Hope Davis-McCallion

CQC undertake report into the use of long-term segregation on mental health wards

CQC have published their report on the use of long-term segregation on mental health wards for children and young people and wards for people with learning disability or autism. CQC found at least 62 adults and children had been living in segregation in mental health hospitals for long periods of time. Findings found patients had …

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Growing cash pressure on care sector one of many issues facing providers

It will come as no surprise that the issues facing the care sector are getting increasingly worse.  The collapse of Four Seasons Health Care into administration was a reminder of the many issues facing both public and private care providers in the UK. Demand for care services are increasing faster than the ability to supply. …

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NHS England invites providers to take on specialised commissioning powers

NHS England has set a new target for setting up “provider collaboratives” and invited providers to take on specialised commissioning powers across the country. This is a major expansion of its mental health new care models programme. The plan is to have a lead provider which will coordinate services. There will be substantial input from …

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The Priory Group are fined £300,000 for breaching health and safety law

Following the death of Amy El-Keria in 2012, The Priory Group has been fined £300,000 by the Health and Safety Executive. Amy was 14 years old when she died at one of the Priory’s hospitals near Tunbridge Wells. The private mental health care company indicated a guilty plea after being charged under health and safety …

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Care Minister discusses EU care workers’ rights after Brexit

Caroline Dinenage, Care Minister, has written an exclusive piece for carehome.co.uk on the topical matter of Brexit and EU care workers. An issue on most provider’s minds will be what the impact Brexit could have on their workforce and the wellbeing of the service users’ they care for. Caroline mentions that high staff turnover is …

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