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Caught on camera
8
Mar
2017

Last month it was hard to miss the distressing story concerning the abuse and ill-treatment of Betty Boylan, a resident at Bupa’s Perry Locks Care Home, by two members of staff.

cqc-factual-accuracy-failings
24
Jan
2017

We have been supporting providers to prepare corrections of fact for many years and CQC’s latest approach suggests a positive shift in the direction of providers and a willingness to significantly amend draft reports if sufficient supporting evidence is provided.

DoLS
9
Jan
2017

Last month there was welcome news for the health and social care sector when Parliament approved an amendment to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (“the Act”) clarifying the legal position on when an inquest will be held following the death of someone who was subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DoLS”) order.

Councils-outsource-responsibility
6
Jan
2017

The Local Government Ombudsman (“LGO”) began the year by reminding local authorities of their responsibilities when contracting for placements in privately operated care homes.

2-sides-to-every-story
28
Nov
2016

It’s claimed hundreds of relatives had been banned from visiting loved ones in care homes because they had complained – But there are two sides to every story.

Fifty pound note money
5
Sep
2016

As many employers are aware, the National Minimum Wage increases on 1 October each year, based on recommendations from the Low Pay Commission.

CQC reports
2
Sep
2016

Providers can often feel as though they have hit a wall when challenging CQC inspection reports through the limited factual accuracy and ratings review processes.

Immigration Act 2016
23
Aug
2016

Given the large number of care staff recruited from overseas, it is essential that care providers are up-to-date with the new rules.

fertility paperwork
23
Aug
2016

A senior judge has recently strongly criticised an IVF clinic in London over errors it made in paperwork.

federation
5
Aug
2016

Many practices these days are being invited to become members of a federation or are perhaps considering starting or joining a federation.