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Why appeasing the CQC could lead to a catastrophe later down the line

Our lawyers have been engaged in supporting Health and Care providers with their relationships with regulators for many years. Over the last 20 years there has been a steady increase in the regularity and intensity of regulator intrusion into care provision businesses.  Whilst those businesses face many of the same challenges and operational issues as …

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Are Your Representations Against CQC Notices of Proposal Being Ignored?

At Ridouts we are frequently seeing that the CQC is automatically adopting Notices of Proposal, seemingly ignoring, or not testing the validity of, the representations submitted by Providers. In some cases the CQC is sending out Notices of Decision months after the Notice of Proposal was issued and therefore months and months, in some cases …

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CQC update on designated settings for people discharged from hospital with COVID-19

The CQC has provided an update on the care homes deemed to have the required arrangements in place which it believes are suitable to accept people that have been discharged from hospital with COVID-19. There are a little over 3,000 approved beds of this nature across the country, which is clearly positive and means that …

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Winter is Coming – Will it Bring Increased CQC Enforcement Action? As published in Caring Times

On 18 September 2020, the Government published its ‘Covid-19 Winter Plan 2020 to 2021’ setting out the national support for the adult social care sector in England to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It contains a number of support measures and is accompanied by a welcome commitment to provide over £500million of additional funding …

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CQC’s new Registering the Right Support Guidance published

CQC’s new Registering the Right Support Guidance has been published today called “Right support, right care, right culture”. It outlines three key factors that #CQC expects providers to consider if they want to care for autistic people and/or people with a learning disability: The model of care and setting should maximise people’s choice, control and …

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Report recommends significant shake up to CQC inspections and policies on registration of services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism

The CQC yesterday published the Report it commissioned in summer 2019, in response to the Whorlton Hall scandal. Professor Glynis Murphy’s report makes very interesting reading, but disappointingly is it a little lack-lustre in identifying where the CQC might have done things better. The Report does accept “in hindsight” that things could have been done …

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CQC’s update to Registering the right support guidance: more work to be done

As we have recently reported, the CQC are engaged in a project of reviewing and updating their guidance for providers of health and care services to people with learning disabilities and autism. The previous guidance, entitled Registering the Right Support (RTRS) was issued by the CQC under its statutory powers to issue formal guidance to …

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