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    26th May 2011

    Three English hospitals failing in care of elderly, Care Quality Commission inspection finds

    THE Care Quality Commission (CQC) today (May 26) published the first 12 reports from an inspection programme which will see it examine whether elderly people receive essential standards of care.. read more »

    26th May 2011

    Dementia patient's hospital treatment 'degrading'

    A Scottish hospital has been severely criticised over the care of an 80-year-old woman with dementia. The woman was admitted to a hospital ward with a chest infection which meant she had dif.. read more »

    24th May 2011

    Elderly care costs could treble says OECD

    The cost of caring for the elderly could treble by 2050, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The body, which represents the most industrialised.. read more »

    19th May 2011

    Workshops offer support for nurses in the independent sector

    DIARY MARKERS FOR MEMBERS – FREE EVENTS FOR MEMBERS Calling all nurses – FREE workshops to support nurses in the independent sector. FREE Care Homes Nursing Group Workshops .. read more »

    18th May 2011

    New Health Minister admits 'massive challenge' to improve Welsh NHS

    WALES’ new Health Minister has spoken of the “massive challenge” ahead of her as she pledged to target poor ambulance response times and flagging waiting lists. Lesley Grif.. read more »

    18th May 2011

    Call for social services to be top of agenda for new Welsh Government

    Care Forum Wales has launched a manifesto which calls for the 'renewal' of social care services in Wales - and for social care to be put at the top of the new Welsh Government's political agend.. read more »

    13th May 2011

    Edwina Hart makes way for Lesley Griffiths as Health and Social Services Minister

    It's all change at the department for health and social services at the Welsh Assembly Government following First Minister Carwyn Jones' announcement of his new cabinet today (May 13). He a.. read more »

    11th May 2011

    Information given to care home residents 'improving' - OFT report

    CLEARER information on fees and contracts is now being given to potential care home residents and their families, according to a new report by the Office of Fair Trading (report of May 6). In.. read more »

    11th May 2011

    Free 'introduction to social care' course up for grabs

    A free course offering an introduction to health and social care is up for grabs for care sector staff. The course includes modules on making care safer and different care settings - and would .. read more »

    5th May 2011

    Sign up for FREE dignity in care workshops - help make your organisation a 'dignity champion'

    DIARY MARKERS FOR MEMBERS – FREE EVENTS FOR MEMBERS How to make your organization a Dignity Champion. FREE Dignity in Care Workshops – 5th, 17th, 19th & 26th May 2011 .. read more »



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