Tag Archives: Nursing and Residential Homes

Opportunities for Better Integration of Physical and Mental Health (King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS Five Year Forward View touched upon the importance of better integration between physical and mental health services. Building on the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce’s recommendations, the following King’s Fund report explores this “integration frontier” in more … Continue reading

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More on Patient Safety Concerns (BBC News / CQC)

Summary A Care Quality Commission (CQC) review reports that three-quarters of hospitals visited under its new inspection regime so far have shown some safety problems. Safety remains an issue across both the NHS and care sectors in England, there being … Continue reading

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Commission on Residential Care (Community Care / Demos)

Summary The think-tank Demos, which launched the Commission on Residential Care, has published the commission’s terms of reference and has invited practitioners, relatives, residents and other stakeholders to offer their opinions / feedback. “Ex-care minister Paul Burstow launched [in late July … Continue reading

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NHS-Funded Nursing Care Rates Increased for 2013 (Department of Health)

Summary The NHS contribution towards the costs of a place in a care home with nursing has been increased by 1% for 2013 to 2014. The standard rate is now £109.79 per week, and the higher rate is £151.10 per week. Read more: NHS-funded … Continue reading

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Putting Care Right Campaign (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society‘s “Putting care right” campaign aims to improve the quality of care for people with dementia in a variety of settings. This campaign hopes to improve the quality of life for people with dementia by ensuring they can … Continue reading

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Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework Measures (NHS Information Centre)

Summary This statistical report contains the final figures for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) 2011-12 for England. The ASCOF has two purposes: Nationally, the ASCOF indicates the performance of social care in delivering better outcomes for users. Locally, … Continue reading

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