Camara Inglis

Social Care Reform

Despite the pledge made upon his promotion to Prime Minister in July 2019, to fix the funding crisis currently affecting health and social care, Boris Johnson is yet to establish a clear means of how he will do this. The Coronavirus pandemic has played a significant role in exacerbating the problems currently facing the social …

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An important lesson in Legionella management and large company fines

BUPA has been fined £3million following the death of a service user who contracted Legionnaires’ disease and died. This Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution is significant because it looks at large company fine levels. Ipswich Crown Court heard that the service user moved into a BUPA care home in March 2015 and died three …

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Court of Appeal overturns £400m sleep-in shift ruling in favour of Mencap

The Court of Appeal has reversed an Employment Tribunal judgment which could have cost the care sector £400m in back pay to staff. The ruling relates to social care workers who had been paid a flat rate for shifts where they slept in a patient’s house or at a care home to provide support if necessary, known …

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Matt Hancock promoted to the Role of Health and Social Care Secretary

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 …

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New Reforms Implemented on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The government has introduced a set of deprivation of liberty safeguard reforms which, it claims, will lessen the burden on local authorities, whilst saving an approximate £200 million a year. These savings will contribute to frontline care and tackle the backlog of 108,000 people currently with un-reviewed safeguards. The new bill has been drafted to …

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