18Oct 2017
The RIdout Report. Spiderweb

Despite the National Audit Office (NAO) finding that the CQC has improved as an organisation and now provides better value for money, they say it still needs to overcome some ongoing issues with the timelines of some of its regulation activities. The report says that while most healthcare providers and inspectors think the CQC’s judgments […]

13Oct 2017
The RIdout Report. TreeStump

According to new draft NICE guidelines, people with challenging behaviour should only be treated in a mental health hospital or a residential setting as a last resort. The draft guidelines aim to bring recognition to the fact people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges are not receiving the care they deserve. The guideline committee […]

13Oct 2017
The RIdout Report. Spider water drop

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has become the sixth health and social care provider and the first NHS Trust to be prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) for failure to provide safe care and treatment.  On 12 October 2017 the Trust was sentenced, and a fine of £125,000 was handed down (the Court’s starting […]

10Oct 2017
The RIdout Report. RedMarble

The CQC have published their annual report in which they raise multiple concerns about staff shortages, rising demand and the number of patients with preventable illnesses. The report said so far the quality of NHS and council care has been maintained but warned that standards were likely to drop. In its report, the CQC highlighted: […]

09Oct 2017
The RIdout Report. GreenLeafSwirl

The King’s Fund has warned that Brexit has ‘exposed the fragility of NHS workforce planning’ as the number of nurses in the NHS has fallen for the first time since April 2013. There has been a significant drop in EU nurses joining the UK register since the EU referendum in June 2016. Richard Murray, director […]

09Oct 2017
The RIdout Report. Pollen

Within the CQC’s latest annual State of Care report the regulator has said most adult social care services are rated as ‘good’. But, CQC have warned that this is only because of the hard work undertaken by staff in extreme conditions. 78 per cent of adult social care services were rated as ‘good’, compared to […]

09Oct 2017
The RIdout Report. RedMarble

Public bodies such as local authorities and regulatory bodies frequently make important decisions about vulnerable people and their rights to services in relation to their care. There is legal mechanism in place where providers can challenge the decisions of CQC via issuing judicial review proceedings. Recent years have shown that providers are no longer shying […]