National health and social care news

26.10.2017

Patients face ‘distressing readmissions’

The number of patients in England being readmitted to hospital within 30 days of discharge has risen by nearly a quarter in the last four years, a watchdog has said. Figures compiled by Healthwatch suggest…

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13.10.2017

Hospices offering more ‘Outstanding’ care than other services regulated by CQC

Hospice care across England has the highest percentage of services rated ‘Outstanding’, according to a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The State of Hospice Services in England, 2014 to 2017 published during…

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17.08.2017

Maternity campaign

In September, the CQC will be launching a maternity campaign, which focuses on women who are pregnant, are looking to be pregnant, or have recently used maternity services in England. All women have the choice to…

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10.08.2017

Life in a care home in Surrey, what’s it really like?

New study compiles the views and experiences of those who live, visit and work in care homes across England. Wide variation revealed, with great care contrasting with homes failing to get the basics right for…

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31.07.2017

NICE are looking for a community leader or advocate to develop their quality standard on Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups: promoting health and preventing mortality

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, and provide social care support. NICE guidance is based on…

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26.04.2017

What NHS England is doing to make the NHS better for people with a learning disability

NHS England offer easy-read newsletters that tell you about what they are doing to make the NHS better for people with a learning disability. To subscribe to receive the Learning Disability Update, please email LDEngage@nhs.net. For…

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22.03.2017

CQC need your experiences of Moorfields Eye Hospital

The Care Quality Commission will be inspecting Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust starting 10th May 2016. Ahead of the inspection, they would like to hear about your experiences of care. Moorfields offer specialist eye…

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04.01.2017

Get 2017 off to the healthiest start possible with One You

Did you know that many of the illnesses, aches and pains that people experience as they get older can be prevented? 70% of what most people put down to ageing is actually linked to their…

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05.08.2016

What should you expect from the Information Accessibility Standard

From 31 July, all organisations providing NHS or adult social care will have to comply with the accessible information standard. So what should you expect?  The aim of the standard is to make sure that people…

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