The Ridout Report

Ridout Report – 2020 Vision: What’s on the horizon for health and social care providers?

It’s going to be a year of change and development in the health and social care sector. So what should providers look out for and how will these changes impact their businesses? CQC report on restraint and segregation In May 2019 CQC published its interim report on the review of restraint, seclusion and segregation across …

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Ridout Report – December 2019 – The health and social care sector under a Conservative Government

With a new Conservative government led by Boris Johnson, what lies ahead for the health and social care sector? Pre-election, the Conservative Party’s number one guarantee was “extra funding for the NHS”. Expectations are high as not only have the Conservatives pledged £34 billion per year in additional funding for the NHS, they have vowed …

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Ridout Report- Election Special December 2019- What do the political parties have to offer social care in the General election?

The election is around the corner and the social care sector has been given manifesto-shaped presents in advance of the festive season. But what is contained in these presents for the sector… Conservative manifesto on ‘Getting Brexit Done’ The Conservatives pledge to create a cross party consensus on how to solve the country’s problems relating …

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Ridout Report – November 2019 -Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019

On 1 October 2019, the new ‘Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019’ (the “2019 Regulations”) came into force.  The rules set out much needed clarity regarding the circumstances in which doctors are required to report a death to a coroner. The background that led to the introduction of the Regulations In his Report to the Lord …

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The Ridout Report – September 2019 – CQC on restraint, seclusion and segregation – what does this mean for providers?

This Ridout Report considers CQC’s review of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation in services providing care for people with learning disabilities and or/autism and mental health problems. Phase 1 of the review started in December 2018 and during this phase CQC considered whether and how restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation are being used in child …

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The Ridout Report – July 2019 – Is an increase of prosecution powers a reflection of the state of care?

Ian Trenholm, the Chief Executive of CQC, seems to have kept to his word about increasing the use of CQC’s prosecution powers. CQC’s annual report, published on 23 July 2019 shows statistics covering various types of enforcement such as cautions and warning notices to penalty notices and prosecutions. The statistics show a sharp rise in …

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Ridout Report – June 2019 – It’s one rule for you and one rule for CQC. Does CQC deserve respect when it has double standards?

I recently saw a post on LinkedIn that said “Who is actually holding the Care Quality Commission to account”.  It’s a good question.  Sadly it often falls to Providers to challenge and question CQC, both its actions and its judgments. Challenge usually, but not always, accompanies a rating of Requires Improvement or Inadequate.  As of …

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Ridout Report – May 2019 – Registering the Right Support Revisited. CQC announces plans to change its controversial LD Registration guidance

CQC has announced that there is to be a review of the Registering the Right Support guidance “to ensure that its principles are clear and its aims are achieved.” This is welcome news for the sector and will hopefully lead to increased clarity for all concerned. However, it will be too little too late for …

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Ridout Report – April 2019 – CQC’s new FAC process revealed – what does it achieve?

Last week saw the publication of CQC’s ‘new’ factual accuracy comments (“FAC”) process for draft inspection reports.  In last month’s Ridout Report Jenny Wilde discussed the potential consequences of the proposed changes.  As we now know what CQC has decided, this Ridout Report discusses what changes have been made and how these may impact a …

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The Ridout Report – May 2019 – The CQC wants to become more efficient – but will this be at the Provider’s expense?

There have been significant changes at the top tier of the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) in recent months.  Ian Trenholm took over as Chief Executive in July 2018 and Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, departed in January 2019. She has been replaced by Debbie Westhead on an interim basis until Kate Terroni …

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