Oliver Brown

How Staffing Levels And Satisfaction Can Affect Your CQC Rating

Growing Levels Of Dissatisfaction Levels Among Medical Professionals And How This Can Negatively Affect Your Inspection Rating As A GP Provider On 23 June 2023, the General Medical Council (“GMC”) published a report examining the experiences of medical professionals in the UK throughout the years 2022-2023. The report titled ‘The state of medical education and …

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The Government launches consultation regarding the regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures

What is the consultation? The popularity of non-surgical cosmetic procedures has been growing in recent years. The cosmetic and personal care sector is a major contributor to the UK economy with a total GDP contribution of £24.5 billion and tax contributions of £6.8 billion in 2022. The Government is currently consulting on whether a licensing …

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The Emergence Of Fee Disputes Between Care Home Providers And Local Authorities

Ridouts has seen an emergence of fee disputes between care home providers and local authorities in recent times. These disputes are arising out of the Care Act 2014 in respect of financial needs assessments or annual fee increases, where the local authority (“LA”) has refused to pay. Disputes particularly centre around the aspect of “financial …

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Ofsted says inspection not to blame for headteacher’s death

On 8 January 2023, Ruth Perry, the headteacher of Caversham Primary School in Reading, took her own life after being told that the school had been downgraded from Outstanding to Inadequate following an Ofsted inspection. Ms Perry’s family has previously blamed the Ofsted inspection for her death, and they are calling for an inquiry into …

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Doctors are set to take legal action against GMC over ‘inaction’ on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

On 5 June 2023, a group of doctors, including some General Practitioners, have begun legal proceedings against the General Medical Council (“GMC”) over what they say is a failure to act on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. Why are they taking legal action? The doctors are specifically concerned about the social media posts of Dr Aseem Malhotra, …

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