CQC Press Releases
CQC inspectors must have regular routine testing when thay conduct on-site inspections.
In an open letter to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State of Health and Social Care, and Helen Whately Minister for Care, not-for-profit membership organisation the National Care Forum (NCF) is calling for a reversal of the decision to allow Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors into care homes without testing. NCF considers the decision to exclude CQC inspectors from weekly testing prior to visiting care settings to inspect them an extraordinary decision, which is not credible and which is very counter-productive. Read more
Do not resuscitate’ Halesowen care home rated inadequate
A care home which placed all of its residents on "do not resuscitate" forms amid the pandemic has been rated inadequate.
Everley Residential Home, in Halesowen, has also been placed in special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).Read more.
Dementia & Alzheimer's
Government Adult Social Care Winter Plan - Alzheimer's Society comment
The Government has announced a new adult social care winter plan aiming to curb the spread of coronavirus infections in care settings through winter, including free PPE and £546 million Infection Control Fund.Read more
BAN2401: Hope or Hokum?
Care and cure magazine: Autumn 18
Following the announcement that a drug trial showed positive results, we take a look at whether the hype is justified and what the results mean.
What are the claims about the drug trial? Read more
News Round Up
Coronavirus: Care homes in England to get £546m extra funding
Care homes in England will receive extra funding of £546m to try to reduce transmission of coronavirus during the winter, the government has announced.
The money helps to pay workers full wages when they are self-isolating, and ensures carers only work in one care home, reducing the spread of the virus. Read more