Wide variations in the quality and safety of care in England are unacceptable and detrimental to the people who use health and care services and their families.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has set out what Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate Adult Social Care would look like across each of the key areas it will routinely inspect services against.
A new comparison website tool has been published that allows health and social care organisations to see how their services compare with those of others.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said the Labour Party would address the “ever-increasing hospitalisation” of older people by transforming all hospital trusts and NHS bodies into integrated care organisations.
The way that health and social care are currently organised and funded creates confusion, perverse incentives and much distress for individuals and families.
Home has become a house of horrors for many thousands of disabled people who find it difficult to get through their own front door or use their own kitchens and bedrooms.
One in five people affected by dementia (21%) were given no information and support after a dementia diagnosis, finds a poll carried out by Alzheimer’s Society.
Commissioners are struggling to find innovative ways of integrating the health and social care systems to improve end of life care in some areas, a report finds.
Diabetes UK, in partnership with Bupa, has created Diabetes in Healthcare, a free e-learning programme designed to help improve the knowledge and understanding of diabetes amongst care home workers.
Adult social care services in England will soon be unsustainable if current bedgetary pressures continue, and significant measures are not taken to inject new money into local social care economies.
Care home and nursing home residents have the same rights as the rest of the population to access the full range of general medical services, yet evidence suggest that many residents are unable to access GP services.
New recommendations on how to improve care and support services for people who live at home have been launched by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy for Social Care are today releasing two short films as part their commitment to supporting the second National Care Home Open Day.
Two-thirds of adults with autism say they require someone to prompt them to wash, dress or feed themselves, a survey reveals.
Data from the National Autistic Society (NAS) reveals the scale of neglect and abuse experienced by adults with autism, and the charity warns that government’s plans for the care system could make the situation worse.