Anna Lemmer

Anna Lemmer

Considering CQC’s report on ‘do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ decisions

In March 2021, CQC published a report titled, “Protect, respect, connect – decisions about living and dying well during COVID-19: CQC’s review of ‘do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic”. The report was published following CQC’s review of ‘do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ (“DNACPR”) decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. A copy of …

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Infection Prevention Control and the CQC – for Care Home Professional

In August 2020, CQC introduced specific Infection Prevention Control (“IPC”) inspections. IPC continues to be a current ‘hot topic’ of interest to CQC and it tends to be inspected under Regulation 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 and assessed as part of CQC’s key question, ‘Is your service …

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NMC launches consultation on draft education standards for community and public health nursing

On 8 April 2021, the Nursing & Midwifery Council (“NMC”) launched a consultation on new draft education standards for community and public health nursing in the UK. The education standards for specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) and specialist practice qualifications (SPQs) were last updated over 15 years ago and the NMC has said that …

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DHSC states: local authorities to receive funding of around £3bn to help manage the impact of COVID-19

On 1 April 2021, Helen Hayes (Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood) asked the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care the written question, “…what assessment he has made of the effect of the Infection Control Fund on supporting care homes with their infection prevention control measures during the covid-19 outbreak; and what assessment he …

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AN UPDATE: Considering the issue of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health and social care workers

UPDATE: This article has been updated since it was first published on 4 January 2021 and since it was updated on 18 January 2021. The time of writing this article is 23 March 2021. During a December 2020 Ridouts’ webinar (Videos – Ridouts Solicitors) a healthcare provider asked the question, “Do you think it will …

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Our GP Practice has received a Section 31 Letter of Intent from CQC – what should we do? As published on GP Online

At Ridouts, we are seeing an increase in the use of ‘letters of intent’ as the CQC moves away from timetabled inspections towards a more risk based approach. A letter of intent indicates that the CQC has concerns about a service. The will say that the regulator is considering whether to use its powers pursuant …

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CQC inspection figures confirmed by Department of Health and Social Care

On 16 February 2021, Shadow Minister Chi Onwurah asked the Department of Health and Social Care the written question, “… when the Care Quality Commission will resume routine inspections; and how many care homes have not had an inspection for two years or more.” Helen Whatley, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) responded to …

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