Jenny Wilde

The RIdout Report. RedMarble

You should pay for your own care in old age if you can afford it, Conservative Voters say

Polling supports recommendations from law firm, Ridouts, who are calling for greater personal responsibility when it comes to funding social care A Censuswide survey, commissioned by Ridouts Solicitors, a leading specialist law firm in the health and social care sector, shows there is widespread support for individuals to save for the cost of their care …

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Could Improvements post-inspection now be reported on in CQC reports? (as published in Healthcare Business – September 2018)

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 …

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The RIdout Report. Windy Dandelions.

Paul Ridout expresses his concern to the Health Service Journal about CQC’s recent Tribunal success in appeal against its refusal to increase number of beds for people with learning difficulties

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 …

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Huge steps forward in sector as as NMC becomes regulator for nursing associates

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has become the regulator in law for nursing associates – the new health and care role designed to bridge the gap between unregulated health care assistants and registered nurses. In 2015, Health Education England’s Shape of Caring review , identified a gap in skills and knowledge between health care assistants and …

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CQC inspection and Dementia Support in Care Homes – as published in Care Talk Magazine May 2018

CQC places a huge emphasis on the importance of person-centred care, particularly in relation to services caring for people with dementia.  This is reflected in the Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) that CQC inspectors are required to answer during an inspection.  It is important that providers are able to demonstrate and evidence positive dementia support …

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Ridouts’ lawyer contributes to new legal handbook

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 …

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