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The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new guidance which outlines what they expect and what is not acceptable for people who use care and support services. This guidance has been produced as part of the CSSIW response to the Older People’s Commissioner requirements in her review,…
Low morale and poor pay are key reasons why the NHS struggles to retain staff, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 NHS workers found that structural reorganisations of the NHS, such as those pushed through by the former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley in 2012, have also affected…
A third of bereaved people claim the quality of end of life care their loved one received jeopardised their happy memories of that person, a new poll has found. Charity Marie Curie said it was sad to see so many memories were "tainted" by poor care. Its poll of 1,155…
Patients are suffering in pain due to NHS rationing, which is affecting access to community nurses and hip operations, a new report says. People at the end of their life are being left for hours without pain relief due to nursing shortages, while other patients are denied access to operations…
Following a public consultation last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined the fees that providers of health and adult social care in England will be charged from April 2017 to recover the costs of their regulation. CQC’s regulatory functions are funded both by fees paid by providers and…
Health and care workers looking after dying people in their final days must do more to ask about spiritual beliefs, experts have said. Spiritual wishes were only documented for one in seven people who died in hospitals in England who were able to communicate in their final days, a 2016…
Dying people are being left with inadequate round-the-clock pain relief and poor access to specialist help, according to new research. They are caught in a postcode lottery which affects whether their families are able to secure proper NHS end-of-life care on weekends and during the night, it suggests. In some…
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed a new online toolkit developed by researchers at Keele University, which aims to prevent falls amongst the elderly that cost the NHS more than £2 billion a year in total. The Falls Risk Assessment Toolkit identifies patients at risk…
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