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An adult care home manager from Pontypool has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found his fitness to practise was impaired. The hearing heard that Christopher Price bullied and harassed staff at the adult care home and failed to meet the…
Scotland’s Dementia Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, has announced the finalists for their 6th annual Awards which set out to recognise the work of those committed to helping people living with dementia and their families. Judged…
Almost six out of 10 NHS organisations are failing to meet a key target for referring people with anxiety and depression for types of counselling, figures show. Quarterly NHS England data reveals that 57% of clinical commissioning groups, which commission health services for patients,are failing to hit the target for…
An elderly couple separated for the first time in their 63-year marriage after one was refused a place in a nursing home are to be reunited after their heartbreak sparked a national outrage. A backlash at the decision by health chiefs to keep Michael Devereaux, 90, from Wexford, and his…
A major blunder which saw more than 700,000 confidential patient letters mislaid was "totally unacceptable" and should never have been allowed to happen, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. However, Mr Hunt told MPs that no patients had been harmed by the mix-up, which occurred when letters sent between GPs…
The practice of sending mental health patients far away from friends and family to receive care has become endemic in the NHS, leading doctors warned as new figures show a rise in the number of patients sent miles away. Some are even receiving care hundreds of miles away, the British…
Patients are being "belittled and bewildered" as access to NHS care is worsening, leading doctors have warned. The British Medical Association (BMA) said the Government wants a world-class NHS but was only offering it a "third-class" financial settlement. It said that the health service is at "breaking point" and concerns…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published details of its latest inspection of learning disabilities services in Pembrokeshire. This latest report follows on from an inspection (in December 2015) which found some significant shortfalls and the local authority developed an improvement plan to tackle the issues raised.…
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