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Care providers can influence fair fee rates – Seize the opportunity

The Department of Health and Social Care (“DHSC”) published statutory guidance on 24 March 2022. Local Authorities (“LAs”) are required to report to DHSC on cost of care exercises for 65 years plus care homes and 18 plus domiciliary care together with a Market Sustainability plan and details of how they have spent the new …

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An Update in Relation to the Implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards

In due course, the Liberty Protection Safeguards (“LPS”), introduced under Schedule 1 to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 (“MC(A)A 2019”) will replace the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DoLS”) set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005. However, before this happens there are a few hurdles to cross, as detailed below. On 10 March …

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CQC’s statement on DHSC guidance regarding visits to care homes

On 10 February 2022, the CQC published a statement in response to the guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care (“DHSC”) which lifts visiting restrictions in care homes. In the statement, the CQC explained that its expectation remains that care homes follow the latest Government guidance which is now to ensure that …

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