01Aug 2018
The RIdout Report. LeafPatern

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled that legal permission to withdraw treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state will no longer be necessary. The effect of the ruling means that, when families and doctors agree, it will now be easier for medical staff to withdraw food and liquid from patients without having to […]

17Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. RedMarble

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has become the regulator in law for nursing associates – the new health and care role designed to bridge the gap between unregulated health care assistants and registered nurses. In 2015, Health Education England’s Shape of Caring review , identified a gap in skills and knowledge between health care assistants and […]

16Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. GreenFlower

The largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, Care England, has responded to the Competition and Market Authority’s consultation document on draft advice on consumer law for care home providers. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England has said:- “Unfortunately the CMA has limited the scope of its draft guidance […]

16Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. Windy Dandelions.

Ofsted’s annual report has revealed an increasing number of complaints are being upheld than they were previously. In terms of statistics, between 2017 and 2018, 20% of complaints were either upheld or partially upheld at the second stage of Ofsted’s complaints procedure, compared to 17% between 2016 and 2017. With regards to complaints reaching the […]

13Jul 2018
The RIdout Report. Spiderweb

As David Behan prepares to depart his position as Chief Executive of the CQC this is a good opportunity to consider the impact that he has had on the health and social care sector. Having inherited an organisation on the brink of destruction, thanks to the mismanagement of Cynthia Bower and the effects of the […]