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 […]

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Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England has said:- “Unfortunately the CMA has limited the scope of its draft guidance […]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 […]

10Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. TreeStump

Following Jeremy Hunt’s promotion to the role of Foreign Secretary, Matt Hancock has been appointed as the new Health and Social Care Secretary. The reshuffle of the cabinet was essentially forced upon Theresa May after the resignation of Boris Johnson and David Davis, in opposition to the government’s new Brexit strategy. To celebrate his new […]

10Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. Spider water drop

A new Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) has been launched to invest in specialist care homes, therefore supporting some of the most vulnerable in UK care homes. The Barbican ISA is a three-year bond that will support over 83 specialist care homes owned by the Barbican Group, whilst offering investors annual returns of up to 7%, […]

09Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. Windy Dandelions.

The Care Minister Caroline Dinenage has confirmed that the government is currently more inclined to introduce a cap on social care costs, rather than implement ‘new taxes.’ In an exclusive interview with carehome.co.uk, the minister disregarded the idea of a new ‘over-40’ tax, which would help pay for social care. On the issue, the care […]