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RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 21 Jul 2021

Care Quality Commission publishes statistics on death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes

The CQC publishes a range of data intended to provide insights into the standard of services provided by those organisations which it regulates. That…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 9 Jun 2021

What can we expect from the CQC’s new strategy for the changing world of health and social care?

On 27 May 2021, the Care Quality Commission (the “CQC”) launched its new strategy which 'champions regulation driven by people's experiences of care'…
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TQ Legal | United Kingdom | 6 May 2021

Understanding CQC Prosecutions

In April 2021, the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust pleaded guilty to Failing to provide safe care and treatment to a newborn baby…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 22 Mar 2021

The Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) updates its guidance on meeting the duty of candour - but what’s new?

The CQC has announced updated guidance for providers on Regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 16 Mar 2021

CQC and EHRC publish new memorandum of understanding agreement

On 09 March 2021, the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) and Equality and Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”) published a new Memorandum of Understanding…
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Burges Salmon LLP | United Kingdom | 26 Nov 2020

The CQC has published its annual report for 2019/20

The Care Quality Commission ('CQC') has published its annual report for 2019/20. The report looks at four key areas: the quality of care before the…
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RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 19 Nov 2020

Health and Care sector fines update

A care home operated by the Catholic Church in Dundee was fined £40,000 in a prosecution by the HSE as a result of an elderly man…
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RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 23 Oct 2020

HSE to commence spot checks of care homes

The HSE has explained that its programme of spot checks has been extended to include care homes, ‘a spot check is a phone call to review the measures…
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RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 12 Oct 2020

Right support, right care, right culture - CQC guidance for autism and learning disability

On 8 October 2020 the Care Quality Commission (the ‘CQC’) published the revised ‘Registering the Right Support’ guidance which is now called Right…
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RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 25 Sep 2020

Duty of candour - first prosecution brought by the CQC for breach

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has been fined £1600, and ordered to pay £10,845.83 in costs and a victim surcharge of £120 following the…
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