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Promises of personal protective equipment (PPE) alone won’t keep NHS, care, police and other essential workers safe, according to Unison general secretary Dave Prentis.
Clipper Logistics is to manage a new supply chain to deliver personal protective equipment to NHS trusts and community healthcare organisations.
A patient discharge and home recovery company, Hilton Nursing Partners, has set up a ‘care hotel’ to free-up NHS beds for those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Throughout Europe, hospital deaths are being recorded in the daily toll of Covid-19, however many deaths in care homes are going unrecorded.
Spire Healthcare’s lenders have agreed to waive the covenant testing required under the company’s senior facility agreement for its two scheduled test periods on 30 June and 31 December this year.
An independent group representing the UK’s social care providers has urged Boris Johnson to permit furloughed workers to work in social care during the Covid-19 crisis.
Sixty MPs from the More United Network and across the House of Commons have backed a new fundraiser aiming to raise £1 million for grants to support care workers who are forced to self-isolate.
The UK is preparing to issue £45 billion of new government debt in April to provide funds to cover the measures it has announced to mitigate the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Paul Ridout calls on the Care Quality Commission to put its house in order and to make fair and honest assessments
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Recovering from a disappointing CQC rating can be tough, but not for the team at Devonshire Court residential care home, where management and staff excelled themselves by moving up from Inadequate to Outstanding in less than two years. Jenna Lomax talks to senior figures at RMBI Care Company and asks how they did it
Emma Brooksbank, a partner specialising in business immigration at law firm Freeths explains how Brexit will affect health and care workers seeking employment in the UK
Law firm Bevan Brittan partner Dan Morris says the emergence of digital healthcare raises important issues about liability when things go awry
Jenna Lomax looks at some of the most recent industry deals and asks the experts for their predictions
The UK’s veterinary and pet care sectors have attracted a great deal of private equity interest in recent years, which looks likely to continue, as Jenna Lomax reports
What is the current state of autism and learning disability care following demands for the CQC to scrap its requirement for all units to have no more than six beds? Kathy Oxtoby reports
Cygnet Health Care director of Nursing David Wilmott suggests that the independent sector can take steps to alleviate the nursing recruitment crisis

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Following an inquiry into the Ian Paterson case, revelations about Virgin Care's lack of profit, and gruelling pressures on the social care sector Jenna Lomax asks: how will the private and public sectors rub along together in the near future?
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With a clear strategy yet to be unveiled by the government, the specialist care charity Hft asked UK care providers which policies they would like to see implemented. Jenna Lomax dissects the findings to look at what 2019 brought and what lessons can be learned for 2020
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The chronic shortage of suitable staff across both health and social care is causing providers significant and growing problems

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