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CQC Hot Topic – Providers Under Scrutiny for Staffing Records

Over recent months we have noticed an increase in Providers being criticised by the CQC in relation to compliance with regulatory requirements related to staff recruitment records. This can lead to regulatory breaches being referenced in inspection reports which can limit a Provider’s CQC rating. What do the Regulations say? Regulation 19 of the Health …

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The Two Biggest Challenges for Social Care Providers

In my 13 years at Ridouts there isn’t much I haven’t seen in terms of regulatory and operational challenges in the health and social care sector. CQC enforcement action, opaque and seemingly never-ending safeguarding investigations and difficult contractual negotiations with local authorities are just a few of the issues that we unpick day to day. …

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Calls for the Government to Reinstate the Infection Control Fund

Care Provider Alliance (“CPA”) and UNISON have written to Health Secretary Sajid Javid urging the Government to reinstate the Infection Control Fund (“ICF”). The £1.75 billion fund, which allowed health and social care providers to continue to pay staff full wages while they were off due to COVID-19 isolation, was terminated on 1 April 2022. …

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