13Mar 2018

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his Spring Statement earlier today. Whilst announcing that the economy has grown every year since 2010, his speech failed to install any hope into the care sector. There were calls from his own party, alongside Labour, to use the extra cash from tax receipts to ease pressure on cash-strapped councils […]

12Mar 2018
The RIdout Report. Ice Frozen

To ensure patients get dignified and compassionate health care, new guidance has been drawn up for staff caring for transgender people with dementia, in North Wales. There has been a three-fold increase in people referring for gender identity treatment since 2014. Last year, 75 people from Wales were referred for the treatment. Margaret Hanson, vice […]

12Mar 2018
The RIdout Report. Windy Dandelions.

According to HSJ, at the end of February there was a strong suggestion that the NHS could seek to effect a saving by discharging patients into private domestic accommodation provided by property owners with no care qualifications. There is said to be a safeguarding concern; what a surprise! On the face of it swapping NHS […]

09Mar 2018
The RIdout Report. Flower.

The Department of Health & Social Care will be working to improve the handling of care home feedback across the adult social care sector. The Government has said people should be ‘aware of bodies outside care homes’ that can assist with feedback and complaints. Working alongside the ‘Complaints Improvement Partnership for health and social care’ […]