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Simple but effective: Innovative older people’s project report and resources published

Fusion48 News

2 October 2015

The report and resources from an innovative older people's project run by GP practices across the Newcastle-under-Lyme South Locality in North Staffordshire has been published. The key intervention was a home visit by an Elderly Care Facilitator to complete a very comprehensive and holistic older person's assessment. This resulted in a follow-up action plan involving organisations and services across health, social care, local charities, police, fire service and local businesses. The project has been extremely well-received by older people, their carers and staff alike... Read more

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Councils face £100m bill for surge in legal safeguards for vulnerable people

Healthcare News

25 March 2015

Guardian article highlighting the impact on councils of one year on from a landmark supreme court ruling. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/mar/24/councils-bill-deprivation-of-liverty "Local authorities say a nine-fold increase in demand for deprivation of liberty assessments triggered by a court ruling is paralysing services – an unintended consequence of worthy legislation" Read more

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Ten things the latest data on CQC inspections tells us

Fusion48 News

18 March 2015

The roll-out of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) new inspection approach is now well underway across hospitals, mental health, social care and primary care so as 2014/15 draws to a close, we decided to take a look at what the data on the new inspections and ratings tells us. Here are our ‘ten things the latest data on CQC inspections tells us’. It is based on CQC information available under the Open Government Licence and downloaded on or before 13th March 2015. Read more

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Congratulations to Notts & Derbyshire vanguard sites

Healthcare News

11 March 2015

Four Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire organisations and partnerships have been successful in their applications to become ‘vanguard’ sites for the NHS England New Care Models Programme, one of the first steps towards delivering the Five Year Forward View and supporting improvement and integration of services. Read more

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British Geriatrics Society launches second phase of ‘Fit for Frailty’ campaign

Healthcare News

15 January 2015

The British Geriatrics Society has today launched the second part of its landmark ‘Fit for Frailty’ report. Read more