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Why Boris Johnson’s plan won’t fix social care
Boris Johnson during visit to Westport Care Home in Stepney Green, east London
Expert’s view

Why Boris Johnson’s plan won’t fix social care

Analysis suggests cash generated by proposed tax hikes will not be enough to tackle both the NHS and wider care crises
8 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson’s manifesto-busting tax rise to fund social care
A nurse in a care home
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson’s manifesto-busting tax rise to fund social care

Health secretary pushing for hike in National Insurance amid social care crisis
3 Sep 2021
Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?
 A nurse wearing PPE holds the hand of a resident in a care home
In Focus

Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?

Care bosses say government has not delivered on jab pledge as infections soar
12 Jan 2021
Instant Opinion: ‘elderly paying a price’ to stay Covid safe
Rehab Support workers help a patient.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘elderly paying a price’ to stay Covid safe

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 23 October
23 Oct 2020
How Covid test chaos may trigger another care homes crisis
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In Depth

How Covid test chaos may trigger another care homes crisis

Facility bosses report 15-day delays in getting results
21 Sep 2020
What are the underlying health causes of coronavirus deaths?
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In Brief

What are the underlying health causes of coronavirus deaths?

New research shows that one in four Covid-19 victims in England and Wales had dementia
1 Sep 2020
Care homes got ‘DNR’ order for all residents at Covid peaks
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In Brief

Care homes got ‘DNR’ order for all residents at Covid peaks

Survey suggests one in ten managers and nurses were told to change DNRs without discussion with patients, relatives or fellow staff
24 Aug 2020

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How new 90-minute tests could fend off second Covid wave
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In Depth

How new 90-minute tests could fend off second Covid wave

Government rolling out the swab and DNA testing devices in hospitals, care homes and labs
3 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘what does life look like’ in 2022?
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘what does life look like’ in 2022?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 10 July
10 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: up to women ‘to save Britain’s economy’
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Instant Opinion: up to women ‘to save Britain’s economy’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 9 July
9 Jul 2020
Just how bad was the Covid crisis in UK care homes?
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In Depth

Just how bad was the Covid crisis in UK care homes?

Nearly 1,000 whistle-blowers alerted watchdog to unsafe practices at peak of pandemic
8 Jul 2020
Daughter of Covid victim taking legal action against Hancock
Matt Hancock leaving No. 10
In Brief

Daughter of Covid victim taking legal action against Hancock

Woman whose father died in care home demands that health secretary retract his ‘protective ring’ claim
22 Jun 2020
Government told care homes they were safe as Covid-19 spread
Care home chief resigns after vegetative patient gives birth
In Depth

Government told care homes they were safe as Covid-19 spread

Ministers under fire for telling sector that elderly residents were ‘very unlikely’ to be infected
15 May 2020
Coronavirus: why Britain’s death toll just jumped by 17%
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In Depth

Coronavirus: why Britain’s death toll just jumped by 17%

Care home and community fatalities now included in government’s daily count
30 Apr 2020
Behind closed doors: coronavirus crisis in care homes
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In Depth

Behind closed doors: coronavirus crisis in care homes

WHO says that care home residents could account for half of Europe’s coronavirus deaths
24 Apr 2020
Coronavirus death toll 50% higher than government figures
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In Brief

Coronavirus death toll 50% higher than government figures

Daily figure excludes deaths that occurred outside of hospitals including in care homes
15 Apr 2020
Should elderly care be free?
Care home
In Depth

Should elderly care be free?

Think tank says taxpayer-funded social care for over-65s would save NHS billions every year
23 May 2019
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