Apr 18

CQC Issues report after a review of the Mental Health Act

CQC issues report after a  review of the Mental Health Act This report sets out the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) activity and findings from their engagement with people subject to the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and review of services registered to assess, treat and care for people detained using the MHA. The report finds there […]
Mar 21

CQC briefing – New CQC guidance on assessing the financial viability of providers applying for registration

The CQC has issued guidance to assess the financial viability of new providers that apply for registration. Providers will have to provide a letter of financial viability which must be produced by the bank or a suitably qualified accountant. To find out more please click here  
Mar 09

Department of Health and Social Care Issues Pressure Ulcer Safeguarding Protocol

The new guidance is designed to assist practitioners and managers  across health and care organisations to provide caring, speedy and appropriate responses to individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers To read or download the guidance please click here
Feb 19

New Spring/Summer 2018 CQC Workshop Schedule Published

Our long awaited Spring and Summer workshop schedule has now been published. Our NEW strategic workshop is proving very popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment. You can book using the electronic calendar on this website or you can email us at or call 01305 767104. MARCH 2018  Tuesday 6th – Bury St Edmunds Thursday 8th […]
Jan 26

DHSC Issues Pressure Sore Protocol

The Department for Health and Social Care has issued a new protocol for managing pressure ulcers. The focus is very much on prevention! To read the guidance please click here
Jan 05

W&P Launches its First ever sets of Scottish Policies and Procedures

After a year of research and development, W&P has produced its first suite of Scottish Policies and Procedures. Developed in partnership with Scottish care providers, our Policies are fully compliant with the Care Inspectorate Standards. They have been designed with the end user in mind to ensure they are practical working documents that can be […]
Jan 02

Requlated Qualification Framework (RQF) has now replaced the QCF

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS!   On the 1st January 2018 the RQF (Regulated Qualification Framework) replaced the QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework). Skills for Care have issued a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to help staff and providers. Please CLICK HERE for more information
Dec 15

National Minimum Wage implications of sleep-in shifts

This is a must read for all providers that have paid a fixed rate for sleep in shifts in the past Please click here for more information
Dec 08

CQC Issues Guidance on DBS Checks

The regulator issues useful guidance for providers. To read or download the document please click here  
Nov 20