14Jun 2018
Our Case Studies. Red honey comb

A policy paper has been published by The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in response to the House of Lords European Union Committee report ‘Brexit: reciprocal healthcare’. In March 2018, the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee published a report calling for clarity from the government on EU reciprocal healthcare post-Brexit. Recommendations from the committee […]

12Jun 2018
The RIdout Report. RedMarble

Council chiefs have said the vulnerable, old and disabled people will see cuts to vital care services and higher charges. The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services has published its annual budget survey which show councils expect to spend £21.4bn this year in England. This is a rise from £20.8bn last year, but this […]

05Jun 2018
The RIdout Report. Spider water drop

The largest representative body for independent care providers for adult social care, Care England, have concerns that a number of NHS bodies are failing to pay for increased cost pressures of looking after vulnerable people in Nursing Care Homes. The NHS is responsible for arranging and funding care for individuals who are not in hospital […]

30May 2018
The RIdout Report. Flower.

On the 15 May 2018 CQC set out how they will work effectively with four health insurers (AXA, BUPA, AVIVA and Vitality) in new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements. Within these agreements the health insurers have committed to share information with CQC about the quality and safety of independent healthcare services. Insurance companies hold important […]

18May 2018
The RIdout Report. Spider water drop

Figures have shown care home insolvencies have risen in the past year by 83%. In 2016-2017 81 homes became insolvent whilst in 2017-2018 this number jumped to 148 homes becoming insolvent. There are plenty of reasons why this number has risen. The obvious ones are; rise in the National Living Wage and interest rates, lack […]