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16th October 2017

CSSIW guidance on RISCA changes issued

Providers have until November 15 to complete their online SASS as the first step in the transition process of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 which will come into effec.. read more »

16th October 2017

Welsh government commissions expert to look at fee-setting

The Welsh Government has commissioned Professor John Bolton (pictured) to work on a framework for local authority / local health board fee-setting issues. If anyone with experience of fee negotiatio.. read more »

13th October 2017

CMA care homes investigation – share your views by Oct 30

CFW is encouraging members to share their views* with the Competition and Markets Authority as part of its ongoing investigation into care homes. The survey, which focuses on your business practice.. read more »

13th October 2017

Overseas nurses – language test revamp

An alternative language test to check foreign nurses’ communication skills could occur “within weeks” following an “overwhelmingly positive” response to a consultation .. read more »

12th October 2017

Wales Care Awards shortlist announced – are you up for an award?

The Wales Care Awards shortlist has been announced. The annual awards take place on November 17 in City Hall, Cardiff and are one of the highlights of the year for hardworking social care professi.. read more »

11th October 2017

Chief Medical Officer issues advice to care providers on beating flu

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton, has written to managers of all nursing and residential care homes in Wales to urge frontline staff to get their flu vaccinations up to date. .. read more »

10th October 2017

CSSIW proposes changes to DBS checks

The way you apply for a DBS check is changing... The proposal is that from 2018, CSSIW will no longer directly manage DBS checks – these will be managed by an external provider. A DBS fee (cu.. read more »

9th October 2017

Inquiry into costs of caring for ageing population launched – have your say

The National Assembly's finance committee has launched an investigation into the cost of caring for an ageing population. The investigation was launched at the beginning of October and CFW will be .. read more »

2nd October 2017

Deadline approaching for people to claim for their care

People who believe their care should have been funded by the NHS are being encouraged by the Welsh Government to register their intent to make a claim. Continuing NHS Healthcare is a package of car.. read more »

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