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NHS Continuing Care
14
Mar
2019

A mere 24% of eligibility assessments in the third quarter of 2018 resulted in NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. The LA Community Care team shares top tips to help secure funding.

Mental Capacity Act reform
1
Mar
2019

With the recent press coverage on the Mental Capacity Act Amendment Bill (MCA Bill), James Pantling-Skeet explains the key principles & proposed reform.

elderly-man
18
Feb
2019

The UK health & social care crisis continues as new Age UK research reports more than 77 deaths occur per day while awaiting care package.

Falls from windows
3
Jan
2019

CQC has recently published new guidance as part of its series of “learning from safety incidents” resources on its website on “falls from windows”.

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.