Day: 16 July 2020

CQC’s strategy towards Smarter Regulation: Is a change in culture on the cards?

As we have reported on previously, the CQC are currently considering their forward thinking strategy and aim to move towards a strategy of “Smarter Regulation”. Their goal is, they say: “to make regulation simpler but dynamic to reflect the changes in health and social care we can anticipate, as well as those we cannot. We …

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Update: The Liberty Protection Safeguards are now due to be implemented in April 2022

On 16 July 2020, the Government announced that the Liberty Protection Safeguards (“LPS”) which were due to be implemented on 1 October 2020 will be delayed. The Government is now aiming for full implementation of LPS by April 2022. The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, which received Royal Assent in May 2019, introduced LPS to …

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Councils to be incentivised to discharge LD and autism patients from mental health settings into the community

The Government has today (16 July 2020) announced that £62 million of funding will be given to local councils to accelerate discharge of patients with learning disabilities or autism (or both) from mental health hospitals into the community. Named the Community Discharge Fund, the funding will help to move people with learning disabilities and autistic …

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