The start of a new NHS data-sharing scheme in England involving medical records is being delayed by six months.
Work to start compiling the largely anonymised records on to the Care.data database was meant to start from April.
But NHS England has now decided that will not now happen until the autumn.
The organisation has accepted the communications campaign, which gives people the chance to opt out, needs to be improved.
As many of you will be aware, the Care Bill is currently making its way through parliament, and is likely to have a significant impact on the sector. There are a number of issues which have been highlighted regarding the legislation, and with the Bill’s finer points being debated in the committee stage and likely to become law by April, anyone involved with the care sector should be following its progress closely.
Work on a new nursing home specialising in end of life care will begin in Sutton Coldfield in the new year.
Birmingham City Council planners have given approval for the 34-bed home which will be built on a derelict site on the edge of Sutton Park.
The facility is being built next to the existing Wyndley Grange nursing home in Somerville Road by care company Homecroft Ltd.
A West Midlands construction company is celebrating after winning a prestigious contract for a new 34-bed nursing home in Sutton Coldfield.
Massey has begun work on the project after it was given the go-ahead by Birmingham City Council planners, who praised the company for the sensitive design of the new home in Somerville Road.