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Not only has CQC dramatically increased its enforcement action capability, but in its latest consultation, “Our next phase of regulation: consultation 2”, CQC proposes to get even tougher.
Reporting restrictions on legal proceedings which lasted five years, involving the provision of care to people with learning disabilities at Veilstone and Gatooma care homes have recently been lifted. The case has been described as “ground-breaking” in that directors and senior managers have been held to account for creating a culture of systematic neglect.
The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has now published the initial findings of its Market Study launched in December 2016 to examine whether the residential care sector is working well for elderly people and their families.
The Law Commission’s Report on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty: Implications for Care Providers.
This long awaited Law Commission report, just published in March, provides a number of recommendations for improving the current DoLS regime amidst mounting criticism that the existing system is not fit for purpose.