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 […]

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 […]

07Dec 2018
Our Staff. Red cell structure image

The Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR) has said a shortfall is due in social care staff due to Brexit and recruitment/pay issues. A drop of nearly 400,000 social care staff is expected. The report highlights the main issues as stemming from underfunding of social care and social care workers being paid less than […]