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NHS continuing healthcare & Adult Social Care Blog | 30th September - 6th October 2020

Another week in the ever-eventful world of NHS continuing healthcare and Adult Social Care….
  • In light of the re-implementation on visits to care homes, this weeks article published by the BBC highlights the extent families are going to ensure that they can support loved ones at the end of  their life. To read the full article, CLICK HERE Should you or a family member require assistance or advice as to a care placement, please feel free to contact us.
  • In a well-publicised case, former head of Britain’s nuclear deterrent (Rear Admiral Philip Mathias) is suing Matt Hancock to force the NHS to pay for elderly patients’ long-term health costs. The case focuses on the failure by local NHS bosses to pay for continuing healthcare of tens of thousands of patients who were actually eligible. If the threatened judicial review is successful, it could cost the health service £5 billion in paid back medical fees! This is most certainly a case to follow over the coming months… READ MORE. 
  • A recent report published by Amnesty International reviewed care home policies and practices implemented at at the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown. Amensty International have reported these policies as  a ‘violation of their human rights’. A result of the review shows that ‘a number of poor decisions at both the national and local levels had serious negative consequences for the health and lives of older people in care homes and resulted in the infringement of their human rights’. The article makes for an insightful and upsetting read but most definitely gives reflection on some of the decisions that have been made both locally and nationally during the coronavirus pandemic. To read the full article, please CLICK HERE.
  • The BMJ published an insightful article looking at the vulnerable young adults in care homes who have been ‘forgotten’ during the pandemic. The article quotes…  “The plight of this uniquely vulnerable group of young adults feels like a disaster waiting to happen” and makes for a very thought provoking read. Read the full article HERE.
  • There has also been yet more controversy over the proposed continuation of the Care Act Easements. READ MORE. 

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