Country needs to trust Govt to deliver on care

Jan 13, 2022

Failing to provide proper care for our population is a major scandal that can be laid at the feet of the Government, ICG Chair Mike Padgham said today. Mr Padgham said the country needed to trust the Prime Minister to deliver care. “I think the questions being raised about the Prime Minister at the moment…

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Care workers urged to get Covid-19 booster

Jan 7, 2022

CARE workers are being urged to get their Covid-19 booster jab because providers fear the worst of the Omicron variant is still to come. The Independent Care Group (ICG) said care staff needed the booster to protect themselves and the people they care for. ICG chair, Mike Padgham, said: “My fear is that the peak…

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Ministers accused of failing to understand care

Dec 17, 2021

The Independent Care Group today accused Government ministers of failing to grasp the crisis facing the care of the country’s oldest and most vulnerable. The ICG said Care Minister Gillian Keegan and Migration Minister Kevin Foster should spend time on the frontline of care before making ‘ill-judged’ remarks. Providers want the Government to allow them…

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Muted welcome for care White Paper

Dec 1, 2021

The Independent Care Group today gave a muted welcome to a long-awaited White Paper on the future of social care. It welcomed parts of today’s White Paper, ‘People at the Heart of Care’, but ICG Chair Mike Padgham warned: “A vision without action is merely a dream. “There is no promise of any extra funding,…

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ICG furious over NHS jab decision

Nov 3, 2021

The Independent Care Group isCG furious after the Government delayed compulsory Covid-19 vaccination for NHS staff until April but continued with the plan for care workers this month. The Government today announced that mandatory vaccination for NHS workers would be delayed until April after listening to concerns about the impact it might have on staffing…

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