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Care of the elderly news : December 2009

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private care of the elderly in the UK.

  • Society of Equity Release Advisers launched mortgage insuranceThe Society of Equity Release Advisers has launched to represent the interests of equity release advisers. Four equity release specialists have set up SERA.
  • £1.5 million for dementia research Bupa logoThe Bupa Foundation and the Alzheimer's Society have launched a groundbreaking partnership to boost research into dementia and its causes. The two charities are together launching a £1.5million fund...
  • Care sector will fear the worst on funding Age concern logoCommenting on the chancellor's pre-budget report, Andrew Harrop at Age Concern and Help the Aged, says,” While protecting the NHS budget from the axe, the government has left the care sector in the...
  • Adult social care has improved but poor quality services must be eliminated Care Quality CommissionThe Care Quality Commission's overview of the adult social care market shows that almost a quarter of care homes for older people were rated 'adequate' or 'poor'. A fifth are not meeting the standard...
  • Bupa backs home care pledge Bupa logoBupa supported Prime Minister Gordon Brown's recent speech in which he called for more patients to be treated in their own homes by the NHS. Bupa collaborates with the NHS to help provide more than...
  • New trade body for mutuals Health insuranceThe Association of Mutual Insurers will formally merge with the Association of Friendly Societies on 1 January 2010 to create a new mutual insurance trade body, the Association of Financial Mutuals.
  • Insurance law should be designed for consumers, not ships, says Which? Which? logoAs the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission publish a joint report recommending amendments to insurance law, Which?'s Phil Jones, says, "This law was designed with ships in mind, not...
  • New law on insurance disclosure The Law CommissionThe Law Commission is reviewing an aspect of insurance contract law that has resulted in huge numbers of claims being rejected over the years.