Archive: Social Care

Elderly care needs innovation, Audit Commission says

Councils 'face elderly challenge'

Local authorities are likely to struggle with the rising costs of looking after elderly people if they do not innovate to achieve savings, the Audit Commission has warned.

  • Dialysis at home could improve the lives of 7,000 people

    Burnham raises home care stakes

    The NHS should not be afraid of transforming services from hospital to the home, health secretary Andy Burnham will say later.

  • Consensus elusive for elderly care reforms

    Acrimony sours elderly care debate

    Prospects for cross-party talks on reforming elderly care in England and Wales diminished over the weekend as the media glare hardened negotiating positions.

  • Some elderly and terminally-ill patients are being treated in an appalling manner

    'Cruel' NHS nurses mistreat elderly

    Some elderly and terminally-ill patients are being treated in an appalling manner by "bad, cruel nurses" according to the Patients Association.

  • The NHS needs to do more to protect children from neglect and abuse

    NHS failing to learn from Baby P

    The NHS needs to do more to protect children from neglect and abuse according to a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) out today.

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