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30th June 2014

Minister announces national leadership arrangements to be replicated at regional level to 'transform' social care

National leadership arrangements for social services in Wales are to be replicated at a regional level to help deliver a "transformational change" in social care and ensure people who use services a.. read more »

21st June 2014

CFW members celebrate National Care Home Open Day on June 20

More than 3,000 care homes across the UK, including many CFW members, opened their doors on June 20 as part of National Care Home Open Day. Some held World Cup-themed parties and others participated.. read more »

19th June 2014

Health and social care workers recognised for Welsh language initiatives

An awards ceremony celebrating successful initiatives which strengthen Welsh-language services in health and social care took place on June 19 at the Wales Millennium Centre, in Cardiff Bay. This y.. read more »

17th June 2014

Landmark 'do not rescuscitate' ruling has implications for care providers

A court ruling over 'do not rescuscitate' orders has made it a legal requirement for doctors to include patients and families in decisions. Guidelines for doctors already recommend that patients and.. read more »

10th June 2014

Southern Cross care home deaths: case review finds 'inadequate focus on care'

Case Review finds older people were put at risk by troubled care home operator's inadequate focus on care A Serious Case Review into failings at the Orchid View Care Centre, a now closed Southern C.. read more »

10th June 2014

Award for Care Forum Wales' chair Mario Kreft

Care Forum Wales' chair and owner of Wrexham-based care organisation Pendine Park, Mario Kreft, has won a prestigious award recognising his leadership qualities. Mr Kreft, came top in the private s.. read more »

9th June 2014

New chair for West Wales health board announced by health minister

THE new chairman of Hywel Dda University Health Board was announced by the Health Minister Mark Drakeford today (June 9). Bernardine Rees OBE (pictured) will take over from Chris Martin who retired.. read more »

6th June 2014

New rights for Wales' carers - announcement by Gwenda Thomas to mark Carers Week

New rights for Wales’ 370,000 carers to come into force from April 2016 Deputy minister for social services, Gwenda Thomas, has announced that those who care for loved ones or family members .. read more »

4th June 2014

Call to check nurses are covered by professional indemnity insurance ahead of legal changes

From July 17 a change in the law is expected to make it a legal requirement for  nurses to have professional indemnity insurance before they can be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Co.. read more »

3rd June 2014

Local authority care fees: we announce who's set fees for 2014-15

CFW is keeping up the pressure on local authorities to set their fees for care providers for 2014-15. While our work continues, some local authorities have now set fees - the table below shows which.. read more »



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