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Ridouts partners with the National Care Association

Ridouts is delighted to announce that it has partnered with the National Care Association.  With the social care sector facing increasing pressures to provide high quality care on ever decreasing resources, there are challenging times ahead for the sector.  With the NCA being a strong and influential voice of the sector it represents and Ridouts …

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The general election looms: can we expect a flurry of CQC activity afterwards?

The CQC have been pretty quiet for a few weeks. This isn’t surprising given that they have to respect the “election period” which puts restrictions on what public bodies can publish and announce. The “election period” has run since 0.01am on 6 November 2019 and will run until after the general election later this week. …

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CQC criticised: “A regulator which gets it wrong is worse than no regulator at all”

The House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights published its second report earlier this month. The report is critical of the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) and highly critical of the current state of health and social care services for children with learning difficulties and autism. The report proposes a number of recommendations to improve …

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CQC publishes new Supporting Information on “closed cultures”

The CQC published new Supporting Information for CQC staff earlier this month, entitled “Identifying and responding to closed cultures”. As part of a wider, ongoing review into the use of restrictive intervention, the CQC has identified concerns about the use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with mental health problems, a learning disability …

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Department of Health and Social Care issues update on EU exit plan on 31 October 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care wrote to all adult social care providers to detail the steps that the Government has been taking in working collaboratively with all involved in the delivery of adult social care to ensure that contingency plans are in place for both medical and non-medical supplies irrespective of the political …

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