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A funding package of £7 billion has been confirmed for health and social care services, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.

£7 BILLION FUNDING PACKAGE FOR NHS AND SOCIAL CARE

A funding package of £7 billion has been confirmed for health and social care services, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. The NHS will receive £6.6 billion in...
The government has announced a £25 million boost for nurse training which will see nurses and other healthcare students benefit from expanded virtual training, and the launch of a new national critical care qualification for qualified nurses.

£25 MILLION BOOST FOR NURSE TRAINING ANNOUNCED

The government has announced a £25 million boost for nurse training which will see nurses and other healthcare students benefit from expanded virtual training, and the launch of a new national...
Care provider Cygnet Health Care has announced the launch of a video campaign called #ihadthevaccine to urge ethnic minority communities to have the COVID-19 vaccine.

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO COUNTER MISINFORMATION AROUND COVID VACCINE

Care provider Cygnet Health Care has announced the launch of a video campaign called #ihadthevaccine to urge ethnic minority communities to have the COVID-19 vaccine.  Amid concerns that the...
The return of visiting in care homes this week is a welcome step but more funding is required to support care homes, the Chief Executive of the National Care Forum has said.

GOVERNMENT URGED TO CONFIRM FUNDING TO SUPPORT CARE HOME VISITING

The return of visiting in care homes this week is a welcome step but more funding is required to support care homes, the Chief Executive of the National Care Forum has said. Vic Rayner, Chief...
Hugo Spalding, MD of Gather Care

CQC URGED TO INCLUDE INFECTION CONTROL IN INSPECTION CRITERIA

Hugo Spalding, Managing Director of Gather Care, has written to the chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) asking him to use the experiences of the coronavirus pandemic to update its...
Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare have launched an “Emergence Plan” to guide the care home providers through the easing of social distancing measures over the coming months.

CARE HOME PROVIDERS LAUNCH COVID-19 “EMERGENCE PLAN”

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare have launched an “Emergence Plan” to guide the care home providers through the easing of social distancing measures over the coming...
Emotional scenes at Royal Star & Garter's Surbiton home, as residents are reunited indoors with their loved ones.

EMOTIONAL SCENES AS INDOOR CARE HOME VISITS RESUME

Residents at Royal Star & Garter care homes have held hands with loved ones for the first time in nearly a year. It marked residents’ first physical contact with relatives since the...
£79m mental health support for children and young people

£79 MILLION TO BOOST MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Millions more children and young people will have access to significantly expanded mental health services, backed by £79 million, it has been announced. The number of mental health support...
Performing Medicine, specialist in arts-based healthcare training and research, has launched a series of free virtual sessions available throughout March for the health and social care workforce.

FREE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING SESSIONS LAUNCHED FOR CARE SECTOR WORKFORCE

Performing Medicine, specialist in arts-based healthcare training and research, has launched a series of free virtual sessions available throughout March for the health and social care workforce. ...
NCF Budget Response

NOTHING FOR SOCIAL CARE IN THIS BUDGET, SAYS NCF

The chief executive of the National Care Forum has criticised Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement today, stating that it offers “nothing for social care.” In response...

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