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    CARE HAS IMPROVED CONSIDERABLY IN ENGLAND

    Over 12,000 people in England are benefiting from the improvements of care homes, than was the case two years ago according to the Care Quality Commission Almost three fourth of 372 care homes rated inadequate in 2014 >>>

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    NHS ADJUSTMENTS TO BUDGET CUTS

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will no longer inspect hospitals in England as often and intensely as they used to but rely more on information given by patients NHS trusts which have been previously rated good or >>>

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    Government to inspect if housing can reduce NHS costs

    The government will be looking into whether housing improvements will be able to reduce the costs to the NHS. In the Budget document the government have said it’s looking at the ‘cost-effectiveness of options to integrate spending >>>

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    End of life patients are lacking support

    Health charity Sue Ryder says that the NHS is failing to provide access to 24-hour support for the majority of patients needing end of life care. The charity has found that almost 92% of NHS clinical commissioning >>>

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    Social care is being limited due to council cuts

    The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has found that almost 90% of councils in England are not offering social care to people whose needs are classed as low to moderate. ADASS are warning that cuts >>>

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    Young people should not be placed in B&Bs says MPs

    MPs have said that young people leaving the care system in England should not be placed in bed and breakfast accommodation and instead be provided with regulated accommodation. The Commons Education Select Committee has said that B&B >>>

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    Special measures system designed to improve failing care homes

    It is expected the government will announce a special measures system designed to improve failing hospitals in England to be extended to care homes. A scheme similar to special measures of hospitals will be introduced for care >>>

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    Research says that one in three Alzheimer's cases can be prevented

    Research from the University of Cambridge has found that one in three cases of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide is preventable. The research says that the main risk factors of Alzheimer’s is lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor >>>

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    NHS boss says those with vulnerabilities need joint health and care budget

    Patients with vulnerabilities should be offered their own personal health and care budgets says NHS England boss. Simon Stevens wants to see older people, those with disabilities and people with serious mental health problems given joint pots >>>

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    Council falters in reviewing autistic man’s care plan

    After Knowsley council failed to properly plan and review the accommodation of a man living with autism, it has been ordered to pay £1,000 to his parents. According to Community Care: “The ruling was made by the >>>

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