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30th August 2013

Gap between care home bills and incomes widens, new figures reveal

The gap between pensioners' incomes and care home bills has widened - with figures for Wales, where pensioner incomes are among the lowest in the UK, showing the widest disparity. Across the UK bil.. read more »

23rd August 2013

HSE prosecutes care home over legionella failings

A private care home in Wallasey, Merseyside has been ordered to pay £40,000 in fines and costs after it failed to manage the risk of elderly residents catching a potentially fatal form of.. read more »

22nd August 2013

Videos launched to explain new criminal records-checking system

The UK Home Office has launched two new videos to explain to employers and employees how the new Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service works. The videos feature real employers and emp.. read more »

22nd August 2013

Book now for Annual Care Conference for Wales offer

The annual Care Conference for Wales is being held in Cardiff on October 9 - and if you book now you can take up a special offer on tickets. The normal ticket price is £140 plus VAT but cur.. read more »

21st August 2013

Merger of English care associations welcomed by CFW

The merger of the two largest groups representing social care providers in England has been welcomed by Care Forum Wales as a move which will strengthen the Five Nations group of bodies representing.. read more »

20th August 2013

Phone app to help Welsh care staff given thumbs up

A new phone app designed to help care professionals communicate in Welsh has been given the thumbs up by staff working in the social care sector. The Caring Through Welsh  app is free to downl.. read more »

13th August 2013

Ombudsman: 'Toxic cocktail' stops hospitals learning from mistakes

The NHS Ombudsman for England, Julie Mellor, has revealed that a 'toxic cocktail' of a reluctance to complain by patients and a defensive attitude among staff is stopping some NHS hospitals learning.. read more »

13th August 2013

Health board apologises over failure to control C.difficle rates

North Wales' Betsi Cadwaladr Univerisity Health Board has today (August 13) apologised to patients over a rise in C.difficile infections in one of its hospitals. The apology comes after an inquiry .. read more »

8th August 2013

Cash injection plans for England's over-stretched A&E units

David Cameron is set to announce a £500m cash injection to relieve pressure on England's A&E departments. During a visit to Salford Royal Hospital's accident and emergency department toda.. read more »

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