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Care contracts cancelled at 95 UK councils in funding squeeze | Society | The Guardian
Ninety-five UK councils have had home care contracts cancelled by private companies struggling to deliver services on the funding offered, an investigation has found.

As a result, a quarter of the UK’s 2,500 home care providers were at risk of insolvency, and almost 70 had closed down in the past three months, according to the BBC’s Panorama programme.

The agencies – which provide help for people living independently at home – also struggled to recruit and retain staff, Panorama reported.

One home care company – Cymorth Llaw in Bangor, Wales – was forced to hand back its contract with Conwy council because it felt unable to provide adequate care with the council’s funding offer of £15 an hour. Ken Hogg, its co-director, told the programme: “We didn’t think we could do it for the money – it was as simple as that.”
adult  social  care  elderly  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Tories  Austerity  STP  NHS  Council  nasty  party  Conservative  health  demand  medical  advances  ageing  population  Rentnerrepublik  demographic  bubble  chronic  sick  UK  western  world  NIC  welfare  state  Privatisation  staff  shortage  EEA  immigration  Brexit 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Cancer patients could be disadvantaged by Brexit, say experts | Society | The Guardian
In an editorial published on Friday in the ecancermedicalscience journal, six doctors, representing cancer physicians, patient advocacy groups and genomics researchers, said the UK government must be prepared to fill in the gaps in law, regulation and resource allocation that would open up after Brexit. [...] Brexit would mean that the EU directive no longer applied in the UK, which is of concern to the manufacturers of devices and tests unless the EU and the UK share regulatory frameworks in future to allow ready import and export of devices/tests.”
Brexit  NHS  Austerity  STP  Cancer  R&D  rationing  medical  advances  science  STEM  EEA  regulation 
february 2017 by asterisk2a

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