23May 2018
The RIdout Report. LeafPatern

The week commencing 14 May 2018 was National Mental Health Awareness Week. Amongst the many events organised to mark this, the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and CLOSER (a research centre bringing together the UK’s leading longitudinal studies) held a joint seminar on ‘Tackling mental health problems in children and young people: the importance of early […]

14May 2018
The RIdout Report. Flower.

‘WILL CQC CATCH US OUT?’ With the proposed move by CQC to short-notice inspections coming into force this month, how much leniency will be allowed for one-off issues? CQC’s intention to begin short-notice or unannounced inspections of substance misuse service providers will be a significant change for the sector, which has previously had notice of […]

01May 2018
The RIdout Report. TreeStump

CQC places a huge emphasis on the importance of person-centred care, particularly in relation to services caring for people with dementia.  This is reflected in the Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) that CQC inspectors are required to answer during an inspection.  It is important that providers are able to demonstrate and evidence positive dementia support […]

22Mar 2018
The RIdout Report. TreeStump

On 23 March 2018, the Legal Action Group will publish the second edition of its ‘Professional Discipline and Healthcare Regulators: a legal handbook’. The handbook’s Nursing & Midwifery Council chapter is co-authored by Ridouts’ solicitor, Nicole Ridgwell. In the foreword to the first edition, Mr Justice Collins referred to the handbook as ‘a necessary aid […]

12Mar 2018
The RIdout Report. Windy Dandelions.

According to HSJ, at the end of February there was a strong suggestion that the NHS could seek to effect a saving by discharging patients into private domestic accommodation provided by property owners with no care qualifications. There is said to be a safeguarding concern; what a surprise! On the face of it swapping NHS […]