Archive of: CRB
10 February 2016
There is an escalating crisis in our homecare system and one of the most devastating manifestations of this is the lack of time homecare workers are given to provide dignified care for the elderly and disabled.
This report, based on data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, reveals that 74% of councils in England are still commissioning 15 minute homecare visits.
02 February 2016
Reports have emerged that GPs are going to stop visiting care homes. This is part of a much wider problem the frail and vulnerable in homes have in accessing basic health services.
01 February 2016
Too many people are lonely. And isolation is very bad for our health and wellbeing. That's according to experts and academics
26 January 2016
CQC have partnered with Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (NHWN) to help improve the quality of health and social care in local communities across England.
A joint survey from CQC and NHWN, found that nearly two thirds (63%) of NHWN members have heard of CQC, but just half (52%) were aware they could report their concerns about a health or social care service to them.
19 January 2016
Britain urgently needs a new political consensus on paying for elderly and social care, and the funding debate should consider the value of pensions and homes, the boss of the NHS has said
18 January 2016
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law. The rate will depend on a worker's age and if they are an apprentice. Any changes to the rate are normally introduced in October each year.
12 January 2016
The Prime Minister will announce almost a billion pounds of investment to enhance mental health services across the country.
11 January 2016
People are more likely to need to use health care services as they enter later life. Yet when it comes to complaining about poor care, evidence that has been gathered for this report shows that older people are often reluctant to speak up or simply don’t know how to.
06 January 2016
Do you have a staff member who: consistently underperforms? is negative to others? fails to give you the results you expect from them? or makes more mistakes than others in your team?
Do you find yourself spending more time handling that member of staff than others in your team
Amanda Cowen, Director/Business Psychologist, ACC Consulting Ltd will be presenting a session offering top tips and advice on how to manage poor staff performance
21 December 2015
Nine out of 10 care homes and hospitals had elements of poor or variable care, review by social care regulator finds