Jenny Wilde

Reform is needed to solve the social care crisis- will Boris Johnson help?

In a bid to solve the care crisis, Boris Johnson has committed to provide “every older person the dignity and security they deserve”. Sally Copley, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Alzheimer’s Society, comments that whilst a long term reform is needed, more urgency should be placed on the matter to provide the appropriate funding. …

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Standing up for your business – Healthcare Business July 2019

We have many providers of health and social care services contact us to describe in detail the injustices they have suffered at the hands of a regulator, a commissioner or a professional regulatory body. These stories often relate to inefficiencies within those respective organisations that have led to incorrect conclusions or unreasonable or disproportionate regulatory …

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The CQC wants to become more efficient – but will this be at the Provider’s expense?

There have been significant changes at the top tier of the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) in recent months.  Ian Trenholm took over as Chief Executive in July 2018 and Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, departed in January 2019. She has been replaced by Debbie Westhead on an interim basis until Kate Terroni …

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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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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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