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GDPR guidance for community pharmacies

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The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has published a series of guidance documents to assist community pharmacy contractors in attaining General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

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27 March 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Cross subsidisation in care homes – Government response

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More than half of care home places in the UK are comprised by local authority-funded residents. However, due to many factors, not least the negotiating power of local authorities and the squeeze on their finances, it is thought that local authority fees are provided near to or at cost for care home providers. Therefore, in order to make this a viable financial model, some care home providers will charge self-funding clients more than their local authority equivalents, which is known as “cross-subsidisation”.

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27 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

CQC takes a firmer approach to providers caring for people with a learning disability

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CQC is taking a firmer approach to registration for providers who support people with learning disabilities and/or autism, aiming to make sure that people with these conditions live in a service which is small-scale and within a local community. 

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