All posts by: Jenny Wilde

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The CQC has set out proposals for a new factual accuracy process and has invited providers of health and social care providers to comment on suggested changes. In August this year CQC asked for views on ways they can improve their factual accuracy process. In response to these views, which included making the process digital […]

Ridouts Professional Services Plc is pleased to announce the promotion of Samantha Cox and Laura Paton to the positions of Associate solicitor from 1 November 2018. Samantha joined Ridouts in March 2012 as a paralegal, qualifying as a solicitor with the firm in April 2015.  Her promotion to Associate solicitor reflects her hard work and […]

CQC inspections have, for years, been considered a “snap-shot” of a home/location on the day of the inspection.  CQC rock up, take a view of what they find, and then write a report and make a judgment on an appropriate rating. When challenging inspection report findings and ratings, sometimes our clients will provide us with evidence […]

On 24 August 2018 the HSJ wrote: The care quality watchdog has won an appeal to stop a private care provider increasing the number of beds for people with learning disabilities. The tribunal ruling has sparked fears that investors will not want to expand or set up units for fear of them being refused registration […]

A care provider has been fined £3M by the HSE after a service user contracted Legionnaire’s disease in June 2015. An investigation was conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and it was found that, for more than a year, adequate measures were not in place to maintain a safe environment in the home. […]

On 23 March 2018, the Legal Action Group will publish the second edition of its ‘Professional Discipline and Healthcare Regulators: a legal handbook’. The handbook’s Nursing & Midwifery Council chapter is co-authored by Ridouts’ solicitor, Nicole Ridgwell. In the foreword to the first edition, Mr Justice Collins referred to the handbook as ‘a necessary aid […]