Do you remember the care.data fiasco of the last few years?  How the NHSE are spending millions of pounds it does not have on expensive consultants, consultation events, publicity information, and IT systems (it would be interesting to know how much the NHSE has spent on the various IT systems over the last 5 years …
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Part of the blame for the mediocrity of many of our care homes and home care providers is the weakness of their regulators, the Adult Social Care Directorate of the Care Quality Commission. The Commission rates providers for Safety, Effectiveness, Caring, Responsiveness (to users’ needs) and Good Leadership. For each of these domains a provider …
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Age UK and Equally Ours, a project which has been funded by the Thomas Paine Initiative, have made a short film to raise awareness of the need for human rights protections for older people. The film is called ‘Charles’ and shows a man’s (Charles) life backwards, beginning in a care home and ending with him, …
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