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Care Sector Response to Government Plans to Block Beds for Discharged A&E Patients

My colleague recently wrote an article on the Government’s plans to block-beds in care homes in order to ease pressures on the NHS. Unsurprisingly, the care sector has not responded favourably to this. Chief Executive of Care England, Martin Green, has stated that care homes will need at least £1500 per bed per week to …

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Staff shortages in the NHS and social care pose ‘serious risk’ to both workforce and patients

The NHS and social care face the greatest workforce crisis in their history. This is further compounded by the absence of a credible government strategy to tackle the situation according to MP Jeremy Hunt, who is also Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee. The persistent understaffing is posing a serious risk to …

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Concerns over damaging impact of staff shortages on children’s social care

On 27 July 2022 Ofsted published a report entitled ‘Children’s social care 2022: recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic’ (“The Report”). The report investigates the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to children’s social care, using focus groups, inspections, and interviews with inspectors to aid the investigation. The report concluded that the pandemic has …

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CQC insight issue 15 published emphasising care staff vacancies are continuing to rise

CQC in its latest insight issue 15, has published crucial data which highlights the extent of the growing care staff shortage crisis. Within this issue, the CQC has emphasised the rising care staff vacancies, adding to the growing pressure from staff shortage in the social care industry. The CQC conclude, that those affected the most …

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The National Care Forum (NCF) and UNISON have written to Health & Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, regarding the Social Care staff shortage crisis

The letter to the Health and Social Care Secretary says they’ve taken this “unprecedented step” in response to daily reports from care providers regarding the serious worker shortages. UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said “Care employees have been undervalued and ignored for too long. And the escalating staffing crisis is a consequence of this. It’s …

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