The clock is ticking – compulsory vaccines for care home staff

Vic Rayner OBE, CEO of the National Care Forum (NCF) – the leading association for not-for-profit care providers responds to the signing off of the regulations by the Care Minister to start the countdown for compulsory vaccines as a condition of deployment for care home staff. Rayner said: “With the regulations now approved, the countdown […]

The care workforce at breaking point

The National Care Forum (NCF) – the leading association for not for profit care providers – welcomes the research by member Community Integrated Care providing an absolutely essential independent perspective on the complex, skilled and demanding roles within social care. Vic Rayner OBE, CEO of the NCF states: “’Unfair to Care’ is hard hitting – […]

NCF responds to the Public Accounts Committee and ADASS report on adult social care

Vic Rayner, CEO of the National Care Forum (NCF) – the leading association for not for profit care providers responds to the Public Accounts Committee report on the Adult Social Care Markets published today: “The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) share the ambitions of the NCF in relation to the urgent need for long term planning […]

NCF responds to updated guidance on visiting

The National Care Forum – the leading association for not-for-profit care providers – welcomes the changes to visiting that are to come into effect on 21st June. In the latest step to restore care home visits to as close as normal as possible the government has announced changes to the visiting arrangements. Vic Rayner, CEO […]

Vic Rayner, CEO of NCF receives an OBE in The Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours

Vic Rayner, Chief Executive of the National Care Forum (NCF) – the leading association for not-for-profit care providers has received an OBE in The Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours for services to the social care sector. Vic Rayner said: “I am delighted to have received this huge honour. It is a privilege to work in a […]

NCF responds to comments from Matt Hancock

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care provided evidence to the Joint Committees of Health and Social Care and Science and Technology. The evidence provided covered a wide range of agendas in relation to the pandemic, and the way in which those receiving social care were prioritised within the pandemic was the subject […]

Let’s stick to the facts

Vic Rayner, CEO of the National Care Forum – the leading association for not for profit care providers responds to the Report issued by Public Health England (PHE) analysing the link between hospital discharges and outbreaks in care homes. Vic Rayner said: “The National Care Forum represents many care providers across the country who lived […]