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A nurse has been suspended after stealing £40 from a vulnerable care home resident. Victoria Blair was given the cash by the daughter of the resident - who "lacked mental capacity" - while working at Hogganfield Loch Care Home in Glasgow. The money was supposed to pay for costs of…
Theresa May has made a dramatic U-turn on her manifesto policy on social care amid signs that controversy over a so-called "dementia tax" was hurting Conservatives in the polls. Just four days after the Tory manifesto ditched plans for a cap on care costs, the Prime Minister announced that proposals…
Conservative plans for councils to recoup the care costs of elderly people from their estates after they die may flounder due to poor-performing local authorities, a former pensions minister has warned. Sir Steve Webb, who was a Liberal Democrat minister in the coalition under David Cameron, said there were wide…
Tory plans to shake-up funding for social care could see nine out of 10 English homes eligible to be put on the market to cover treatment costs, the Liberal Democrats have said. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has called for a national cross-party campaign to combat the so-called Conservative "dementia…
Vacancies for jobs including scientists, nurses and other healthcare workers are lying unfilled for months, highlighting the shortage of skilled staff in the UK, a report reveals. Research by jobs site Adzuna found that a fifth of science jobs and one in 10 healthcare and nursing vacancies remain on offer…
Residents have been evacuated following a fire at a care home. Kent Fire and Rescue sent three engines to the residential home in Pilgrims Way, Canterbury, at about 1.15am on Wednesday. Firefighters said crews found a fire in a bedroom on the first floor and all residents were evacuated to…
Northern Ireland's Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Charlotte McArdle, has officially launched new guidelines for nurses on care after death. ‘Care of the Deceased Patient and their Family: A Guideline for Nursing Practice in Northern Ireland’, provides guidance to nurses and midwives working in any setting on how to achieve the…
Social Care Wales are hosting a consultation event on the review of the Social Care Induction Framework at Cefn Lea Park, Newtown. This consultation event will provide you with an opportunity to have your say on the proposed changes and it takes place on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10am –…
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