BREAKING NEWS: COVID deaths fall for 11th week in care homes
The number of COVID-19 related deaths in care homes in England and Wales has fallen for the 11th consecutive week.
In its latest weekly release, the ONS reported 56 COVID-19 related deaths in England and Wales in the week ending 16 April, down by 8 on the previous week.
On a year to date basis, there were 32,021 deaths in care homes in England and Wales up to 16 April .Read more
CHP SURVEY: Should COVID vaccination be mandatory for care home workers?
News that the government is considering making COVID vaccinations mandatory for health and social care workers has sparked fierce debate within the care home sector.
The news, which broke last month, came as around one in five care home workers are yet to receive their first COVID jab. Read more