Jenny Wilde

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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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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