Category: Community Care- Adults

  • Guide to the draft Mental Health Bill

    By Tim Spencer-Lane The government has published its much-anticipated draft Mental Health Bill to amend the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA). According to the government, the draft bill includes “a range of changes to shift the balance of power from the system to the patient, putting service users at the centre of decisions about their […]

  • Government boosts nursing home payments as vacancies continue to mount

    The government has increased weekly payments for care home residents with nursing needs by 11.5% as vacancies for nurses working in social care continue to mount. The Department of Health and Social Care will also fund £87m in back payments for NHS-funded nursing care (FNC), on the back of research it conducted with providers on […]

  • Proposed Mental Health Act overhaul included in Queen’s Speech

    Story updated Proposals to overhaul the Mental Health Act 1983 will be considered by Parliament over the next year, the government announced today in the Queen’s Speech. It will produce a draft bill designed to reduce the number of detentions, tackle longstanding racial disparities in the use of compulsory powers and end the detention of […]