An article published today by Baroness Judith Jolly, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Health, highlights that a backlog of Deprivation of Libery Safeguards (DoLS) assessments means over 100,000 people may not be having their rights upheld.
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The Local Government Association (LGA) today launches a nationwide consultation to kick-start a desperately-needed debate on how to pay for adult social care and rescue the services caring for older and disabled people from collapse.
He revealed his three early priorities for the NHS, which are technology, health and care workforce and prevention, to support the Long Term Plan for the NHS and transform health and social care.
Alzheimer's Society responds to the appointment of Matt Hancock MP as the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report today (Tuesday 3 July) following the completion of 20 local authority area reviews, exploring how older people move between health and social care services and making recommendations for change.
Individuals and employers should pay a new contribution into a dedicated fund set aside to help pay for the growing demand for adult social care and implement funding reforms, with the current system ‘not fit to respond to the demographic trends of the future’, MPs have concluded.
Jeremy Hunt announced in a speech to MPs yesterday that a long-awaited Green Paper on adult social care will be delayed.
Yesterday, Theresa May announced that the NHS is to receive an extra £20 billion a year in funding as a “birthday present”.
Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon be giving advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS Health Check.
A report by the Richmond Group – a coalition of 14 health and social charities across the UK – has highlighted that significant funding into the NHS, social care and public health is urgently needed if they are to be sustainable.