CQC Press Releases
CQC inspectors must have regular routine testing when thay conduct on-site inspections.
In an open letter to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State of Health and Social Care, and Helen Whately Minister for Care, not-for-profit membership organisation the National Care Forum (NCF) is calling for a reversal of the decision to allow Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors into care homes without testing. NCF considers the decision to exclude CQC inspectors from weekly testing prior to visiting care settings to inspect them an extraordinary decision, which is not credible and which is very counter-productive. Read more
Dementia & Alzheimer's
The role of councils and better connecting families affected by dementia
Here's why Alzheimer's Society is calling on councils to better connect families with loved ones who are living in care homes during coronavirus (COVID-19).
Alzheimer’s Society has heard from supporters like John, Tony and many others calling for friend and family carers to be seen as equal partners in their loved one’s care.Read more
Government Adult Social Care Winter Plan - Alzheimer's Society comment
The Government has announced a new adult social care winter plan aiming to curb the spread of coronavirus infections in care settings through winter, including free PPE and £546 million Infection Control Fund.Read more
News Round Up
Comment on Parliament’s Migration Advisory Committee report
Commenting on the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendations, Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:Read more
Coronavirus: Care homes in England to get £546m extra funding
Care homes in England will receive extra funding of £546m to try to reduce transmission of coronavirus during the winter, the government has announced.
The money helps to pay workers full wages when they are self-isolating, and ensures carers only work in one care home, reducing the spread of the virus. Read more