Category Archives: Commissioning

Commissioner’s Interest

King’s Fund Videos Explaining How Social Care Works and is Funded (King’s Fund)

Summary The King’s Fund has produced three videos to raise awareness of how social care operates in England. The topics covered include: What is social care? Who provides social care? How is social care paid for? Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Separation of Elderly Couples Condemned as Inhuman and Potentially Fatal (BBC News)

Summary The involuntary separation of elderly couples, when one or both parties moves into a care home, should cease according to Sir James Munby (Family Judge). Social workers have been strongly advised to apply a “common decency” test in these circumstances … Continue reading

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Diet Drinks Triple Risk of Stroke and Dementia? (NHS Choices / Stroke / BBC Health News / NHS England)

Summary Recently published evidence indicates that consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is associated statistically with a higher risk of stroke and dementia, but these alleged links are not overwhelmingly convincing or concerning. An NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical … Continue reading

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Regional Variations in Care Home Quality in England (Independent Age)

Summary Variations in the quality of care homes, between regions and local authorities across England, have been revealed by analysis of CQC care home inspections data. It appears that the North-West of England may be the worst performing region in … Continue reading

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Staff Turnover and Shortages in the Adult Social Care Sector (BBC News / Skills for Care / UKHCA)

Summary The UK Homecare Association, writing on behalf of care providers, has warned of the risk of rising staff shortages in adult social care,  which could result in vulnerable people receiving poorer levels of care. It appears that over 900 … Continue reading

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Integration 2020: Towards an Integration Standard for Health and Social Care (SCIE)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s “Integration 2020” research was commissioned by the Department of Health to help plan for more integrated health and social care. This report clarifies what better integration of health and care is expected … Continue reading

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