The Institute for Public Policy Research’s (IPPR) newest analysis of the health care sector found that Austerity had severely hampered the UK's ability to combat Covid-19
The Government has announced the roll-out of a new “on-the-spot" swab and DNA test which will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses.
Covid-19 has "ravaged" care homes after they were "effectively thrown to the wolves”, says the cross-party Public Accounts Committee in its latest report criticising the Government's inaction on social care during the Covid-19 pandemic.
What next for social care is one of the biggest questions the UK faces today. Dan Male, Editor of Integrated Care Journal, assesses the key challenges in the social care sector and asks what the future might hold.
The lockdown has been devastating for many peoples' mental health, especially in care homes where isolation has been amplified. With the R-rate decreasing, care homes which have taken the correct precautions with Covid have been issued new guidance allowing them to begin to open up.
During a visit to Yorkshire on Monday morning, Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed: "we discovered too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures in the way that they could have.” His remarks have prompted angry responses from many in the care sector.
A new Government study has been launched to understand more about the spread of coronavirus in these care homes. Approximately 10,000 people in social care will be given repeat testing.
This Carers Week (8-14 June 2020), Gavin Bashar, UK Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare, discusses the role of assistive technology in supporting carers, and how we can keep them visible through offering support and resources.