19th Jun 2018
NCA précis of the ‘Top Tips’ from CQC ‘Driving Improvement’ Case Studies
Ask yourself 'do you have the following in place'?
14th Jun 2018
£2 million in compensation for care home residents
The CMA has secured more than £2 million in compensation for residents ....
14th Jun 2018
Local Authority Care Rates
With yet another consultation into long term care funding scheduled for the summer, we look at some of the issues within our social care system
12th Jun 2018
Improvement Plan Template
New member download available
29th Mar 2018
Press Release 21st March 2018
The National Care Association has welcomed Jeremy Hunt's comments at the British Association of Social Workers Conference
8th August 2017
Advancing care: research with care homes
This review reports on three themes relating to the care of older people in care homes: maintaining good health and quality of life, managing long term conditions associated with ageing, and ensuring a good quality end of life. It features published and ongoing studies alongside views from care home staff and researchers.
With thanks to NCA Board Director Joyce Pinfield who has contributed to the report.
"Every day, there are more than twice as many people living in care homes in England and Wales than staying in hospital. And yet historically there has been much less health care research in care homes. We know far more about effective treatments in hospitals and less about what works most effectively to improve care and experience for older people living in care homes. But this is changing. In this report, we can see examples of different kinds of research supported by the NIHR in and with care homes. These include some of the most vulnerable people in our community with complex health and care needs. Research can help care homes to support residents to live well, age well and to achieve a comfortable and dignified death. We also need to work well together, joining up the services of NHS and other professionals with staff working day and night in care homes. There is more to be done, but this report shows how research is addressing some of the real challenges for those working and living in care homes."
Professor Martin J Vernon National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care, NHS Englan