Caring Times Extra


GMB calls for commitment to recruit more care workers

Caring Times, March 2017

With the UK needing to recruit 1.6m more health and social care workers by 2022, the GMB union says the Government must guarantee funding to train... Read More »


Burton paper says CQC is neither effective nor responsive

Caring Times, March 2017

The Centre for Welfare Reform has published a new discussion paper outlining the systemic failures of the care regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) whose design... Read More »


Badby Park buys South Park

Caring Times, March 2017

Complex care provider Badby Park Group has acquired the South Park Care Centre in Darlington.

The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, marks the next stage in the... Read More »


St Cecilia acquires Queen Margaret Nursing Home

Caring Times, March 2017

Care provider St Cecilia’s Care Service Ltd is adding to its portfolio with the addition of the former Queen Margaret’s Nursing Home in Scarborough.

The investment is... Read More »


SHIP launched

Caring Times, March 2017

Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd and Morgan Sindall Investments Limited have launched a new joint venture – the ‘Supported Housing Investment Limited Partnership’ (SHIP).

The landmark transaction brings... Read More »


Health and social care integration has been less successful than expected, says the National Audit Office

Caring Times, March 2017

The National Audit Office has warned that progress with integration of health and social care has, to date, been slower and less successful than envisaged and... Read More »


Professor Trish Morris-Thompson announces her retirement

Caring Times, March 2017

One of the most senior nurses in the care sector, Professor Trish Morris-Thompson, currently Director of Quality and Clinical Governance at Barchester Healthcare, has announced that... Read More »


Infection control award

Caring Times, February 2017

A North Shields care home has been praised by the Northumbria NHS Trust for ‘spreading the word’ about infection control.

Prince Court care home, which is based... Read More »


Sense supports cross-party social care review

Caring Times, February 2017

National disability charity Sense has backed a call for urgent cross-party review to address sustainability of social care sector. The charity has welcomed calls from three... Read More »


‘Put aside prejudice about the private sector’ says Kreft

Caring Times, February 2017

A social care leader is calling for the authorities to put prejudice about the private sector in to one side to solve the crisis facing the... Read More »


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