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National standards are not needed in homes

23 February 2000

Nursing Standard


Nursing and residential homes already have standards that they are required to meet, and which are enforceable by law. Some registered homes do not meet these...

Some care homes may not survive the pandemic

01 June 2020

Nursing Older People


As nurse manager and managing director of Wren Hall nursing home, I am proud that we are rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the ‘committed...


01 June 2000

Elderly Care


With reference to the article by Hazel Heath and Lynne Phair (Defining nursing care, April 2000), I have worked in the independent sector as a nursing home manager...

Nursing care uplift will not solve the care home crisis

02 August 2022

Nursing Older People


As a nursing home manager, I was relieved to hear that the Department of Health and Social Care has increased the NHS-funded nursing care (FNC) contribution by the...