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A Care Quality Commission (CQC) programme of inspections of services for people with learning disabilities found that there was a one in two chance of people being in a service that did not meet the required standards

More support should be provided for sufferers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood has said.

A survey by Carers Week has shown that 2 in 5 unpaid carers are sacrificing their own health by putting off medical treatment to care for a loved one.


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The Royal College of Nursing has reiterated its call for a pause before the move from NHS Direct to NHS 111 services in England.


Successfully delivering care closer to the home could provide better, healthier outcomes for patients and help ease NHS budgetary pressures by saving £3.4 billion a year, according to a CBI Public Services report published


Directors of adult social services in England are in the process of taking £890 million out of the nation’s total social care budget between April this year and March 2013


'This survey once again highlights the growing pressure on social care services. With further local government budget cuts to follow, it is not alarmist to warn of an impending crisis in social care and of the risk that this will undermine the performance of the NHS...


Frontline professionals working to keep children safe from harm will be freed from pointless bureaucracy that has stifled their judgment for too long, under radical plans announced by the Government


Mind is delighted to today announce that it will become the Official Charity Partner of London Wasps rugby club for the next two years


One of the largest studies to investigate birth complications and later mental health has found that premature birth constitutes a single, independent risk factor for a range of severe psychiatric disorders.


The cost of care for the country's rapidly ageing population is set to almost double in a generation unless government urgently introduces reform, local government leaders have warned today


The social care system will require more public funds if it is to both stop vulnerable older people from falling through the net and lend support to all those who face very high, unpredictable care costs


As Britain enters a double-dip recession, research conducted by TNS on behalf of Age UK suggests that the number of older people owing money has risen sharply over the last year and nearly one fifth (19%) of those in debt are concerned about the amount of money they owe.


Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations (DPULOs) have benefited from £509,124 of extra Government money, the Minister for Disabled People has announced today


A new clinical guideline published today (23 May) by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), will help ensure safe and consistent prescribing of opioids as a first-line treatment option to relieve pain for patients receiving palliative care for chronic or incurable illnesses


Mencap report reveals that 1 in 4 adults with a learning disability are stuck at home due to cuts to day services


Professor Eileen Munro, author of the Government’s review of the child protection system, today said a “culture change” was underway in the child protection system but outlined an urgent need to now accelerate reforms to create a more child-centred system


Social workers have issued a stark warning about the “dire” state of the profession nearly five years after the death of Baby Peter Connelly, as service cuts increase caseloads and prevent social workers spending vital time with vulnerable children and adults


The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued new draft guidance recommending the use of previously rejected prostate cancer drug abiraterone (Zytiga) on the NHS


The Queen’s Speech included a draft bill to modernise adult care and support in England, setting out what support people could expect from government and what action the government would take to help people plan, prepare and make informed choices about their care


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