Analysis

Older domestic abuse victims need targeted support

Domestic abuse charity SafeLives is calling for a focus on older victims of domestic abuse

How one organisation has enhanced acute care for older patients

Positive results shine through for trust's pilot scheme enhancing the care of older

Will staff shortages force care homes to close?

Skills for Care survey finds one fifth of nurses in the adult social care sector work on

RCN warns 'pay restraint must end'

College makes case to review body

Pressures on district nursing affecting quality, says King's Fund

The decline in district nurse numbers is well known. A fall of 48% between 2000 and 2014 has

Mounting pressures on district nursing

Kings Fund report shows quality under threat

Care homes may close due to cost of national living wage

​Minimum pay rate of £7.20 per hour set to increase operators’ overheads

Vanguards show the way in older people’s care

Encouraging improvements have been achieved, but spreading these successes more widely may...

Care home nurses may desert rather than face revalidation

Two months ago, the Nursing and Midwifery Council launched a revalidation model that all...

Nurses urged to comment on draft multimorbidity guidance

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance to...

Gaps remain in end of life care services

Variation the quality of care provision has been found following the first national audit of...

Revalidation starts for first wave of nurses and midwives

At the start of this month, the first nurses to use the new revalidation system will have...

Use of new technology to help patients receive care at home

Innovative technology is being piloted in the NHS to help older people receive more care at...

Faster access means quicker discharge

Faster access to specialist care for frail, older patients at a Kent emergency department (...

Needs of older people exceed ability of services to respond, claims report

Arguably, the greatest challenge faced by the UK’s health and care sectors in the 21st...

Providers call on government to back down on pay rises

Boosting pay in the homecare and care home sectors is, on the face of it, a positive...

How are we going to pay for the care of older people?

It was, tantalisingly, so close. After years of debate it had been decided that, from 2016,...

Reshaping health and social care

The government's radical plans to re-structure the way in which health and social care are...

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