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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  
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