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 […]

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 […]

22Sep 2017
The RIdout Report. Flower.

According to CQC GP surgeries are the highest performing sector in the NHS. This comes above hospitals, mental health and social care. Despite this, inspectors did note safety concerns at one in seven practices. These problems included; storing vaccines at the right temperature, filling in prescriptions quickly enough, having defibrillators that work properly and learning […]

12Sep 2017
The RIdout Report. Spiderweb

Warnings have come from the Royal Mencap Society that care providers for people with learning disabilities are facing a £400m bill for back pay that could bankrupt the entire sector. After the government reversed its decision that “sleep-in-support” is exempt from minimum pay legislation, HMRC is pursuing providers for six years of wages. Mencap are […]