Social care blog

Welcome to the Hempsons social care blog where you will find a range of legal updates. Access our blog posts below.

December 2021

Extending mandatory COVID vaccines throughout health and social care 


September 2021

Are you prepared for new CQC inspections?


August 2021

Mandatory Covid vaccinations for staff – what do we know and what is to come?


July 2021

The Fundamental Standards – Staffing


June 2021

The Fundamental Standards – Safeguarding


May 2021

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


March 2021

Fundamental Standards of care: Enhance the lives of the people you support and impress CQC too?

The Fundamental Standards are your bible – get a copy, read them and use them!


February 2021

CQC Key lines of enquiry


January 2021

Who regulates the regulator – part two


December 2020

CQC Notifications and how to challenge a fixed penalty notice

Visiting arrangements in Care Homes  – New Guidance 2 December 2020


November 2020

Are you ready for your CQC IPC Inspection?


October 2020

Covid-19, the employer and the self-isolating member of staff


August 2020

How to get the most out of CQC inspections


July 2020

Are probationary periods working for you?


June 2020

What to consider when purchasing a care home: the legal aspects


May 2020

Consumer law update: are your residents’ contracts compliant?


April 2020

How do you know when a safeguarding matters is a ‘serious incident’ for the purposes of the charity commission?


March 2020

What exactly is the Court of Protection?


February 2020

Client Spotlight: Wilf Ward Family Trust


January 2020

CQC – who regulates the regulator?

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