08Jan 2019
The RIdout Report. Windy Dandelions.

Yesterday the Prime Minister and Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, uncovered the long-term NHS plan. This is a ten year plan which outlines how the extra £20 billion funding for the NHS will be spent. The plan aims to save 500,000 lives with a focus more on prevention and early detection. Better access […]

04Jan 2019
The RIdout Report. RedMarble

2018 has seen substantial reform and parliamentary time for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) legislation, much to the surprise of people who thought this would not be the case. But these developments have not come without opposition. In July we saw the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill introduced. This bill abolished the Deprivation of Liberty […]

20Dec 2018
Regulatory Due Diligence. Butterfly Wings

Labour’s attempts to get the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill thrown out was defeated yesterday through the greater numbers of Conservative and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) members, which allowed the Bill to pass its second reading in the Commons. It will now be scrutinised in detail by a committee of MPs. Labour attempted to get the […]

20Dec 2018
The RIdout Report. GreenLeafSwirl

According to new immigration proposals, ‘low skilled’ care workers from the EU will lose the automatic right to work in the UK’s care sector post Brexit but they could apply for short-term visas lasting a year. The government White Paper on immigration states:- ‘This route will allow people to come for a maximum of 12 […]

17Dec 2018
The RIdout Report. Flower.

CQC’s chief executive, Ian Trenholm announced his intention to bring more prosecutions of health and social care providers for breaches of the fundamental standards.  The numbers mooted at the time of that interview in early November 2018 were interpreted by some as alarming and certainly headline grabbing within the sector:  Potential prosecutions of 161 adult […]