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Powys council 'may take legal action' over Bupa-run care homes

Powys council is considering taking legal action against a private healthcare provider after discovering it is transferring the running of 12 care homes to a third party.

Healthwatch England report opens the door on home care services Alzheimers Society comment

Healthwatch England have analysed the experiences of 3,415 home care users, their families and front line staff across 52 local areas between August 2015 and June 2017.

Half of older patients families struggle to complain about poor care in hospital

Older vulnerable people are often reliant on relatives to raise concerns when things go wrong in hospital, yet over half (51%) of family members with a concern say it is difficult to complain about the hospital care or treatment of an older relative, according to a new survey published today.

30 Sunnyfield, Pontefract rated Outstanding by Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by 30 Sunnyfield, Pontefract to be Outstanding following an inspection in August 2017.

West Sussex disability care homes investigated

Police inquiries and unannounced inspections have been carried out at disability care homes in West Sussex.

Comment on Lancet report on future care needs

Responding to a study published in the Lancet highlighting that 71,000 extra care home places will be needed in England by 2025 to keep up with demand, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people"s charity, said:

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