Jenny Wilde

The Importance Of Accuracy – What Health And Social Care Providers Can Do To Ensure Inspection Reports Reflect Their Service

Whilst going through a regulatory inspection can be a stressful and high pressured situation, coping with the resultant draft report can be equally challenging. Inspection reports are essentially the most compelling piece of marketing for any health or social care service and so the contents of any inspection report ought to accurately reflect what the …

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The Notice of Proposal: a forgone conclusion or a meaningful last chance saloon?

I’ve lost count of the number of calls that Ridouts has received from panicked health and social care providers over the years, anxious about an alien piece of correspondence that has just landed in their inbox from CQC, Ofsted or any other regulator. The wording can be confusing to a provider that has never faced …

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Safeguarding: How can I manage a process that feels completely out of my control?

Safeguarding allegations are a hazard of the job when you work in health and social care. At Ridouts we are approached regularly by providers who are overwhelmed, frustrated or simply confused about complex safeguarding investigations. Processes to report and manage allegations and then fully investigate them are in place in order to protect vulnerable people. …

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Past the peak: Why the fairytale ending will have to wait for the social care sector

It has been an unforgettable few months for all of us. The profile of our world has changed forever and we have quickly adapted to connecting and working in ways that we never have before. For the majority, we have been lucky. We have been able to carry on with some semblance of normality with …

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The Government issues new guidance for residential care providers on how to approach the Coronavirus crisis

This updated guidance aims to support planning and preparation in the event of an outbreak or widespread transmission of COVID-19. It can be found here. It should be considered by local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and registered providers of accommodation for people who need personal or nursing care. This includes registered residential care and …

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Department of Health proposes mandatory training for all care and health staff who deal with patients with learning disabilities and autism

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock announced yesterday that further mandatory training will be introduced for all care and health staff who deal with patients with learning disabilities and autism. The Government plans to review current training and awareness and determine what additional training may be necessary before it makes changes to the law. …

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Managing safeguarding investigations – preserving your regulatory and reputational position – Caring Times October 2019

Safeguarding investigations can be incredibly stressful and difficult times for providers of health and social care services. Any allegations involving vulnerable people will always, and understandably, expose providers to intense scrutiny. Such investigations are very difficult to manage and can lead to revelations that health and social care providers have abused those they look after. …

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