England http://careappointments.co.uk Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:54:46 +0100 en-gb Massive leap in number of patients enduring long waits for hospital beds http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42515-massive-leap-in-number-of-patients-enduring-long-waits-for-hospital-beds http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42515-massive-leap-in-number-of-patients-enduring-long-waits-for-hospital-beds Massive leap in number of patients enduring long waits for hospital beds
There has been a huge jump in the number of patients enduring long waits on trolleys while a hospital bed is found for them, figures show. Data from NHS England shows the number of patients waiting more than 12 hours in England's A&E departments increased by 10,546% in five years…
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England Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:52:41 +0100
BASW launch campaign to improve professional working conditions for social workers http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42514-basw-launch-campaign-to-improve-professional-working-conditions-for-social-workers http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42514-basw-launch-campaign-to-improve-professional-working-conditions-for-social-workers BASW launch campaign to improve professional working conditions for social workers
With half of social workers intending to leave their jobs soon, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Social Workers Union (SWU) have launched a new campaign to improve professional working conditions.The recent UK Social Workers: Working Conditions and Wellbeing study paints an extremely worrying picture of ‘spun out’…
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England Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:51:24 +0100
Council leaders urge action to ensure safety of young people in youth custody http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42511-council-leaders-urge-action-to-ensure-safety-of-young-people-in-youth-custody http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42511-council-leaders-urge-action-to-ensure-safety-of-young-people-in-youth-custody Council leaders urge action to ensure safety of young people in youth custody
Council leaders are calling for urgent action to ensure children and teenagers held in youth custody are safe. The Local Government Association wants the Government to publish a clear action plan to improve conditions in young offender institutions and secure training centres. Earlier this year the prisons watchdog described the…
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England Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:50:49 +0100
Legal aid cuts leaves England and Wales justice system 'in crisis', report warns http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42510-legal-aid-cuts-leaves-england-and-wales-justice-system-in-crisis-report-warns http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42510-legal-aid-cuts-leaves-england-and-wales-justice-system-in-crisis-report-warns Legal aid cuts leaves England and Wales justice system 'in crisis', report warns
Access to legal aid should be significantly expanded amid concerns people are being denied access to justice, a report commissioned by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership has said. The Bach Commission - a panel of legal experts chaired by Labour former justice minister Lord Bach - said the justice…
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England Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:27:07 +0100
Majority of councils think welfare reforms undermining efforts to tackle homelessness http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42508-majority-of-councils-think-welfare-reforms-undermining-efforts-to-tackle-homelessness http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42508-majority-of-councils-think-welfare-reforms-undermining-efforts-to-tackle-homelessness Majority of councils think welfare reforms undermining efforts to tackle homelessness
The vast majority of councils and housing associations believe government welfare policy is hitting their efforts to tackle homelessness, according to new research. The research by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the University of Sheffield reveals 84 per cent of the 106 councils and 70 per cent of the…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:05:36 +0100
CQC report 67% increase in enforcement actions on poor or unsafe care homes http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42507-cqc-report-67-increase-in-enforcement-actions-on-poor-or-unsafe-care-homes http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42507-cqc-report-67-increase-in-enforcement-actions-on-poor-or-unsafe-care-homes CQC report 67% increase in enforcement actions on poor or unsafe care homes
The health watchdog issued warnings and suspensions to adult care homes offering poor or unsafe care at the rate of four a day over a year-long period, a report said. The Care Quality Commission launched 1,512 enforcement actions in 2016/17, an increase of more than 67% on the previous year.…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:42:54 +0100
'Landmark' ruling could have implications in cases concerning terminally ill people http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42504-landmark-ruling-could-have-implications-in-cases-concerning-terminally-ill-people http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42504-landmark-ruling-could-have-implications-in-cases-concerning-terminally-ill-people 'Landmark' ruling could have implications in cases concerning terminally ill people
A judge in a specialist court has made a landmark decision which will have implications for relatives of terminally ill people, lawyers say. Mr Justice Peter Jackson ruled that a 50-year-old woman who had suffered from Huntington's disease for more than 20 years should be allowed to die after a…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:27:41 +0100
Research on role of notorious Alzheimer's gene could offer hope of treatment http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42503-research-on-role-of-notorious-alzheimer-s-gene-could-offer-hope-of-treatment http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42503-research-on-role-of-notorious-alzheimer-s-gene-could-offer-hope-of-treatment Research on role of notorious Alzheimer's gene could offer hope of treatment
New research on the role of a notorious Alzheimer's gene variant could pave the way to treatments that slow down or halt the disease. Scientists found that the mutant gene, ApoE4, is directly linked to brain damage caused by knots of protein within neurons called tau tangles. They believe targeting…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:19:59 +0100
Police should use de-escalation techniques on people with mental health problems, IPCC http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42502-police-should-use-de-escalation-techniques-on-people-with-mental-health-problems-ipcc http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42502-police-should-use-de-escalation-techniques-on-people-with-mental-health-problems-ipcc Police should use de-escalation techniques on people with mental health problems, IPCC
Police officers should not restrain people suspected of suffering from mental health problems, the police watchdog has said. They should instead use containment and de-escalation techniques when dealing with members of the public who could be mentally ill, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said. The recommendations are contained within…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:10:52 +0100
BMA warn of workforce 'crisis' as fewer people choosing to be doctors in NHS http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42501-bma-warn-of-workforce-crisis-as-fewer-people-choosing-to-be-doctors-in-nhs http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42501-bma-warn-of-workforce-crisis-as-fewer-people-choosing-to-be-doctors-in-nhs BMA warn of workforce 'crisis' as fewer people choosing to be doctors in NHS
Patient care in the NHS could suffer because of a workforce "crisis" among doctors, leading medics have warned. Fewer people are choosing to enter medicine or remain in the NHS as doctors, the British Medical Association (BMA) said. A new BMA report into pre-and post-graduate recruitment of doctors has highlighted…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:49:19 +0100
Care home resident waited three hours for ambulance after swallowing bleach tablets http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42494-care-home-resident-waited-three-hours-for-ambulance-after-swallowing-bleach-tablets http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42494-care-home-resident-waited-three-hours-for-ambulance-after-swallowing-bleach-tablets Care home resident waited three hours for ambulance after swallowing bleach tablets
A care home resident who died after eating bleach tablets that looked like mints waited more than three hours for an ambulance to take him to hospital, an inquest has heard. Diabetic dementia patient Joe Serginson, 85, grabbed a tub from a cleaners' trolley and swallowed the dissoluble disinfectant as…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:56:25 +0100
Rochdale abuse victims fear they will die before inquiry reports back http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42498-rochdale-abuse-victims-fear-they-will-die-before-inquiry-reports-back http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42498-rochdale-abuse-victims-fear-they-will-die-before-inquiry-reports-back Rochdale abuse victims fear they will die before inquiry reports back
Two victims of abuse in Rochdale fear they will not live to see the outcome of the far-reaching child sexual abuse inquiry, their counsel has said. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) will look at allegations of the sexual abuse and exploitation of children at Cambridge House Boys'…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:54:41 +0100
Judge criticises lack of support for vulnerable woman who faced 'extreme abuse' http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42497-judge-criticises-lack-of-support-for-vulnerable-woman-who-faced-extreme-abuse http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42497-judge-criticises-lack-of-support-for-vulnerable-woman-who-faced-extreme-abuse Judge criticises lack of support for vulnerable woman who faced 'extreme abuse'
A family court judge has raised concern about the lack of support offered to a woman with a low IQ who suffered "extreme abuse". Judge Stephen Wildblood said the woman, who was in her mid-20s and had an IQ of 66, had not been offered "therapeutic support" although there had…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:21:36 +0100
More women buying abortion pills online due to barriers accessing care http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42495-more-women-buying-abortion-pills-online-due-to-barriers-accessing-care http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42495-more-women-buying-abortion-pills-online-due-to-barriers-accessing-care More women buying abortion pills online due to barriers accessing care
British women are seeking abortion pills online due to barriers accessing care, research suggests. A new study in the journal Contraception found some women in England, Scotland and Wales are shunning traditional routes such as the NHS in favour of seeking help online. Experts found that 519 women contacted Women…
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England Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:02:44 +0100
Council vows crackdown on landlords after 35 men found living in one house http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42496-council-vows-crackdown-on-landlords-after-35-men-found-living-in-one-house http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42496-council-vows-crackdown-on-landlords-after-35-men-found-living-in-one-house Council vows crackdown on landlords after 35 men found living in one house
A raid on a three-bedroom house in north west London found 35 men living in rooms full of mattresses. The discovery was made on Winchester Avenue, Queensbury, at around 6am on Tuesday following complaints from neighbours, Brent council said. The men, all of Eastern European origin, had piled bedding in…
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England Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:16:52 +0100