community care

It will take longer, reap humbler rewards and offer fewer headline opportunities. But such an approach will make justice about the people who are innocent as much as those who are guilty. Slavery, after all, doesn't end in the siren-lights of a police raid.
Since the Government announced the withdrawal of student funding for would-be nurses last year, we are already hearing of a 20% drop in applications for graduate nursing courses. And the 1% pay cap on salaries is not helping to encourage people into nursing and is making existing nurses reconsider whether they can even afford to continue. If the NHS wants to achieve a clean bill of health, we need to ensure there is adequate staffing, funding, resource and education. The health of the nation is at stake.
As the financial challenges facing the NHS and social care bite, we are likely to hear more talk about the need to shut down
You are probably unaware that last week was International Infection Prevention Week. Unlike Bonfire Night or Christmas - this
I've just watched the Panorama programme, 'locked up for being ill'. It exposed the problem of mentally ill people being picked up by police and locked in cells as the only solution to their mental health crisis available!
As 2011 gave way to a new year it seems the fireworks also reignited the debate on the cost of care provided by local authorities, and the issue of who pays.