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Ed Miliband pledged to "call time on clock-watch care" by taking action to end the practice of visits lasting just 15 minutes or less. He said Labour would work with cash-strapped councils to ensure longer slots were guaranteed and improve conditions for "exploited" carers. It is one of the recommendations…
The most senior family judge in England and Wales has warned of the consequences of a "landmark" Supreme Court ruling on the rights of disabled people living in care facilities. Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court and President of the Court of Protection, said…
Four out of five nurses do not think they are being given enough time to give patients adequate care. Eighty-two percent of nurses are so busy that they don't have enough time to give an acceptable level of care, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by ITV's Good…
Too many cancer patients are being shown a "lack of compassion" by healthcare workers, a charity said. A fifth of cancer patients said they felt like a "set of symptoms" rather than a person, according to Macmillan Cancer Support. Meanwhile 17% of patients said their doctor spoke to them as…
Care workers do demanding work for low pay, and social care services are being delivered in an increasingly challenging environment, yet service users, their carers and families have increasing expectations about service quality and care workers’ skills and attributes. This Round-up finds that: there is no conclusive evidence that increased…
Service user experience of social care, the care and support of older people with learning disabilities, and helping people regain independence are among the latest topics referred to NICE for its social care work programme. Last year the Department of Health ran a consultation to identify social care topics suitable…
The Care Inspectorate has confirmed it has started an investigation into the quality of care at a private School in Aberdeen. Established in 1975, Hamilton School in Aberdeen caters for children between three months and 12 years old. A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: "We have become aware of…
Care for people with autism is "varied" across England, health leaders have warned. While there is no cure for autism, a range of treatments can help improve the symptoms, yet there is a "real variation" in the type and quality of care that people receive, t he National Institute for…
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