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How much bed blocking is down to care home placement delays?

How much bed blocking is down to care home placement delays?

There were 29,374 beds blocked in UK hospitals in 2018, according to a new study.

WESTMINSTER HEALTH FORUM: NHS chief calls on government to fix social care

NHS Confederation Chief Executive Niall Dickson has said 2019 needs to be the year that social care is fixed.

Social care left out in the cold this winter, Care England says

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has expressed concern has once again that social care has been left out of new funding this winter.

LEADERS IN CARE 2018: Former Health Minister plots the path to health and social care integration

NHS Confederation and LaingBuisson chair Stephen Dorrell set out a path towards health and social care integration during yesterday’s Leaders in Care event in London.

Care England slams CHC tariff rules

Care England has expressed its continued concern over low increases in Continuing Healthcare (CHC) fees.

New Health and Social Care Secretary urged to “grasp social care challenge”

NHS Confederation leaders have urged recently appointed Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock to “grasp the social care challenge”.

Health and social care integration plan fails to meet targets

An NHS programme designed to develop new models of integrating health and social care services has failed to deliver as hoped, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said.

Care homes and NHS team up to spot early warning signs of ill health

Care home staff and NHS nurses are working together in a digital pilot designed to improve the quality of life of residents and reduce hospital admissions in Sheffield.

NHS programme helps care home staff spot signs of residents’ ill-health

An NHS programme is being rolled out in care homes across North West London to help care staff spot signs of residents being unwell.

British public backs rise in social care spending

More than four in five people support a 3.9% spending increasing in social care, an NHS Confederation poll has found.