Ageing & geriatric medicine should be taught to undergraduates

More time should be devoted to teaching medical students how to interact with older patients to prepare the medical workforce for the needs of an ageing population. International journal Age and Ageing has published a report calling for more to be done to improve attitudes towards older people by healthcare professionals during their training. The [...]

National Care Home Open Day

On June 20th 2014, thousands of UK care homes will be opening their doors to welcome the public, connect residents with their local communities, and change perceptions of care homes for good The first ever National Care Home Open Day was such a huge success, we decided we'd do it all over again! June 20th [...]

Dementia research: David Cameron calls for immediate action

Immediate action is needed to accelerate the development of drugs for dementia, the prime minister will say. David Cameron will warn that more must be done to address a "market failure" on dementia research and drug development. The comments come as health and finance experts gather in London to discuss the burden of dementia on people around the [...]

Mencap Learning Disability Week 2014

This year's Learning Disability Week (16-22 June) is about celebrating people's amazing first time experiences from childhood to old age. Learning Disability Week starts (June 16) and this year we are celebrating people’s amazing first time experiences. Throughout our lives we all imagine the same special first experiences; our first love, first job, first day [...]

Healthcare system is failing older people with HIV

Nurses are calling for more support and training to help care for older people with HIV. Dr Peter Carter, chief executive and general secretary of RCN Nursing staff have been debating the issue of HIV awareness on the first day of the (Royal College of Nursing) RCN’s annual Congress in Liverpool. Around a fifth of [...]

Recommendations made to prevent future abuse

The Serious Case Review into the abuse and neglect that contributed to the deaths of five elderly people at the Sussex care home, has made 30 recommendations to prevent a repeat of what the Department of Health called ‘truly appalling’ care. At an inquest last year into the deaths of 19 former Orchid View residents, [...]

Healthcare Recruitment

Healthcare Recruitment Alexander Chapel Healthcare Ltd are a specialised healthcare recruitment agency based within the UK and have been providing a high quality service to the care sector since 2011. We have branches in Birmingham, Bristol and Cornwall and from these locations we supply qualified nurses, care workers and support workers to healthcare establishments within [...]

D-Day veteran never imagined his trip ‘would cause such a stir’

D-Day veteran Bernard Jordan, who became front page news after leaving The Pines care home unannounced and making his way to Normandy for the D-Day commemorations, has been welcomed back to the care home in Hove by staff waving union jack flags. Mr Jordan, who served in the navy at the D-Day landings, has been [...]

Acquisition & development are essential – Caring Homes Group

With a portfolio that spans both the care home and home care sector the Caring Homes Group, which comprises the award-winning Caring Homes and Consensus Support, intends to continue to grow “through both acquisition and development,” according to its marketing director, Emma Charlton. Hers is the hectic job of delivering the marketing needs of both [...]

CQC chief encourages National Open Day

The chief inspector of adult social care for the Care Quality Commission (CQC)is urging the British public to gain a better understanding of care homes, by visiting their local care home on National Care Home Open Day. CQC's chief inspector of adult social care, Andrea Sutcliffe The nationwide event which aims to break down barriers and [...]