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A raft of new safety measures has been introduced after a wheelchair-bound great-grandfather is believed to have died after smoking a cigarette and catching fire at a Bupa care home, an inquest heard. There are no witnesses concerning what happened to Cedric Skyers, 69, in the garden of the Bupa-run…
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland published six new local visit reports which include visits to NHS hospital wards and units, and a prison. The reports highlight positive and negative findings from the Commission's visits, one of which was unannounced. The Commission makes recommendations for change where necessary and expects…
A national review by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that the NHS is missing opportunities to learn from patient deaths and that specialised training and support is not universally provided to staff completing investigations. Serious incidents are where the potential for learning is so great, or the consequences…
Scottish Care have announced the finalists for their 2017 Care at Home & Housing Support Awards. The winners will be announced on the 12th May, when all finalists will be invited to an annual evening event at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, where the work of those working in Care…
Women with incurable breast cancer are receiving poor care due to a lack of specialist nurses, according to a new report. A study for Breast Cancer Care found that just a fifth of NHS organisations have one or more clinical nurse specialists dedicated to women whose cancer has come back…
The shortlist for the inaugural Scottish Social Services Awards has been announced revealing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide. It includes a mix of individuals, teams and organisations working in social services for a range of third sector and independent organisations, local…
Old people are being forced to live in unsatisfactory care homes in some parts of the country, according to new analysis. One in three care homes in the North West performed poorly, compared with 20.3% in London, with the elderly and their families having little choice of quality care in…
Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Care at Middlesex University, has completed a project with six Anchor care homes in London to ensure care homes across the country become more LGBT- friendly. The collaborative project also included researchers from Bristol, Edge Hill and Hertfordshire University. Funded by Comic Relief, Anchor…
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