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The Fundamental Standards, Regulation 12: Safe Care & Treatment – Are you compliant?

As part of our series of articles addressing the Fundamental Standards and how you need to ensure your service meets those standards, here we consider Regulation 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Safe Care & Treatment (“the Regulation”). It is important to note that the Fundamental Standards are a set of regulations. Each regulation is not entirely divisible from the other. For example, if you are not compliant with Regulation 18 (Staffing) and 19 (Fit and proper persons employed) it is unlikely you will be able to demonstrate compliance with Regulation 12(c).

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Who regulates the regulator – part two

In January 2020, we saw troubling reports of flawed reporting processes, with the CQC retracting a not insignificant number of reports due to duplication, necessitating re-inspections to enable providers to have confidence in the CQC’s ratings and findings.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – Considerations for providers

An LPA is a legal document registered with the Office of the Public Guardian, which names another (an ‘attorney’) to make best interest decisions on their behalf (‘the donor’).  Anyone who currently has capacity can appoint an attorney to make decisions on their behalf, should they lose the capacity to do so themselves in the future.

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