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Music for Dementia tunes up to soothe jab anxiety

Music for Dementia has launched a new guide that highlights how music can be used to help alleviate Covid-19 jab anxiety for people living with dementia.

Care England voices concern over proposed fee rates

Care England has warned local authorities that proposed fee rate increases may not be enough to provide quality care as the pandemic leaves many providers struggling to cope financially.

Care provider ordered to pay £83,644 after resident plunges to death

A Surrey care provider has been ordered to pay £83,644 after a 57-year-old man died after falling out of a window while in their care.

Threatened Liverpool care homes to remain open following transfer

Two Liverpool care homes that were set to close due to the economic impact of the pandemic are to remain open and be transferred to another operator.

Fifth of care home residents in England awaiting first Covid jab

Nearly a fifth of care home residents in England are awaiting their first dose of Covid vaccine, according to the NHS.

WATCH: BMA virtual roundtable on fixing social care

The British Medical Association is calling for concerted action to fix social care in the UK, saying that urgent steps need to be taken to improve it in the short, medium and long term.

QNI, Skills for Care publish first ever standards for care home nurses

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) and Skills for Care have published the first ever standards for nurses working in care homes.

Scottish government review backs creation of National Care Service

The Scottish government’s review of adult social care has recommended the creation of a statutory National Care Service on an equal footing with NHS Scotland to raise standards following the pandemic.

Labour backs calls to outlaw ban on care home visits

Labour is backing calls for care home residents to be given the legal right to receive visits from their loved ones.

Senior NHS doctor fires warning on post-jab Covid outbreaks

A senior NHS geriatrician has expressed concern about outbreaks of Covid-19 in care homes after residents have received a first dose of vaccine.

Care home resident deaths rise 2,364 in a week

Care home resident deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales rose by the fourth highest weekly toll since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

Prime Minister takes Herts care home to heart

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has watched residents receive Covid vaccinations at the Foxholes care home in Hertfordshire via an online video call.

QCS strengthens brief with law firm Napthens

Social care consultancy Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) has agreed a long-term partnership with law firm Napthens to enhance its health and safety compliance credentials.

Health leaders publish social care reform manifesto

The Health for Care coalition of 15 national health organisations, led by the NHS Confederation, has set out seven key principles for social care reform as it called on the government to introduce proposals early this year.

NHS: Covid jab offered at every eligible care home in England

The NHS has offered a first dose of Covid vaccine to residents at every eligible care home with older residents in England.

Scotland closing in on care home vaccination target

Scotland is on course to meet its target to vaccinate all care home residents against Covid-19 by the first week of February.

City of York Council issues tender for extra care development

City of York Council is seeking a specialist to build and operate an extra care development to provide residents with more high-quality accommodation options.

Care home trio awarded accreditation for person-centred care

Meaningful Care Matters has awarded accreditation to a trio of care homes in England following the successful implementation of its person-centred care models.

Midlands care home developer proves adept at securing finance

Adept Care Homes has finalised a multimillion pound deal with Virgin Money-owned Yorkshire Bank, to re-finance the business and support the development of an 84-bed care home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

NCF survey finds 95 per cent of care home residents vaccinated

A National Care Forum (NCF) snapshot survey has found 95 per cent of English care homes operated by respondents to the poll had been vaccinated by the end of 25 January.

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