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31st July 2015

Call for more nurses to be trained – RCN director

The director of the Royal College of Nursing Wales has said that not enough nurses are being trained to meet healthcare needs in Wales. The call by Tina Donnelly came after Welsh Government figures.. read more »

29th July 2015

Health Minister visits innovative home-based dementia care project in Monmouthshire

Health Minister Mark Drakeford has said he is 'encouraged' at the way an innovative project in Monmouthshire is seeing those with 'complex mental health needs' be cared for at home. Professor Drake.. read more »

22nd July 2015

Alzheimer's drug that could slow disease in early stages hailed as 'breakthrough'

BBC News today reported that data from pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly suggests its solanezumab drug can cut the rate of the dementia's progression by about a third in early stage patients. It is .. read more »

14th July 2015

Operation Jasmine and the Flynn report: Care Forum leader calls for 'fundamental change of culture'

Care Forum Wales' chair, Mario Kreft, has called for a "fundamental change of culture" in the wake of damning review into alleged abuse at six care homes, saying the review had highlighted "abhorren.. read more »

6th July 2015

Dementia care 'patchy' – concern over gaps in services filled by family and friends

A survey of GPs by the Alzheimer's Society has revealed that GPs think support for people diagnosed with dementia is patchy, leaving family and friends to create a support network where services are.. read more »

6th July 2015

CFW chair calls for social care nominees for the 2016 St Davids Day Awards

Care Forum Wales' chair, Mario Kreft, has called on social care professionals to nominate people in the sector for the First Minister's St Davids Day Awards. Mr Kreft received an award in March thi.. read more »

3rd July 2015

Regulation and Inspection Bill: Health committee calls for strengthened provision on workforce registration

The National Assembly for Wales’ Health and Social Care Committee has called for a series of amendments to be made to strengthen the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill.The C.. read more »

1st July 2015

New funding replaces axed Indpendent Living Fund in Wales

A new £20m fund to support more than 1,600 disabled people with their care needs came into operation in Wales today (July 1), following the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) by the .. read more »

1st July 2015

John Kennedy addresses CFW AGM – calls for improved status for social care profession

Social care should be given a much higher national status - as an industry of strategic importance on a par with roads and railways. That was the message from John Kennedy, director of care services.. read more »

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