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People in employment who are supported by local authorities in
residential care currently have all of their earned income charged to
pay for care. This impact assessment suggests that this creates a
disincentive for individuals to take up employment since the individual
is financially no better off working than not working. It states that
government intervention is required to remove the current legislative
barriers to people in residential care taking up employment.
This report outlines proposals on how health-related care for
children and young people can be improved. Recommendations include:
integration and partnership; safe and sustainable services; and
workforce education and training. It also recommends a number of new
outcomes measures and the strengthening of existing indicators, making
specific recommendations for different organisations within the health
and care system to ensure these improvements are achieved.
This paper is designed to contribute to an effective response to the
Francis inquiry report by helping senior leaders in health, social care
and public health to identify its key workforce implications. It aims
to inform and stimulate discussion on the changes that the Francis
report recommends at a strategic level, as well as providing advice to
leaders as they consider how to engage staff to bring about individual
change in the workforce.
This report updates and builds on the Home from home report,
published in 2008. Findings show that up to 80% of care home residents
have dementia or severe memory problems; while excellent quality care
does exist, pessimism about life in care homes is leading to people
settling for less; 70% of the general public would be worried about
going into a care home and two thirds (64%) don't think the sector is
doing enough to tackle abuse. It calls on the government and care homes
to demand better minimum standards and more effective regulation.
This consultation response document summarises comments and views
received concerning the overall governance of controlled drugs in the
community and outlines what changes have been made to the 2006
regulations as a result.
This is the Department of Health's final response to the Red Tape
Challenge, a public review of all domestic secondary regulations
affecting business, civil society organisations or citizens in England.
These FAQs have been produced by the LGA and Public Health England.
They address a number of transitional issues relating to the transfer of
responsibility for commissioning sexual health services to local
government. In addition to these FAQs the Department of Health will
shortly publish guidance on local government’s mandatory
responsibilities for sexual health.
This paper outlines the government’s response to the three
recommendations that were directed to the Department of Health. It
details the new checks which will be introduced to make sure all doctors
who work for the NHS can speak English well enough to treat patients.
There will also be single national list that every GP will have to be on
before treating NHS patients. GPs will have to demonstrate their
ability to speak English to be accepted on to this list.
These regulations are being put into place under Section 75 of Health
and Social Care Act 2012 in order to maintain key existing requirements
falling on Primary Care Trusts. This includes establishing good
procurement practice, protecting patient choice, and addressing
anti-competitive conduct where this acts against the interests of