Roadmap to Normality?
With the good news that there is now a plan in place for ending lockdown restrictions, what changes can those with relatives in care homes expect?
The CQC: How It Works
In a previous post, we introduced the CQC, one of the country’s most important, but anonymous, organisations. We explained how this “Ofsted, but for health and social care” regulated these services in England and that despite its importance, few people were familiar with the CQC’s work.
New Year, New Funding for Social Care's Covid Response
Following on from the much publicised rapid testing trial in care homes to allow visits to continue, the Government has announced a further £149m starting at the end of January to further support this scheme and to allow staff to be tested.
Care Home Visits During a Pandemic: Can Rapid Testing Help?
Starting today, the Government is trialing a new scheme to introduce rapid Covid-19 testing so that care home residents can safely receive visitors.
The Challenge of Dementia
By 2025, one million people in the U.K. will have dementia. In our upcoming series, we discuss some innovative solutions for tackling this growing health and societal challenge.
The CQC: An Important (but Anonymous) Organisation
So far in our blog, we have dealt with a variety of health and social care related topics that hopefully have been both relevant and informative.
Covid-19: Understanding Vulnerability
It is often said that a society can be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable. When times are hard, those who have the least power to protect themselves are those we should be helping the most.
Robots: Can They Learn How to Care?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new norm. Whether it be self-driving cars, autonomous chatbots, or the silent algorithms that determine how we see information online, AI is changing the way we interact with the world.
Patient Choice: Easier Said Than Done
Patient choice is King. The NHS Long Term Plan, NHS Constitution, NHS Choices Framework: all of them make crystal clear that choice is a right.