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The government's focus on reducing delays to transfers of care has tied up resources and has been detrimental to the long term health and wellbeing of those being cared for, social care directors have warned.
A new study has revealed a dramatic increase over the past decade in the number of newborn babies being removed from their parents and taken into care.
Disjointed health and social care services were placing increasing pressure on A&E departments, according to an independent health regulator.
Former leader of Northamptonshire County Council has admitted mistakes were made in a PFI deal which has meant up to £2m a year being paid for empty care beds.
Announcement of an emergency injection of £240m into the social care system to stave off NHS crisis is no substitute for long-term funding, campaigners warn.
People in desperate need of care are being forced to wait two months on average to access care services, according to health campaigners.
Council budgets will be cut by a third next year, causing 'dramatic' reductions in services, local government leaders have warned.
The new health and care inspection regime is a ‘significant improvement’ on the previous system, but there is room for improvement, concludes landmark report.
Danny Longbottom explores how digital transformation can transform health and social care services.
The sector’s ability to respond to crises such as a care provider failure could be hit after Whitehall demanded cuts to a key improvement programme, senior councillors have been warned.