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A consultation has today been launched on making the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for staff in care homes with older adult residents in England.

CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON COVID-19 VACCINES FOR CARE HOME STAFF

A consultation has today been launched on making the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for staff in care homes with older adult residents in England.  Experts on the social care working group...
Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation

NHS CHALLENGES MUST NOT BE UNDERESTIMATED, SAYS HEALTH FOUNDATION

Government must be realistic about the pace of NHS recovery, the Health Foundation has warned. Responding to The Government's 2021-22 mandate to NHS England and NHS Improvement, Dr Jennifer...
Record Numbers NHS Doctors and Nurses

RECORD NUMBER OF NHS DOCTORS AND NURSES IN ENGLAND

There are record numbers of NHS doctors and nurses working in England, according to the latest statistics published today.  The provisional figures show that, as of January 2021, there are a...
NHS Digital Adult Social Care Statistics

NHS DIGITAL PUBLISHES FIVE-YEAR ADULT SOCIAL CARE OVERVIEW

NHS Digital has published a new report today, outlining trends in adult social care statistics over time. Adult Social Care Statistics in England: An Overview brings together data from a range of...
Care providers do not have to pay workers the national minimum wage for sleep-in shifts, the Supreme Court has today ruled.

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE FOR SLEEP-IN SHIFTS DISMISSED

Care providers do not have to pay workers the national minimum wage for sleep-in shifts, the Supreme Court has today ruled.  The case was brought to the UK’s highest court today by...
The National Care Forum has issued a response to the government’s announcement of emergency funding for the adult social care sector, welcoming the extra financial support for infection prevention and control and rapid testing.

NCF WELCOMES EXTRA FUNDING FOR ADULT SOCIAL CARE

The National Care Forum has issued a response to the government’s announcement of emergency funding for the adult social care sector, welcoming the extra financial support for infection...
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 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...
£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...
The national disability charity Sense has issued a statement in response to today’s Budget delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP.

BUDGET IS “MISSED OPPORTUNITY” TO SUPPORT DISABLED PEOPLE, SAYS SENSE

The national disability charity Sense has issued a statement in response to today’s Budget delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP.  Whilst the Budget included...

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