Paul Ridout

Letters of Intent – A serious threat from the CQC – as published in Caring Times

Over the past 2 to 3 years we have witnessed an increasing distaste from the CQC for any form of challenge to their decisions in relation to care services.  Added to this the CQC have shown a strong preference to follow registration and enforcement action based on their own devised practices and procedures rather than …

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Ridouts partners with Suffolk Association of Independent Care Providers

Ridouts is delighted to partner with Suffolk Association of Independent Care Providers, an esteemed champion for the sector. SAICP ensures the voices of independent care providers in Suffolk are heard and provides its members with access to relevant and helpful resources. Ridouts provide legal, operational and strategic advice to providers who are faced with matters …

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Let’s keep regulators and Tribunals to their correct remit

Over recent years we have seen the growth of statutory tribunals with panels comprised of a legally qualified chairperson and selected experts to determine a variety of a specialised issues. It is not clear whether this is born from a desire to relieve mainstream courts of workload, or to speed dispute resolution in specialised cases, …

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Boris Johnson attempts to shift the blame for coronavirus deaths onto care homes – a comment

Boris Johnson’s reported comments on care homes are a disgrace. It is clear that neither he nor his Government nor the relevant Civil Service have a clue as to how care homes operate and the challenges they face. Care homes have had to make tough and unpopular decisions to protect and support their residents and …

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