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

Government announces 7 pillars of social care

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In his first speech since taking responsibility for social care reform at the start of the year, Jeremy Hunt has outlined the 7 key principles that will guide the Government’s thinking ahead of the social care Green Paper which is to be published later in 2018.
In this blog, we examine the principles and what these might look like for social care providers.

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23 February 2018 0 Comments Posted in News

Royds Withy King runners gear up for the Bath Half for charity

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Royds Withy King run the Bath Half

A team of 18 solicitors and staff from the Bath offices of Royds Withy King are preparing to run the Bath Half marathon – and  have launched a light-hearted video to help raise awareness and money for their chosen charity,  Bath Mind.

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15 February 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, News

Former Arsenal shareholder brings negligence claim against law firm over shares sale

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Nina Bracewell-Smith has filed a claim for £11.6 million for professional negligence against law firm Linklaters LLP and accountants Deloitte. She alleges the firms neglected to advise her of the tax liabilities she would incur for selling her Arsenal shares to US businessman, Stan Kroenke.

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1 February 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Care home loses legal battle with CQC to prevent publication of inspection report

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The court has denied an application by a care home who tried to prevent CQC from publishing an inspection report on the basis that it would be unsettling for residents and could be damaging to the provider’s business.

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

CQC steps up criminal prosecutions

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In April 2015 CQC assumed responsibility for prosecuting providers for all health and safety related incidents, taking over from the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities. Nicola Cutler and Mei-Ling Huang in our Health & Social Care team explore cases to date and explain what providers should consider when facing a criminal investigation.

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

Getting ready for CQC changes

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Looking ahead

Following on from my article in June, CQC has now published its response to the second round of consultation on its proposals for reforming the adult social care regulation.

As a result of the consultation, changes to the inspection regime will be implemented over the coming months, starting from 1 November 2017.

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13 July 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care

CQC report on the state of adult social care – what do the findings show?

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Since CQC rolled out its new inspection framework in 2014 it has inspected all 24,000 registered adult social care services. To mark the first complete round of inspections it has published a comprehensive report summarising the results and lessons learnt. We look at the findings, CQC’s areas of focus, and what care providers need to know.

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22 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Phase 1 of the CQC consultation: changes providers need to know about

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Next phase

Following on from our article in March which looked at CQC’s next stage of regulation, Nicola Cutler considers the feedback that providers have given to the first round of consultation and offers some practical guidance about what has changed as a result.

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12 April 2017 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Spotlight on care home performance

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The social care sector is rarely out of the headlines and this week more column inches have been dedicated to a new report on care home performance, carried out by the charity Independent Age. It analyses published CQC data on care homes rated under the relatively new Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate inspection system.

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6 April 2017 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Where do you stand with major shake up in insolvency legislation?

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Today marks a new dawn for insolvency legislation with the implementation of the new Insolvency Rules 2016 (“IR 2016”) which impacts on all forms of insolvency. The IR 2016 aim to consolidate over 20 pieces of legislation, repealing the existing Rules and sitting alongside the Insolvency Act 1986.

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6 March 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Royds Withy King in the running for the Bath Half

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Solicitors and support staff from Royds Withy King are preparing to run the Bath Half Marathon to raise money for Dorothy House Hospice for the second time.

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20 February 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Royds Withy King makes a difference in Ghana

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Making a difference in Ghana

Remote communities in Ghana are making good use of our branded clothing and blankets thanks to the inspiring work of UK charity, Action Through Enterprise (ATE). We donated our Withy King branded merchandise, including clothing, blankets, umbrellas, pens, paper and mugs, …

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