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25 March 2020 1 Comment Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

The Government has now published the Coronavirus Bill and it’s making its way through Parliament.

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This emergency legislation is being pushed through in record time to allow the country to deal with this crisis as quickly as possible. Much of the Bill paves the way for various bodies, such as HMRC and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, to put emergency measures in place.

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18 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

‘Coronavirus Bill’ and your care business: what to look out for in the emergency legislation

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On 17 March, Health Secretary Matt Hancock unveiled details of emergency legislation to be presented as a bill to the House of Commons within the next week – the ‘Coronavirus Bill’.

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6 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care

What will 2020 hold for care providers?

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2019 has been a tumultuous year for social care providers, culminating in a heated general election campaign. Care providers will be looking to government for clarity and security in 2020, says the dedicated Social Care team at law firm Royds Withy King.

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31 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

CQC continues to pressure providers and managers just two days after draft inspection reports published

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Earlier this year, there were reports that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) were deploying practices to further frustrate the review of draft inspection reports. It seems that the problem persists. Mei-Ling Huang, partner in our specialist Health & Social Care team, explains:

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21 October 2019 2 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

The CQC State of Care report 2018/19: a quick-fire summary with commentary

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CQC have released their report on the state of care for 2018/19. Our Health & Social Care team bring you the summary and their comments on the key findings of the report including issues such as quality, funding, workforce, technology, innovation and capacity.

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29 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Events

Grey Matters: Managing risk and compliance – how GCs can become a trusted business adviser

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23 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

What will Prime Minister Boris mean for adult social care?

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Boris Johnson has taken the keys to Number 10 as the country’s new Prime Minister. But what will his premiership mean for adult social care?

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3 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Funding care of elderly the new political battle ground – comment from law firm Royds Withy King

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The Conservative Party has set out proposals for the future funding of the elderly. At the heart of its proposals is an increase in National Insurance payments for the over 50s and the option for wealthy homeowners to pay voluntary contributions for those wishing to secure better care should they want it.

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8 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Factual accuracy update: CQC rows back from imposing a 50-word limit on factual accuracy checks

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We recently reported that CQC were about to impose a severely restricted word limit on the factual accuracy process. They had not previously announced this change publicly but had posted a new factual accuracy form on line. They admitted (when asked) that they were about to impose the word limit.

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18 March 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

“Factual accuracy by Twitter”: CQC implements a word limit and pre-emptive phone calls to managers to discourage challenges to inspection reports

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CQC is imposing a new 325 character limit on factual corrections to draft inspection reports. This means that for every point you wish to contest, you will have to explain your correction in approximately 50 words. To illustrate the new brevity required, in this article, the fiftieth word would be here.

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29 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

CQC considers regulation of dental practices in the well-led domain.

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While the workings of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) can seem like a mystery to many dental professionals, understanding how CQC works will help your service shine during its inspection.

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

CQC’s annual State of Care report for 2017/18 has been published

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CQC have focused on five factors that affect the sustainability of care:

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