Criminal prosecutions can arise from regulatory or criminal breaches. Health and social care providers may face action from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) or the police.
Successful prosecutions can lead to substantial fines, sometimes imprisonment (including those in management positions) and, whether successful or not, reputational damage can occur.
Prosecutions or threats of prosecution can have a knock on effect, and affect stakeholder relationships and future regulation.
Being faced with a prosecution can be highly stressful, disruptive and confusing. Careful steps must be taken to ensure the Trust’s case is put forward clearly and robustly.
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