05Nov 2018
The Ridout Report. Green swirl grass image.

Last autumn CQC published Equally Outstanding, a resource which shows how a focus on equality and human rights can improve care quality, even in times of financial restraint. A year on, CQC have updated the publication with a new e-learning module, extra case studies from outstanding providers and an updated pdf version based on feedback. […]

24Oct 2018
The RIdout Report. GreenFlower

Following complaints from relatives about end of life care in homes, CQC have told the BBC that every nursing home needed to be capable of supporting people at the end of their lives. Andrew Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care for the CQC, has said:- “Nursing homes are where we see the greatest struggles […]

24Oct 2018
The RIdout Report. TreeStump

In August this year I wrote of my growing concern about the CQC’s rigid approach to registration of services for people with learning disabilities/autism. (https://www.ridout-law.com/ridout-report-august-2018-not-registering-the-right-support/) My concerns were around the CQC’s apparent failure to properly exercise its discretion when applying the Registering the Right Support guidance to registration applications. The experience of many of our […]

22Oct 2018
Our Clients. Red cell structure image

Concerns have been expressed by care providers about the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, currently going through parliament. Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, has expressed the sectors’ main concerns. They feel the government is not working with them in “shifting responsibilities” to care home managers that are a “clear conflict of interest”. The CQC’s […]

22Oct 2018
The RIdout Report. Spiderweb

The CQC has set out proposals for a new factual accuracy process and has invited providers of health and social care providers to comment on suggested changes. In August this year CQC asked for views on ways they can improve their factual accuracy process. In response to these views, which included making the process digital […]