Caring Times Extra

Care providers face unlimited fines as CQC increases prosecutions

Caring Times, September 2017

The number of prosecutions made by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) against health providers has risen sharply this year following the enactment of the Health and... Read More »

Cycle Challenge raises £11,000 for The Care Workers Charity

Caring Times, July/August 2017

In May, thirty riders embarked on the first ‘Carter Schwartz Cycle Challenge’ – two cycling groups, one completing a 75-mile route and the other, 125 miles... Read More »

Care-free holidays

Caring Times, July/August 2017

Research from Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has shown that almost half of Brits (47%) have a holiday... Read More »

Sponsored silence is golden for ‘quiet achiever’ Deb Pritchard


Caring Times, July/August 2017 

Talkative Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a Widnes care home.

 The carer at Halton View Care... Read More »

Care homes are looking more attractive to investors

Caring Times, July/August 2017

According to the latest market update from Savills Healthcare, strong fundamentals combined with an ageing demographic in the UK has made healthcare, and in particular, care... Read More »

Providers in Wales call for an end to zero-hours contracts


Caring Times, July/August 217

Social care providers have blasted the practice of “zero hours commissioning” by local authorities across Wales.

According to Care Forum Wales, the way domiciliary care was procured... Read More »

Report unpicks complexity of continuing healthcare

Bring Times, September 2017

A report on an investigation into NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) by the National Audit Office has found that there is significant variation between areas administered by different... Read More »

State of Social Care Report: quality must drive reform, says CQC

Caring Times, September 2017

In its report, published in early July, on the state of adult social care services for 2014 to 2017, the Care Quality Commission said most adult... Read More »

CQC tasked with evaluating health and social care integration

Caring Times, September 2017

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has asked the Care Quality Commission to carry out 12 reviews of local areas to consider how well they are working at... Read More »

King’s Fund says ADASS Budget Survey confirms mounting pressure on social care

Caring Times, September 2017

Health and social care research charity The King’s Fund says the latest budget survey from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) provides more... Read More »

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