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Philippa Shirtcliffe has been announced as the new Head of Care Quality at QCS.

QCS ANNOUNCES NEW HEAD OF CARE QUALITY

Philippa Shirtcliffe has been announced as the new Head of Care Quality at QCS. She joined the business in October 2017 as Clinical Policy Lead and has been instrumental in the successful review of...
Businesses with staff who regularly visit customer’s homes are being urged to sign up to new training from the NSPCC aimed at helping them to recognise children at risk of abuse and neglect.

NSPCC LAUNCHES TRAINING FOR BUSINESSES TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE FROM ABUSE

Businesses with staff who regularly visit customer’s homes are being urged to sign up to new training from the NSPCC aimed at helping them to recognise children at risk of abuse and neglect. ...
SUPPORT FOR CAMERAS IN CARE HOMES

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS HUGE SUPPORT FOR CAMERAS IN CARE HOMES

Three quarters of people would be more likely to choose a care home for a family member if independently monitored surveillance cameras were in place, according to new research. The Panelbase*...
CQC finds improvements in Cumbria’s community health services

CQC finds improvements in Cumbria’s community health services

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission have found improvements in community health services for children, young people and families provided by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The...
Over half of British adults believe abuse and neglect common in care homes

Over half of British adults believe abuse and neglect common in care homes

53% of British adults believe abuse and neglect in care homes is commonplace in care homes according to a survey from charity Independent Age. Those surveyed cited personal experience as the reason...
CQC takes action to protect residents at Liverpool dementia care home

CQC takes action to protect residents at Liverpool dementia care home

The Care Quality Commission has put Aaron Lodge Care Home, Liverpool into special measures following concern about the safety of residents.  Aaron Lodge, a residential dementia care home...
More needs to be done to protect children at risk of harm, says CQC

More needs to be done to protect children at risk of harm, says CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has urged healthcare staff and leaders to do more to identify and listen to children at risk of harm. The ‘Not seen, not heard’ report acknowledges...

Oxfordshire care home and council not up to ‘expected standard’ handling neglect complaint, says Ombudsman

An investigation into a complaint at an Oxfordshire care home, which resulted in a dementia patient’s death, has shown substandard investigations by the care home and council are to...
Independent Age launches new safeguarding leaflet to help vulnerable older adults

Independent Age launches new safeguarding leaflet to help vulnerable older adults

Independent Age have published a new leaflet to help older people, their families and carers recognise the signs of abuse and understand where to go for help. The charity grew concerned about the...
Guidance on personal budgets in mental health launched

Guidance on personal budgets in mental health launched

Organisations introducing personal health budgets in mental health need to be prepared for change as patients opt to spend money on non-traditional treatments such as training courses and help...

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