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Two people have been arrested after allegations of neglect at a privately owned care home. The Latimer Grange Care Home in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, is under scrutiny from officers after further allegations of criminal offences against current and past residents. A recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission, conducted as…
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has announced it has been successful in securing a significant grant for ‘Project RETAIN’ which will improve nurse retention and recruitment in care of older people’s settings in Northern Ireland. The funding grant from the prestigious Burdett Trust for Nursing will support a regional initiative…
Foreign nurses applying to work in the UK will be able to demonstrate their ability to speak English using an additional test, the nursing regulator has announced. The move may boost the number of nurses who come to work in Britain. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said it will…
Four Seasons, Britain's second biggest care homes operator, has put forward proposals for a partial debt for equity swap as part of a major restructure aimed at putting the group on a secure financial footing. The company, owned by City financier Guy Hands's private equity vehicle Terra Firma, is in…
More than a third of social care services across Scotland have reported unfilled staff vacancies in the past year, according to the Care Inspectorate, and almost half of those faced difficulty recruiting the right staff. Currently over 80% of care services in Scotland are judged to be good, very good…
A shortage of care home beds is seeing undue and unfair pressure put on people to take relatives discharged from hospital despite being unable to cope, ministers have been told. Peers at Westminster heard of the plight of a frail 87-year-old woman who was "induced" to accept at home her…
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is being urged to intervene after a care provider announce plans to close nursing homes across Scotland. The trade union Unison said the decision by Bield Housing would see more than 160 residents, including some aged 90 and above, forced to leave their homes. The union…
There has been a "worrying" fall in the number of nurses working in the NHS, new analysis from an influential think tank has found. The King's Fund said there were fewer nurses working in the NHS in England in April this year compared with the previous April, the first year-on-year…
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