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Social care Green Paper scheduled for summer 2018

Social care Green Paper scheduled for summer 2018

The Government’s Green Paper on social care will be published by the summer of 2018, First Secretary Damian Green has announced.

Health and social care cuts linked to 120,000 deaths

Austerity cuts to health and social care spending have been linked with almost 120,000 deaths in England by UCL research.

Almost two-thirds of council tax to go on social care by 2020

Almost 60p in every £1 of council taxes will be spent on social care by 2020, according to new analysis.

Social care ‘on the brink’, health charities warn

Three health charities have urged the Government to address the critical state of health and social care ahead of the Autumn Budget.

EU nurses abandon UK

EU nurses are abandoning the UK in increasing numbers in the aftermath of Brexit, new figures show.

Health and social care must be central to industrial strategy, says major report

Health and social care should be integral to a new industrial strategy, a major new report has said.

Leaders call for Government action on health and social care

A letter to the Chancellor ahead of this month’s Autumn Budget has called on the Government to revisit spending plans for the NHS and social care.

Lack of choice leaves families settling for inadequate care homes

A systematic failure in the care home sector is leaving the majority of people with limited choice and half of people in need of care having to wait for a bed, according to Which?
Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC chief inspector of adult social services.

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.