Daily News Roundup – 17 June 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Care Quality Commission monitoring deaths in homes

BBC News

Death rates in care and nursing homes in England are to be monitored by the Care Quality Commission to try to identify problems at an earlier stage.

‘We’ll refund unfair care costs for severely ill’


Scottish patients wrongly charged for nursing care will get their money back, health secretary Alex Neil has said.

Crisis summit looks at how to improve the home care system for staff and service users

Community Care

Care minister Norman Lamb has called for everyone, from frontline staff and service users to managing directors, to submit ideas on how to make the home care system work.

NHS ‘needs new urgent care system’

The Independent

The NHS in England must design a simpler system if it is to relieve pressure on emergency care, it has been reported.

Carers Question Time Panel: How the NHS and social care can support carers

Marie Curie blog

As part of Carers Week, carers, carers’ groups and representatives from health and social care organisations came together to explore how services can improve the lives of carers and the people they care for.

St Albans Doctor behind Grove House Hospice, Mary Groves, appointed MBE

St Albans Review

A St Albans doctor who was the driving force behind Grove House Hospice has been made an MBE.

St David’s Hospice Care takes over services of St Anne’s Hospice

South Wales Argus

Services provided by St Anne’s Hospice in Newport have been taken over by St David’s Hospice Care.

Double boost for St Catherine’s Hospice

Lancashire Evening Post

St Catherine’s Hospice’s befriending service, which provides a lifeline for carers, has been highlighted as an example of good practice in a national report.

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