17Sep 2018
Our Case Studies. Red honey comb

Recently we have noticed an increase in CQC’s use of urgent enforcement action. Providers need to be aware that when CQC use these powers stakeholders will be expected to act quickly to remove service users if the decision is made to close the home. Questions arise as to whether CQC really consider the vulnerable state […]

14Sep 2018
The RIdout Report. GreenLeafSwirl

New research has found that a shortage of UK nurses, lack of government funding and a winter crisis has put extraordinary levels of pressure on the NHS. Concerns are mounting for winter 2018 as once again the most critical issues revolve around funding and workforce related themes. The uncertainty surrounding Brexit also adds to the […]

28Aug 2018
The RIdout Report. Ice Frozen

Following the handling of the case involving Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, medics have called for the head of the General Medical Council (GMC) to stand down. Dr Bawa-Barba has won her bid to be reinstated over the death of six year old Jack Adcock in 2011. Medics have been angered by the case due to the […]

17Aug 2018
The RIdout Report. Spiderweb

Both children’s and adults’ social services will be affected by Northamptonshire County Council’s decision to approve “radical cuts” to authority spending. Spending on learning difficulties in adults’ services will be decreased and there will be more scrutiny with the number of referrals and numbers within the children’s care systems. Despite this, safeguarding vulnerable children and […]