Social care blog

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

February 2024

Addressing COVID-19 challenges in social care: legal insights and best practices

The Government’s new five-point package of measures for the immigration system has been given a timeline


January 2024

ICO guidance: handling worker health data

Guidance for when a social care provider is called to an inquest


December 2023

The Government’s new five-point package of measures for the immigration system

A new CQC fundamental standard: Visiting and accompanying in care homes, hospitals and hospices


November 2023

Navigating change: What does the CQC’s new single assessment framework mean for providers?


September 2023

Immigration guidance update for the social care sector


August 2023

CQC’s changing regulatory framework: key dates for your diary


April 2023

‘Fundamental Standards of Care: Enhance the lives of the people you support and impress CQC too?’


February 2023

Top tips for managing vexatious families


January 2023

How instability in the economy may impact the sale and purchase of care homes


November 2022

An introduction to s.21A Mental Capacity Act 2005 challenges


October 2022

Are you ready for employment claims?


October 2022

Fundamental standards of care – Regulation 12 – safe care and treatment


July 2022

Fair cost of care


May 2022 

Straight Talk – The implications of unlawful discharge


April 2022 

Regulating the Regulator – make yourselves heard


March 2022

Liberty Protection Safeguards – an update – Hempsons – Hempsons

Selling a care home – the legal aspects

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations in Health and Social Care Revoked


February 2022

What now: Vaccination as a condition of deployment


January 2022

The Court of Protection: a Brief Introduction


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

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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