The Labour party has said it will work towards creating a National Care Service if it wins the next general election, following a new report published by the Fabian Society.
The government has announced that funding for the social care workforce will be halved under updated plans designed to “put people at the heart of care”.
A lack of NHS community services and social care provision is causing patients to get stuck in hospital beds when they are medically fit to be discharged.
At the GM Conference 2022, Tom Gentry, Senior Health Influencing Manager (policy), Age UK, spoke about the current issues facing the NHS, the impact of Covid on older people and what we can expect from the NHS and older people’s care in…
In a presentation for the GM Conference 2022, Professor Margot Gosney, Honorary Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, discussed just how valuable virtual wards, or hospital at home, can be for…
The NHS Confederation is urging the government to release £500 million of social care funding which was announced more than a month ago.
More people are living longer and consequently discussion and dilemmas around nutrition and hydration at the end of life will become more commonplace. This article discusses the issues that nurses may be presented with in respect to…
Social care continued to hit the headlines this month as the government announced its new plan for patients, which included a £500 million winter discharge fund as part of its efforts to avert a winter crisis.
It would be an understatement to say the UK government has seen a turbulent week following the announcement it would cut taxes by £45 billion in a bid to get the UK economy moving again.
Less than half (43%) the British public think the NHS is providing a good service nationally, finds a poll of more than 2,000 UK adults.
Health leaders have said a plan revealed by Liz Truss to divert NHS funding to social care will leave them facing impossible choices on what to prioritise for their patients.
MPs are calling on the government to urgently provide additional funding for the adult social care sector in a new report published by the cross-party Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee.
The government's digital health and care strategy has been welcomed by NHS leaders as a means of offering more personalised medicine and helping enable health and social care to have more joined up care.
The British Geriatrics Society have joined a broad coalition of 150 organisations from across civil society who are calling on the government to provide pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed Bill of Rights.
The ageing population and vulnerable groups are at risk of seeing their health and wellbeing worsening as the country faces an "unprecedented crisis in social care", according to a new report.