Nov 30

STOP PRESS forthcoming Green Paper (England) on Social Care

This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at the forthcoming Green Paper on social care for adults. In the March 2017 Budget, the Conservative Government said that it would publish a Green Paper on social care, in order to allow a public consultation to be held. This followed the decision in July 2015 to […]
Nov 15

Care and support statutory guidance

Statutory guidance Care and support statutory guidance Updated 26 October 2018 The Government has issued a fully updated version of the Care and Support Statutory Guidance. This fully reflects changes in Government priorities and recent case law, which should be of interest to all those involved in the Adult Care Sector. Remember this guidance is […]
Sep 24

The Future of Adult Social Care Green Paper Published

Throughout this green paper the Government poses a series of consultation questions and would welcome your views on all those that are important to you. The consultation will run from 31 July to 26 September (submission entry will close at midnight) . Once the consultation closes they will analyse all responses and publish a response in the […]
Sep 03

CQC Working with 7 other regulators on emerging concerns

CQC have joined 7 other health and social care regulators, signing an agreement to share concerns more effectively, meaning better, safer care for everyone. To Find Our More please click here
Aug 17

GDPR and Criminal Offence Data for Employment

Briefing paper highlights the issues of when and how criminal record data should be processed and used for employment purposes. There no guidance yet from the ICO but this paper brings some very interesting points which providers should be aware of. Please click here to read the paper  
Aug 09

Is this the end of Dols?

  The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill is travelling at pace through parliament, so could this be the end of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding as we know it? Let’s hope so, because the current system is over complicated and has placed huge amounts pressure on Local Authorities who struggle to process the burgeoning number of referrals […]
Jul 27

Draft Dols Amendments Published

The Department for Health & Social Care publishes draft Deprivation of Liberty amendment bill. To view the bill please click here    
Jul 09
Jun 18

CCGs review NHS Continuing Healthcare policies after legal threat from watchdog

Thirteen NHS clinical commissioning groups have agreed to review their NHS Continuing Healthcare policies following the threat of legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission To read the full article please click here  
Jun 04

Competition & Markets Authority issues draft charging guidance for Care Homes

Following the consultation document issued in January 2018, The CMA has issued guidance to Care Home Providers on charging policy after the residents death. This is important guidance as failure to follow it could result in prosecution. To read or download the guidance please click here