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Introduction of nationwide PIP assessments begins

30th June 2013

The government's controversial Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) system of assessing disability has come into force across England


BHTA shows support for new Trading Standards Institute scheme

27th June 2013

The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) announced this week that it is supporting a new scheme which aims to strengthen industry self-regulation in the UK. As the largest and oldest healthcare association in the UK, the support of the BHTA is sure to encourage further support for this scheme.


Project in the West Midlands hopes to prevent risk of falling

25th June 2013

A project has identified that a spectrum of interventions are necessary to ensure that people are supported at home in terms of falling


New commission could see merging of health and social care

24th June 2013

A new commission has been launched by the King's Fund which will be undertaking an investigation into the future of health and social care


New Health+Care show draws thousands of visitors

24th June 2013

A new healthcare event was hailed a success last week after it was visited by thousands of people interested in the future of healthcare


British Healthcare and Independent Living Design Awards launched

17th June 2013

The BHTA's British Healthcare Awards and Independent Living Design Awards were launched earlier this month


Groups welcome health minister's commitment towards home care

17th June 2013

Lamb will be meeting with a number of home care providers to discuss how changes can be practically and quickly put into place


Family financial help for UK retirees lags behind Europe

12th June 2013

A new study which has not yet been released into the public domain but has been seen by The Telegraph indicates that affluent families in Britain are much less willing to offer comprehensive financial help to their elderly relatives than their peers in other European countries such as France and Italy.