Tag Archives: Better Care Fund (BCF)

Care Homes Sector (Still) In Crisis (BBC News / CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC), reflecting on trends in care home closures, has suggested that the care market for older and disabled people in England could be at risk. The number of care homes has declined by roughly 1,500 … Continue reading

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BBC’s State of Care Theme (BBC News)

Summary Following recent news items on the problems of sustainability for social care provision, and the related impact this funding crisis has on older people, the BBC has launched an online calculator indicating how much local care services might typically … Continue reading

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A Tipping Point in the Sustainability of Health and Care? (BBC News / King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust)

Summary A King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust report identifies a 26% decline in the number of older people receiving social care, due largely to six years of cuts to local authority funding. Social care providers are found to be under pressure … Continue reading

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NHS Reconfiguration + STPs = Cut-Backs?: Two Sides of Same Equation? (NHS England / King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust / BBC News)

Summary The “Keep calm and carry on”-style narrative from officialdom. Full Text Link Reference NHS England statement on Sustainability and Transformation Plans. [Online]: NHS England, August 26th 2016. Theoretical clarification concerning STPs, from the King’s Fund Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Delayed Transfers of Care, Public Health and Sustainability in the NHS: the Home Adaptations Dimension (Care & Repair England / BBC News)

Summary The Care and Repair England Integration Briefing No.3 “Home adaptation could ease delayed transfers of care”, which has the backing of Public Health England (PHE), explains how increased funding for home adaptations has the potential to help reduce delayed … Continue reading

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Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People’s Report (BBC News / NHS Confedertation)

Summary The NHS Confederation’s Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People has provided further evidence that many persons aged over-65 are admitted to hospitals via accident and emergency (A&E) unnecessarily, usually with relatively poor outcomes and incurring higher costs … Continue reading

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On the Interdependence Between Social Care Provision and NHS Performance: a “Perfect Storm” Brewing for Winter? (BBC News / Nuffield Trust / ILC-UK / RCEM)

Summary While the Government’s Spending Review gave scope for more money to be made available to support social care services, (i) by allowing local authorities to raise council tax by 2% and (ii) increasing the amount of money available for … Continue reading

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Carers Charged For Support? / Social Care Funding Shortfalls (Carers Trust / BBC News)

Summary Councils are reported to be increasingly likely to consider charging unpaid carers for the support they receive… despite the valuable role these people themselves play in relieving the pressures of growing demand for local health and care services. Such … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Current – and Likely Future – State of the NHS (NAO / Dods)

Summary The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a “Short Guide to the Department of Health” as one of their collection of short guides about different government departments. This guide includes a wealth of statistical information in summary form, concerning … Continue reading

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Care Costs Cap Delayed = Dementia Tax Prolonged (BBC News / UK Parliament)

Summary Proposals for a maximum £72,000 cap on care costs per person, earlier planned to start in April 2016, have been deferred at least until 2020 and probably indefinitely. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2015). Is the cap on … Continue reading

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