougher fines of potentially of up to millions of pounds under a new EU regulation next year.
Jane Ashcroft

Care Show: Anchor CEO calls for more integrated thinking on social care

Anchor CEO Jane Ashcroft has called for more integrated thinking on housing, workforce and social care issues.
David Behan

Health and social care “straining at the seams”, says CQC

In its annual litmus test of the health and social care sector, the CQC has warned that the system is “straining at the seams” making future care provision precarious.

Tories scrap plans to cap care home fees

Plans to cap care home fees by 2020 have been abandoned by the Government, according to the Daily Mail.
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Which? warns of care home capacity crisis

The majority of councils in England face a potential shortfall in care home places by 2022, according to Which? research.