All providers will (we hope) be familiar with safeguarding referrals. These need to be made to the relevant safeguarding authority when certain incidents, events, or
It has been an unforgettable few months for all of us. The profile of our world has changed forever and we have quickly adapted to
There appears to be a buzz phrase going round CQC at the moment. At the May 2020 CQC Board meeting “crossing the threshold” was said
Whilst the majority of CQC inspections have been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, this will not remain the case forever. When inspections re-start
Local Authorities provided with the ability to relax adherence to their duties under the Care Act 2014
The Government has provided Local Authorities with the ability to relax their adherence to certain duties such as to conduct care assessments; determine eligibility for
It often feels that Providers have limited opportunities to have their say and defend their corner against the CQC. It can appear that the system
Ridout Report – February 2020 – CQC’s new draft Registering the Right Support guidance – A missed opportunity for clarity and yet another consultation blunder?
In May 2019, CQC announced that there was to be a review of its Registering the Right Support guidance “to ensure that its principles are
It’s going to be a year of change and development in the health and social care sector. So what should providers look out for and
With a new Conservative government led by Boris Johnson, what lies ahead for the health and social care sector? Pre-election, the Conservative Party’s number one
Ridout Report- Election Special December 2019- What do the political parties have to offer social care in the General election?
The election is around the corner and the social care sector has been given manifesto-shaped presents in advance of the festive season. But what is
On 1 October 2019, the new ‘Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019’ (the “2019 Regulations”) came into force. The rules set out much needed clarity regarding