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
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
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
The Ridout Report – September 2019 – CQC on restraint, seclusion and segregation – what does this mean for providers?
This Ridout Report considers CQC’s review of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation in services providing care for people with learning disabilities and or/autism and mental
The Ridout Report – July 2019 – Is an increase of prosecution powers a reflection of the state of care?
Ian Trenholm, the Chief Executive of CQC, seems to have kept to his word about increasing the use of CQC’s prosecution powers. CQC’s annual report,
Ridout Report – June 2019 – It’s one rule for you and one rule for CQC. Does CQC deserve respect when it has double standards?
I recently saw a post on LinkedIn that said “Who is actually holding the Care Quality Commission to account”. It’s a good question. Sadly it
Ridout Report – May 2019 – Registering the Right Support Revisited. CQC announces plans to change its controversial LD Registration guidance
CQC has announced that there is to be a review of the Registering the Right Support guidance “to ensure that its principles are clear and