Jenny Wilde

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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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 Ridout Report – May 2019 – 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 She has been replaced by Debbie Westhead on an interim basis until Kate Terroni …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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