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

Care Management Group Limited v CQC: Size limits for learning disability care homes and the law of unintended consequences

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In June and July, the First Tier Tribunal heard an appeal brought by Care Management Group Limited (CMG). At issue was CQC’s refusal to allow CMG to extend the registration of a care home for people with learning disabilities from 7 beds to 10. The Tribunal held that CQC’s refusal of the provider’s application was correct.

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16 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Important changes to the Provider Information Return (PIR)

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Along with the introduction of the new KLOEs this November, changes are afoot for the PIR.

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22 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

A new partner for Royds Withy King’s Health & Social Care team

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A lawyer with extensive experience of the health and social care sector has joined Royds Withy King as a partner. Mei-Ling Huang has joined our Health & Social Care team from Burroughs Day in Bristol, bringing with her a long …

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