This month, awareness initiatives have commenced again after a summer break, care services have been under review by a number of different charities and educational institutions, and some exciting developments have been made in condition treatment and management
Latest figures calculated from The Care Quality Commission (CQC) show JUST ONE PER CENT of all UK organisations providing care in the home have achieved its coveted ‘outstanding’ rating. But, only six years since it was launched, the pioneering Good Care Group becomes one of this elite band of 47 organisations nationwide. It is the ONLY one dedicated to championing 24/7 live-in homecare, a little known, but real alternative to care homes.
Desperate people denied treatment due to NHS funding cuts are risking their health by buying and self-administering medication from overseas countries despite serious concerns the tablets may be harmful. Doctors have warned patients could be risking their lives by using the so-called “buyers clubs” which have emerged in groups on social media sites such as Facebook. The online networks link up people denied medicine on the NHS with pharmacists in India and Australia who can then form their own sales agreements together, before the tablets are dispensed and posted them to homes in the UK.
NHS England data showed the number of patients delayed in hospital because they cannot get services such as council home help or a care home place has nearly doubled in two years. The rise is being linked to the cuts in town hall care budgets seen in recent years. But councils said a squeeze on their finances had forced them to cut back.