CQC campaign calls on public to shape future of social care : Care Home Professional


The Care Quality Commission and Healthwatch England have launched a new campaign that calls on the public to help shape the future of health and social care.

Source: CQC campaign calls on public to shape future of social care : Care Home Professional

 

 

 

Director Rachel Gilbert explains Care UK’s successful nursing formula : Care Home Professional


Rachel Gilbert, Director of Care Quality and Governance, explains how Care UK excels in nursing care in an increasingly challenging marketplace.

Source: Director Rachel Gilbert explains Care UK’s successful nursing formula : Care Home Professional

What the Conservatives’ election victory means for social care | Community Care


The Conservatives’ election victory means five more years of Tory rule; but what does it mean for social care? As we reported last week, the Conservatives’ offer to the sector was much more limited than Labour’s, and there was no mention of social care in prime minister Boris Johnson’s victory speech this morning. However, the […]

Source: What the Conservatives’ election victory means for social care | Community Care

NHSI accused of ‘cover up’ over maternity deaths investigation | News | Health Service Journal


NHS Improvement, two royal colleges and the Care Quality Commission have been accused by a mother who lost her baby of trying to cover-up the findings of an independent investigation into a trust’s maternity services.

In an unprecedented move, NHSI has set up a so-called “independent review panel” to review the interim findings of the independent investigation of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust, which was ordered by former health secretary Jeremy Hunt in 2017.

The panel also includes Gill Walton, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, and Lesley Regan, president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. CQC deputy chief inspector Nigel Acheson is the final member of the panel.

The panel also includes Gill Walton, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, and Lesley Regan, president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. CQC deputy chief inspector Nigel Acheson is the final member of the panel.

 

Source: NHSI accused of ‘cover up’ over maternity deaths investigation | News | Health Service Journal

New report: NHS staff shortages put long-term vision for primary and community care at risk : The Health Foundation


A critical moment: NHS staffing, trends, retention and attrition

Our third annual NHS workforce report, published today, highlights that staff numbers are failing to keep pace with demand. There is ongoing deterioration in critical areas such as general practice, community care, nursing and mental health.

 

Source: New report: NHS staff shortages put long-term vision for primary and community care at risk : The Health Foundation

Make private holiday companies who also provide care, be registered with the CQC – Petitions


From: Pamela Gallagher-Willis
Sent: 31 October 2018 17:00
Cc:
Subject: Please sign and share Christine Stringer’s petition

Hi everyone,

About a month ago, I emailed about Christine Stringer who is seeking justice for the way her son was treated by a private supported holiday provider.

Christine has set up a petition and she would be really grateful if you could sign it and encourage others to do so. Please see below which can be shared with your contacts.

Christine Stringer has started a petition to make private holiday providers for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism (who are also providing care) register with the Care Quality Commission. Christine’s son was sent home early from a supported holiday for behaviour that was directly linked to his learning disability and autism. Sadly, this was the last holiday he went on before he died a few months later. Christine is desperately trying to ensure that private supported holiday providers are held to CQC standards. Please take a moment to sign her petition.

Thanks in advance,

Pam

Pamela Gallagher-Willis

Manager of the Family Carer Support Service at Hft

Freephone: 0808 801 0448

Address: Hft, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS12NT

Website: https://www.hft.org.uk/familycarersupport

Pamela Gallagher-Willis
Family Carer Support Service Manager

 

Source: Make private holiday companies who also provide care, be registered with the CQC – Petitions

Tories blasted for having ‘no credible plan’ to solve care crisis as homes face being left ‘on their knees’


This is so true, but again the emphasis is on the elderly and care homes. While this is, indeed a vital area within the care industry, it is not the only one.

The home care market, with supported living, will be, most likely larger than the care home market, but is hardly ever mentioned.

Home care, in many instances id for a lifetime much longer than the years in respect of the elderly.

All these persons, whether they be elderly in care homes or other persons requiring care within their own homes are vulnerable and without good quality and quantity of care staff they will not receive anywhere near a reasonable life.

One of the main problems is the complete lack of respect and care the current Government have with the care industry and the complete lack of funding they provide for care to just stand still, let alone increase with more disabled people needing care, people living longer and more complex needs.

The whole care industry is regressing due to the lack of funding, which then has a bearing on the quality and quantity of staff within the profession.

It appears that people believe that anyone can be a paid carer and to a large extent that may be true, but to be a good quality paid carer it is not. Any carer needs to be very understanding, have respect for the persons they are caring for and treat them with dignity. Some paid carers believe that they are incharge when it should be the persons they are caring for whose choices should be respected.

If the Government does not provide the sufficient funding and local authorities then apply this funding correctly, the care industry to a large extent may not last the year through.

This will then increase the safeguarding aspects and no one gain anything.

As to Brexit, the ability of persons coming from outwith the UK needs to be maintained as threr is already a shortage of people in the paid carer industry to accommodate the current needs of care let alone the increases that are and will be coming through.

Government takes small step over risk of NHS care home discrimination


It should be an individuals right to be able to live where they chose to and not where an authority states they should. Care is personal to the individual and should never be reduced in quality or quantity.

Long term care should not be metered by cost, but by individual need in accordance with their choice. Why should having a disability or a life long condition mean their choice cannot be respected.

CQC figures reveal hundreds of care homes have gone two years since last inspection | DisabledGo News and Blog


More than 300 residential care homes for younger disabled adults have not been inspected by the care watchdog for more than two years, according to official figures obtained by Disability News Service (DNS). The figures, released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in response to a freedom of information request, also show that 87 care homes in England have not had an inspection since 2014. And 10 homes have not had an inspection for between three and four years. In all, the CQC figures show that, on 1 June 2017, there were 311 care homes for adults under 65 (out of a total of 5,358 homes across England) that had not had an inspection by the regulator in the previous two years. Despite DNS alerting CQC to the figures on Monday, the commission failed to respond to requests for a comment by noon today (Thursday). The commission’s press office claimed today that its “team of analysts” were not clear how the figures were compiled, even though the press office has been told that they were

Source: CQC figures reveal hundreds of care homes have gone two years since last inspection | DisabledGo News and Blog