18Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. Ice Frozen

The magnitude of the Court of Appeal judgment in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad [2018] EWCA Civ 164 should not be underestimated by health and social care providers. This appeal considered the issue of backdated “sleep in” liabilities and whether “sleep in” workers were entitled to the National Minimum Wage (‘NMW’) […]

17Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. RedMarble

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has become the regulator in law for nursing associates – the new health and care role designed to bridge the gap between unregulated health care assistants and registered nurses. In 2015, Health Education England’s Shape of Caring review , identified a gap in skills and knowledge between health care assistants and […]

17Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. Pollen

The 2018 Football World Cup was the first in history where live Video Assistant Referees (VAR) were brought in with the ambition of improving the quality or refereeing decisions.  It hoped to achieve this by bringing to the referee’s attention in real time points of play which might have eluded them otherwise.  CQC allows its […]

16Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. GreenFlower

The largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, Care England, has responded to the Competition and Market Authority’s consultation document on draft advice on consumer law for care home providers. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England has said:- “Unfortunately the CMA has limited the scope of its draft guidance […]

16Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. Windy Dandelions.

Ofsted’s annual report has revealed an increasing number of complaints are being upheld than they were previously. In terms of statistics, between 2017 and 2018, 20% of complaints were either upheld or partially upheld at the second stage of Ofsted’s complaints procedure, compared to 17% between 2016 and 2017. With regards to complaints reaching the […]

13Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. Spiderweb

As David Behan prepares to depart his position as Chief Executive of the CQC this is a good opportunity to consider the impact that he has had on the health and social care sector. Having inherited an organisation on the brink of destruction, thanks to the mismanagement of Cynthia Bower and the effects of the […]