Tagged: Paul Burstow

Extra money to help people leaving hospital

The Department of Health is making an extra £150 million available to local authorities to help people leave hospital more quickly and receive care at home, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced today. The extra money will be spent on social … Read more → – Extra money to help people leaving hospital

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Minister welcomes successful transfer of final Southern Cross homes

The final care homes, formerly run by Southern Cross, have now been transferred to new operators. Care Services Minister Paul Burstow today thanked all parties involved for their diligence and hard work in ensuring the transfer caused minimum disruption to … Read more → – Minister welcomes successful transfer of final Southern Cross homes

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Tough inspections to root out poor home care

Care Services Minister Paul Burstow today welcomed the Care Quality Commission’s announcement that it would carry out a programme of inspections of 250 providers of home care services. The inspections will focus on the respect, care and welfare of people … Read more → – Tough inspections to root out poor home care

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New toolkit launched to promote equality and fairness in the NHS

All parts of the NHS can now work out how fairly they treat patients and employees in a systematic and robust way following the launch today (10th November) of a new toolkit. The Equality Delivery System (EDS) will support the … Read more → – New toolkit launched to promote equality and fairness in the NHS

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Six out of ten people with dementia go undiagnosed – £2 million campaign launched to tackle dementia

Six out of ten people with dementia in England go undiagnosed. This means almost 400,000 people could be going without the vital support the NHS and social care services can offer. The National Audit Office estimates that, nationally, dementia costs … Read more → – Six out of ten people with dementia go undiagnosed – £2 million campaign launched to tackle dementia

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NHS Information Centre data on abuse of vulnerable adults

The NHS Information Centre has released data from the Department of Health which revealed 96,000 cases where adults in care, including the elderly, were allegedly abused. In response, Care Services Minister Paul Burstow said: “These figures are an absolute scandal; … Read more → – NHS Information Centre data on abuse of vulnerable adults

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Centre for Social Justice mental health report launch

The Centre for Social Justice has launched its report “Completing the revolution – transforming mental health and tackling poverty”, which has looked at a public health approach to improving mental health responses in poor communities. In response, Care Services Minister Paul … Read more → – Centre for Social Justice mental health report launch

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Children and teenagers to benefit from successful adult mental health therapy

The Government is investing £32 million in psychological therapies, including talking therapies, for children and young people with mental health problems, Care Services Minister Paul Burstow will announce today. One in ten children aged 5-16 years has a clinically diagnosable … Read more → – Children and teenagers to benefit from successful adult mental health therapy

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Minister gives kick-start to volunteering at launch of vision and fund

A new vision for volunteering in health and social care will be unveiled today by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow in Birmingham. Volunteers play a crucial role in health and social care services, and to support this Paul Burstow will … Read more → – Minister gives kick-start to volunteering at launch of vision and fund

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£20 million to knock down mental health stigma

The Government is joining forces with Comic Relief to help tackle mental health stigma, with funding of up to £20 million for Time to Change, the leading stigma and anti-discrimination campaign, run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. This is … Read more → – £20 million to knock down mental health stigma

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