Tag Archives: Unison

More Questions About the Sustainability of Elderly Home Care / Social Care (BBC News / Age UK / Unison)

Summary An Age UK review indicates that cuts to social care in England mean that hundreds of thousands of vulnerable older people may be left to struggle routinely with inadequate home-based help and care. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. … Continue reading

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Fifteen Minute Visits for Personal Care Remain (BBC News / Unison)

Summary Research by the union Unison has identified the persistence of 15-minute home care visits, which are too short for all but the most minimal “flying visits”. Such short home care visits are acceptable, for example, when dropping by to … Continue reading

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Changing for the Better? (BBC News)

Summary Thousands of people across the NHS are pledging to try something different to improve care, as their contribution to NHS Change Day. “NHS Change Day is about breaking down traditional barriers and recognising that everyone who works in, uses … Continue reading

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Call to Ban 15-Minute Home Care Visits (BBC News / Leonard Cheshire Disability)

Summary The charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has discovered that short care visits to elderly and disabled people are becoming more common. Their report shows that 60% of councils in England use 15-minute visits, which are more often than not too short to provide adequate … Continue reading

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Safe Staffing Alliance Warning on Hospital Nurses Staffing Levels (BBC News / RCN)

Summary The Safe Staffing Alliance has issued a warning about hospital ward staffing levels in England. The recommended nursing staff to patients ratio is thought to be 1 to 4, but is reported that hospital wards regularly have registered nurses looking after eight patients; which could be unsafe … Continue reading

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