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 […]

06Sep 2018
The RIdout Report. Flower.

CQC inspections have, for years, been considered a “snap-shot” of a home/location on the day of the inspection.  CQC rock up, take a view of what they find, and then write a report and make a judgment on an appropriate rating. When challenging inspection report findings and ratings, sometimes our clients will provide us with evidence […]

06Sep 2018
The RIdout Report. Windy Dandelions.

On 24 August 2018 the HSJ wrote: The care quality watchdog has won an appeal to stop a private care provider increasing the number of beds for people with learning disabilities. The tribunal ruling has sparked fears that investors will not want to expand or set up units for fear of them being refused registration […]