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2nd February 2016

Campaigners launch fight to save Brownhill House care home

They came together to protest against the potential closure of Brownhill House, which is under threat as part of a shake up of the city’s health services.

2nd February 2016

Council bosses have announced how they plan to save a further £8.5million to help plug a £12million funding gap in the budget.

2nd February 2016

On 5 February, Cabinet Members will consider how to balance the County Council's revenue budget to cover the cost of providing services, in the wake of deeper cuts in funding by Government. The recent provisional settlement was £29 million worse than the County Council had expected - compounding cuts in previous years which have already halved the Authority's funding.

1st February 2016

GPs vote to axe care home visits: Fears elderly patients will be left with inferior care and higher fees after decision at crisis meeting 


28th January 2016

Shared Statement from Skills for Health, Skills for Care & Health Education England - Regarding the Care Certificate and training providers including elearning 

25th January 2016

RadcliffesLeBrasseur - Crisis with CQC? Get in touch

As one of the leading healthcare regulatory practices advising healthcare providers, RadcliffesLeBrasseur has been dealing with CQC and its predecessors for many years.

22nd January 2016

St Thomas Training


21st January 2016
RadcliffesLeBrasseur- Care Homes and Elderly Care Conference Invitation 
Thursday 3rd March 2016,  9.15 a.m – 3.30 p.m
85 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AE
£96.00 including VAT

18th January 2016

Met Office Cold Weather Health Watch Service


90% chance that the cold weather threshold will be met between Monday 18th January and Friday 22nd January 2016


15th January 2016

Severe Winter Weather - Level 3 - Cold Weather Action alert

13th January 2016

CQC Code of practice on confidential personal information - We are asking for people's views! 

12th January 2016

Seasonal influenza outbreaks – awareness and notification

12th January 2016
All councils must draw up health and social care integration plans by 2017

11th January 2016
Raising Awareness of Adult Safeguarding in Hampshire
Launch Event;
24th February 2016, 10.30 - 1.00pm
Hope Church, Winchester

8th January 2016



I have been contacted by a member of the public who when checking a home on the NHS Choices website was very concerned at 2 very derogatory reviews, especially when all the other reviews gave a glowing recommendation. It would appear that the reviews had been made by a disgruntled ex member of staff! However you can have reviews like this removed almost instantly whilst a moderator looks into the matter.


21st December 2015

The ‘Wessex Palliative Care Handbook: a good practice guide’ (eighth edition, 2014) has been collaboratively developed by the Wessex Palliative Care Physicians, is regularly updated and widely used as a reference source, across Wessex and beyond.

21st December 2015

As a subscriber to PaCT, you are invited to participate in our Satisfaction Survey. Your input would be appreciated.

7th December 2015

Social Care Commitment Week 2015 gets underway

This week (7 - 13 December) is Social Care Commitment Week 2015, marking two years since the first social care employers and employees made their commitments to delivering high quality, compassionate care.

24th November 2015

Last Friday night the annual Hampshire Care Awards took place at Southampton Golf Club. 


19th November 2015

I’ve gone from him being my best friend, the person who gives me advice on things to caring for him. Nothing can prepare you for something like that." Kelly explains how young onset dementia has affected her family. 

1st September 2015

Should You Be Worried About Whistleblowers?

QualitySolicitors Burroughs Day explain in their latest bulletin.

1st September 2015

Care homes cannot afford to pay staff more on existing budgets

David Waters blogs about the problem 

3rd August 2015

Our patron Quality Solicitors Burroughs Day, lays out all the important info in their latest bulletin.

30th July 2015

This is the first of a series of 3 dementia films are aimed raising awareness of dementia amongst organisations and business providing services in the community.


23rd July 2015

Visit our training page to see the latest courses from Hampshire County Council and PaCT.

17th July 2015

It has been announced today that the cap on care costs has been delayed until 2020.

3rd July 2015

Skills for Care is conducting some research for the CQC looking at safety in adult social care. 

24th June 2015

CQC explain the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 20

Dear Prime Minister,
We welcome, and share, your aspiration to see the UK become the best country in the world in which to grow old. We believe a key test for whether we are able to achieve this is the quality of our NHS and social care services. As a country, we are ageing: nearly a quarter of us will be over 65 in 20 years’ time. But our health and care services aren’t ready for these changes – without action it is older and disabled people, and their carers, who will suffer. We are therefore calling on you to establish a Commission to review the future of health and social care in England. Support for such a Commission has been expressed recently by a range of public figures. These include former Care Minister Norman Lamb MP and former Health Secretaries Stephen Dorrell and Alan Milburn, as well as 40 leading charities and health and care organisations. We urge you to provide the leadership required to make our country’s aspirations for brilliant care for older people a reality.
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