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NHS continuing healthcare & Adult Social Care Blog | October 14th - 20th 2020

Our Health and Community Care Team take a look at the latest news for NHS continuing healthcare and Adult Social Care.
  1. Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) are to investigate the use of do-not-attempt-resuscitate (DNARs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the clear advice of NHS England that DNARs must be considered on a case by case basis, there have been growing concerns around the blanket use of DNARs in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more, CLICK HERE. 
  2. CQC have produced their annual ‘state of care’ report of the health and social care in England 2019/2020. This report investigates the social care sector pre COVID-19, the consequential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased pressures on collaboration between service providers and the proposals to tackle the ever increasing presence of COVID-19 for the foreseeable future. To read the full report, CLICK HERE. To read specifically about the impact on individuals with autism and learning difficulties, CLICK HERE
  3. As the uncertainty of a winter lockdown looms, families are feeling more distant than ever. Understandably, in light of the recent anticipated ‘second wave’ of COVID-19, an increasing number of care home are being in locked down again with family contact being restricted. To read about Blumah Samuel’s story and the stories of others CLICK HERE. Should you or a family member have concerns regarding contact with a family member or friend who is a resident at a care home. Contact our team on 01926 354 704.
  4. This story highlights the systematic failure of the local authority and the NHS to provide individuals with a suitable package of care. This article demonstrates the drastic measures Jimmy felt he needed to resort to campaign for a package of care which meets his eligible needs. Please note, that this article is case specific. To read the full article, CLICK HERE

If you have concerns about a loved ones care or need any further advice on any of the articles included in this blog, please contact either Charlotte Bell at or Judy Timson at or call our team on 01926 354704. 

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