All posts by: Nythan Smith

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The 2018 Football World Cup was the first in history where live Video Assistant Referees (VAR) were brought in with the ambition of improving the quality or refereeing decisions.  It hoped to achieve this by bringing to the referee’s attention in real time points of play which might have eluded them otherwise.  CQC allows its […]

CQC claim to now have a handle on the quality of care provision provided in the UK; however this is on the presumption that the inspections it conducts provide it with accurate conclusions.  I write from the perspective of a trainee solicitor who has sight of what would appear to be those providers CQC views […]

CQC have recently completed the inspections of some 24,000 different locations providing adult social care.  It published its State of Adult Social Care report covering 2014 to 2017 and clearly feels empowered and emboldened to draw conclusions from the inspections it has conducted.  Nursing Homes are singled out for particular mention in the report with […]

Just a little over a year ago on 1 February 2016 the sentencing guidelines for Health and Safety Offences were introduced.  They are of wide reaching impact for the health and social care sector in particular in relation to breaches, alleged or actual, of health and safety law. The guidelines were brought in to provide […]

In a report published today by the Communities and Local Government Committee it has been confirmed that major funding pressures afflict the sector.  Private residents in care homes pay almost 50% more for their care than their state funded neighbours in the same location receiving the same level of care. Some key points from the […]