Category Archives : Health and Social Care

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Skillweb wins at Motorola Solutions Empower Circle Awards

The Motorola Solutions Empower Circle Award recognises innovative UK Software vendor for outstanding performance   High Wycombe, UK – March 14, 2014 — Skillweb, the innovative provider of SmartTask, the industry leading software to manage workforce performance and track the movement of goods, has been named a Motorola Solutions Empower Circle winner for 2013. This […]

‘Integration not reform’ could solve care crisis

The UK care sector is arguably still in crisis, with service providers forced to deliver more for less. However, one expert believes improved integration, not widespread reform, is the key. Former health secretary Stephen Dorrell told delegates at Health+Care 2013 that improving links between different care branches will create a better NHS, Care Industry News […]

Community nurse numbers fall by 40%

The number of district nurses in England has fallen by 40 per cent in the past ten years, according to official figures. People across the country with a wide range of illnesses and disabilities rely on the care of district nurses, causing the Royal College of Nursing (RNC) chief to describe the state of NHS […]

A tenth of older people are malnourished

One in ten older people suffers from malnutrition according to new research published in the UK. A guide created by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Malnutrition Task Force warned that malnutrition is not confined to third world countries and is quite common among older people in the UK. Indeed, Helen Davidson, honorary chairwoman […]

Launch of care profiles places emphasis on transparency

The launch of care profiles will place a new emphasis on transparency for providers. Care and support minister Norman Lamb unveiled the new profiles, which are now available on NHS Choices and act as the most comprehensive source of information on care providers. This is designed to give patients greater choice and aid them when […]

Healthcare professionals ‘aided by mobile devices’

Mobile technology can make a real difference to the quality of care within the National Health Service (NHS), it has been claimed. Writing for, Colin Reid, chief executive of TotalMobile, said connected mobile solutions give staff the right information and tools to do their job, in any place, at any time. He noted that […]

CQC makes radical changes to improve care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to introduce a series of radical changes in a bid to improve the standard of care in the UK. In its strategy for 2013 to 2016, the organisation revealed it will be reforming the way it inspects and regulate services to promote safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care. “We […]

Care can help to combat loneliness

With a new report showing loneliness is widespread among the over-50s, the importance of regular care visits to combat isolation can clearly be seen. Research from the Office for National Statistics has shown that one in three people in their 50s or above suffer loneliness. This fraction increases in the over 80s, with nearly half […]

It’s time to meet patient’s expectations of care

Care providers should look to ways to improve their services in 2013, as research reveals that older people have high expectations of the care they receive. A study published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine showed that the belief older people have lower standards when it comes to care is false. In […]