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14 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Specialist Adult Care Company Changes Hands

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A South Wales-based care provider which specialises in supporting adults with autism and complex learning disabilities, has new owners. Values in Care, which was set up by managing director Geraldine Butler in 2003 to provide specialist medium-to-long term 24-hour supported …

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1 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Ashdown House Secures First Time Care Home Buyer

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The sale of Ashdown House care home based in Daventry, Northamptonshire, to Knighton Care Services Ltd was arranged by DC Care, Chandler & Co and Royds Withy King, who are all members of the Buyacarehome professional network. Ashdown House care …

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12 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

National care home group facing legal action from the CMA

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The CMA have contacted Care UK and stated that they must refund residents who were charged an upfront reported “admin” fee to avoid facing legal action.

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16 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Competition and Markets Authority publishes guidance on care contracts

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) final guidance on care contracts and consumer law obligations has been published. The guidance will, says law firm Royds Withy King, have wide-reaching implications for care homes and care providers, requiring them to review …

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29 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

CQC’s response to the CMA guidance on service user contracts

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The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) published a report on the care home market in November 2017. Its report highlighted concerns about service user contracts breaching consumer law and recommended wholesale changes to admissions processes, complaints handling and service user contracts.

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6 June 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

CMA propose sweeping changes to service user contracts

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Hazel Phillips in our Health & Social Care team provides an update on CMA guidance on how care providers should comply with consumer legislation in respect of service user contracts.

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29 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Health & Social Care team at Royds Withy King advises on two pharmacy sales

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This month (May 2018), the Health & Social Care team at Royds Withy King has helped two pharmacies – one in Bristol and one in Leicester – change hands. Hazel Phillips, partner and head of Health & Social Care team …

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10 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Royds Withy King negotiates sale of Somerset adult care businesses

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A Somerset-based company which provides residential care for adults with physical, learning and mental health disabilities, has sold its care home and homecare businesses for an undisclosed sum with help from the Health & Social Care team at law firm …

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28 February 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

CQC introduces statement of financial viability

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published updated guidance for providers on how it will assess a provider’s financial viability in the context of applications for registration.

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20 February 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Thinking of selling your pharmacy business? We give our top tips…

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When selling a pharmacy business, the key considerations for sellers are to achieve the asking price, exit quickly and cleanly and keep professional costs down.

In order to achieve this, it is vital that sellers are well-prepared with compliant and complete documentation. Our experience has shown that very often the same issues crop up resulting in delays, additional costs and opportunities for buyers to re-negotiate prices and request retentions. To increase your chances for a smooth process- plan ahead!

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25 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion, Real Estate

CMA report triggers Maria Mallaband contract change

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National provider Maria Mallaband Care Group has changed its policy on charging fees following the death of a self-funded resident. Under the new policy, fees are only charged up to the date of death.

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