19th Oct 2017
Care workers are now able to access the flu vaccine free of charge
We have been working with other colleagues on this matter and have just had the confirmation below from the Department of Health which is a great breakthrough
19th Oct 2017
Food Standards Agency changes official advice on eggs
New Government advice: British Lion eggs safe for mums-to-be, babies and elderly people
10th Oct 2017
State of Sector Report from Care Quality Commission
Most people still getting good care – but health and care system is ‘straining at the seams’, making future quality precarious
16th Aug 2017
Extra 71,200 care home beds needed by 2025
Is late-life dependency increasing or not? A comparison of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS)
8th Aug 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.
19th July 2017
Quality matters commitment to improve adult social care launched
NCA Board member Joyce Pinfield and Development Director Tracy Wharvell along with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and more than 100 people, organisations and national bodies with an interest in adult social care officially marked the launch of the Quality matters commitment yesterday.
Quality matters is a shared vision on how quality care and support can be achieved and person-centred care becomes the norm for all. It has been jointly developed to ensure that staff, providers, commissioners and funders, regulators and other national bodies all play their part in listening to and acting upon the voice of people using services, their families and carers.
Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC’s Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said: “I am delighted to support the launch of the Quality matters commitment. This is an important moment for adult social care – such a broad coalition of people and organisations coming together to focus on quality will I hope make a sustainable difference for people using services, their families and carers. We know that the sustainability of good quality care is precarious so it has never been more important to bring everyone who cares about social care together to make sure quality remains central to all our work."
The Quality Matters initiative is co-led by partners from across the adult social care sector. Adult Social Care: Quality Matters sets out a single view of quality and a commitment to improvement. The summary action plan sets out 6 priority areas to make progress on improving quality in the first year.
National Care Association sits on the advisory board of Quality Matters.
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