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The CMA’s case against Care UK to be heard in July

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued its final guidance on consumer law advice for care providers back in November 2018.

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Care Providers: are you using the Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit?

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Care Providers: are you using the Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit?

Fran Tremeer explains why even social care providers not providing care under the NHS Standard Contract ought to comply with the DSP Toolkit.

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What’s occurring? Key employment law changes in 2020

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Our Health & Social Care team brings you an overview of the key employment law changes in 2020. The legal developments to keep on your radar are:

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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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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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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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Knowledge of disability – is it safe to rely on OH reports?

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When managing staff sickness absence it is essential that you consider whether the worker has a disability. Failing to do so could create significant risk of a disability discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010.

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National care provider faces a potential multi-million pound liability in respect of consumer law breaches.

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Barchester Healthcare Limited (Barchester) is potentially facing a £12 million liability in respect of their residents’ contracts breaching consumer law.

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Tackling Subject Access Requests from staff – top tips for employers

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Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018, we have experienced a considerable rise in the number of Subject Access Requests (SAR) made to our employer clients. Requests can be burdensome, time-consuming and costly to deal with but there are some practical ways to minimise these problems.

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Care home prosecutions continue to rise

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In April 2015, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assumed responsibility for prosecuting providers for all health and safety related incidents. Four years on, we take a look at the situation, examine the trends and analyse the sanctions CQC has been applying.

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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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Tackling Subject Access Requests from staff – top tips for employers

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Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018, we have experienced a considerable rise in the number of Subject Access Requests (SAR) made to our employer clients. Requests can be burdensome, time-consuming and costly to deal with but there are some practical ways to minimise these problems.

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