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Category: Care Regulation

Care is a Relational Issue

Posted in Care, Care Regulation, Dementia Project News, Legal issues, Publications, Research, and Social Care Reform

On this carers rights day, I thought it would be useful to reflect on some of the key arguments in my recently published book, Duties to Care: Dementia, Relationality and Law. This book, which is the latest publication founded on data collected from the dementia project Duties to Care research,…

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Responding to the House of Lords review of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Posted in Care Regulation, Court of Protection, Public Policy, and Social Care Reform

The House of Lords has established a Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). The terms of reference for the committee are to “consider and report on the Mental Capacity Act 2005”.The Committee has been taking oral evidence,  and has also published a call for written evidence submissions.…

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Government Publishes Plans for Reforming Social Care

Posted in Care Regulation, Public Policy, and Social Care Reform

The Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley has today announced the publication of the Government’s plans for comprehensive reform of the social care system. The Department of Health have launched a website about the proposals, where you can find out more detailed information about these reforms, which are hailed…

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia Report on Early Diagnosis

Posted in Care Regulation, and Public Policy

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia today published their report ‘Unlocking Diagnosis: The key to improving the lives of people with dementia’. The APPG is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia, and chaired by Baroness Sally Greengross. The APPG aims…

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Medicines Management a concern in Adult Social Care

Posted in Care Regulation

A new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), published today, highlights medicines management is the area of most concern in the adult social care sector, where over a quarter of providers inspected failed to meet Government standards as at 31 March 2012. The first CQC quarterly “Market Report” publishes…

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