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6
Nov
2018

The First Tier Tribunal has this week issued a welcome judgment, criticising CQC for its decision to refuse an application by Centurion Health Care Limited to vary the conditions of its registration.

what-is-a-fact CQC
26
Oct
2018

It is a concern that we are frequently approached by care providers whose draft inspection reports contain ‘facts’ about the operation of the service at the time of a CQC inspection, which the providers tell us are not true.

Kent Care Awards 2018
7
Sep
2018

The Kent Care Awards are nearly here and it is with great pleasure we announce we are sponsoring this glittering celebration of hard work and commitment within the care sector in Kent.

7
Jun
2018

What does care cost? No doubt many providers we meet would say that the cost local authorities will pay is often at odds with the actual costs faced by providers. It is perhaps, therefore, not surprising that the news over recent weeks has reported an increase in the number of care services falling into insolvency.

NHS funding Postcode lottery
7
May
2018

On 20 April 2018, Which? published the results of its analysis in respect of NHS continuing healthcare funding in England. This confirmed our own experiences of the huge disparity in funding between different regions.

CQC Consistency in reports
6
May
2018

“We aim to be consistent in everything we do.” Those are the words of CQC yet, in practice, issues with consistency dominate a significant number of concerns that we hear from providers.

Fire safety in care homes
3
May
2018

The danger presented by fire is well known but people may be surprised by just how many fires actually take place and, in particular, how many occur in care homes.

Medical records
19
Apr
2018

The topic of this article is a little mentioned area of GDPR but one which could have a big impact on those who hold medical data.

Healthcare GDPR
24
Jan
2018

Under the GDPR there are more stringent rules about special categories of personal data, such as health data, which may be considered particularly sensitive.

CQC-is-proposing-to-change-the-rules-on-the-publication-of-enforcement-information
5
Sep
2017

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.