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  
May 18

UK care sector on brink of failure due to sleep in payments crisis, new survey reveals today

A new survey released on the 8 May 2018, reveals that the viability of nearly 70% of the care sector is threatened by the sleep-in pay crisis. To read the report click here
May 11

Councils cannot cap personal budgets under Care Act, Ombudsman warns

Councils cannot set maximum budget levels when calculating the cost of people’s care, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has said following an investigation into a council that had a policy of placing people into bands, and paying in line with those banding levels, regardless of need.
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 […]