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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 27 Jul 2020

How to get the best out of a CQC inspection

CQC has recently published guidance on “How to get the most out of inspection”. This includes commentary on what good inspection looks and feels like…

Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Mar 2020

Getting safer faster - improving maternity services

The government has set a target of halving the rates of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths, and brain injuries associated with delivery, by…

CMP | United Kingdom | 9 Mar 2020

Speak up, then watch your back

Telling employees it’s safe to become a whistleblower - because we’re living a world where your organisation now has processes to support you -…

RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 18 Feb 2020

Spotting a ‘closed culture’ - CQC inspections

The Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) has produced guidance (‘Guidance’) for their inspection teams and Mental Health Act reviewers to assist them in…

RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 10 Feb 2020

Children’s homes and healthcare: Registration issues

In December 2019 guidance was published to clarify arrangements for: Children’s homes which provide healthcare Children’s healthcare settings, if the…
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