The Care Bill aims to modernise the law and put people’s wellbeing at the heart of the care and support system. The first reading of this bill took place in the House of Lords on May 9th 2013. There are three main sections:
- Reform of care and support.
- Response to the Francis Inquiry on failings at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital.
- Establishment of Health Education England and the Health Research Authority.
“To make provision to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers; to make provision about safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect; to make provision about care standards; to establish and make provision about Health Education England; to establish and make provision about the Health Research Authority; and for connected purposes”.
HM Government (2013). Care Bill [HL] 2013-14. London: Stationery Office, May 2013.
Impact assessments and related documentation. London: Department of Health, May 10th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].