Jenny Wilde

HSJ Channel: Employers beware: Whistleblowing protection even more powerful

The judgment handed down in April 2015, by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Chestertons v Nurmohamed [UKEAT/0335/14/DM], has clarified the meaning of a qualifying disclosure being made in the reasonable belief that it is in the public interest i.e the statutory requirement an employee must satisfy to benefit from whistleblower protection. Background …

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Care Talk: Nutrition and CQC inspections

Providers of care are expected to ensure that service users are “protected from the risks of inadequate nutrition and dehydration…” (Regulation 14 Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010).  This can be tricky when service users have a variety of special dietary and nutritional needs that are being monitored by a number …

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Care Talk: Don’t let CQC’s battle to prove its worth be at your expense

Most will look back on 2012 with fond nostalgia but it is hard to remember a more challenging time in the health and social care sector. Whilst the rest of the nation revelled in a landmark year filled with enormous sporting achievement, a very special milestone for the Queen and news of a royal baby, …

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Quality & Compliance Magazine: Evidencing the inclusion of service users in their care

Any health and social care provider that has read the new legislation and CQC’s subsequent Guidance about Compliance: Essential Standards of Quality and Safety (the “Guidance”), will know that the entire ethos of the new regime hinges on the rights and experiences of the service user. The language of the Health and Social Care Act …

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Quality & Compliance Magazine: Inspection, but not as we know it

What does the CQC’s new compliance framework mean for you? Jenny Wilde explains. The old regime Inspection used to mean a visit, either announced or unannounced, to a registered care service with the minimum frequency of inspection defined in statute. Until only a few years ago, care home providers could expect two inspections a year, …

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