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9 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care

Protecting healthcare from the legal ramifications of Covid-19

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The Coronavirus has challenged us like nothing before and the operational strain is more than anyone should have to bear. Unfortunately, the legal reverberations from this pandemic could go on for some time, even after we have controlled the spread of the virus.

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29 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Board briefing: looking ahead to mitigate risk

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Board Briefing for social care businesses

Despite the ongoing frontline challenges, you will need to look ahead, anticipate the next set of challenges and put appropriate measures in place to protect your organisation.

Our Health & Social Care team has prepared a Briefing for Boards, CEOs and in-house counsel in the social care sector to help you identify risks that may lie ahead and deal with them appropriately to minimise the impact.

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28 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

MPs and commentators misguided to call for care home residents to be moved into hospitals

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The Care Association Alliance, a professional body that represents 38 regional Care Associations who between them represent thousands of care services across the UK, have today issued this statement in response to MPs, notably Shadow Heath Secretary Jonathan Ashworth MP, calling for care residents to be moved from their homes into hospital environments.

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27 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

The new MCA and DoLS guidance: what care providers need to know during the coronavirus pandemic

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On 9 April 2020, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published new Guidance for care homes and hospitals entitled: “Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic”.

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8 April 2020 1 Comment Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

The Coronavirus Act 2020 is now law: what do care providers need to know?

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This emergency legislation was pushed through in record time to allow the country to deal with this crisis quickly. Much of the Act paves the way for local authorities, CCGs, the NHS and HMRC 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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