On 7 September, Boris Johnson announced a new UK wide health and social care tax is to be introduced to pay for social care reform and NHS funding in England.
With the first sitting of the Public Bill Committee for the government's Health and Care Bill scheduled on the 7 September, Public Policy Projects (PPP) has launched its State of the Nation Integrated Care report: Practical action for effective integrated care systems.
Chair of PPP's recent social care report, Damian Green MP, stresses that legislators can no longer ignore growing cracks in the sector.
Public Policy Projects (PPP) has launched its State of the Nation Social Care report entitled: The Future of Social Care: Turning Rhetoric into Reality.
Rt Hon Damian Green, Chair of PPP's State of the Nation 'The Social Care Challenge: Implementing a Connected System report', responds to the lack of clarity on social care reform in the Queen's Speech.
Dr David Chung and Dr Hodon Abdi of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine speak to ICJ sister publication Hospital Times, dissecting the issue of racial inequalities in the health and care workforce from the perspective of emergency medicine.
Tunstall Healthcare has announced its intention to invest in the future talent of health, housing and social care professionals with the launch of a free online course to help participants develop key leadership skills.
Charley Hacquoil, Policy Analyst at Public Policy Projects, explores the recent history around Government attempts (or rather lack of) to fix the growing crisis in social care.
Gavin Bashar, UK MD of Tunstall Healthcare, discusses the latest White Paper released by Tunstall Healthcare and Public Policy Projects, and the role of technology in supporting health and care services during COVID-19 and beyond.
Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care in England, has added its voice to the growing call for evidence on good practice on in-work progression from the Department for Work and Pensions.
Connected care and health solutions provider Tunstall Healthcare launched its Carecom care assist system to the UK care home market in early 2020. Since then, it has become even more vital as the Covid-19 crisis hit and the product was utilised to support care homes to keep residents and staff safe.
The daily struggle to balance the personal with the professional, the despair with the optimism, and the reality with the hopes for the future is the message being received from carers on the frontline writes Daniel Casson, Digital Advisor to Care England.
Tunstall Healthcare has won the ‘Leading Innovators in Assisted Living Technology 2020’ award at the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2020, and the ‘Best Non-Clinical Equipment, Product or Service Supplier’ for its nurse call system, Tunstall Carecom, in the Care Home Awards 2020.
The Covid-19 crisis has had a significant impact on our health and social care services, with the landscape fundamentally changing as we progress into the future.
A new £558 million fund for follow-on care has been announced to help patients who have been discharged from hospital. The funding will cover the cost of adult social care or the immediate costs of domiciliary care for those returning home.
A new report from the ONS suggests that there will be an additional strain on formal care in the next 25 years as there is an increase in the number of childless women needing greater care as they live for longer.