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- All things Court of Protection for social care providers
- Social care providers and inquests – a practical approach
- CQC update
- Employment law – where are we now
- Liberty Protection Safeguards update
Social care podcasts
Listen to our latest podcasts to stay up to date with the latest legal updates related to social care issues.
Court of Protection
Webinar for social care providers to discuss the changes to the way CQC inspects and rates services.View Event
Rachael Hawkin discusses Court of Protection proceedings s.21A Mental Capacity Act 2005 challenges
Social care partner Philippa Doyle explains how to get the best outcome from CQC's new monitoring phone calls.
Anyone who has been involved in litigation understands that it can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive, even if you have a good case. Julia Gray discusses three ways to put yourself in the best possible position to defend an employment tribunal claim.
CQC announced after hours on Thursday 19 October, a start date for the Single Assessment Framework. We’ve known for a few weeks that providers in the south would be the first to experience the new approach, and CQC have now confirmed that will be with effect from 21 November 2023.
CQC announced on Monday how and when providers can expect to access their new portal, and when the new inspection regime will come into force.
Mandatory covid vaccination in care homes was implemented on 11 November 2021. Without a valid exemption, workers will not usually be permitted access to (or be able to work in) care homes.
All CQC registered providers, from the biggest NHS foundation trust down to the smallest care home, GPs and dentists alike, are required to adhere to the CQC fundamental standards of care.
Welcome to the latest edition of the haysmacintyre and Hempsons Hospice and Care Benchmarking Survey Report.
The Government’s immigration guidance has been updated recently, impacting both employers and their employees within the social care sector.
The Inquests Podcasts return for a second season and will take listeners through the journey of specialist inquests, giving helpful background and advice. No1 - Inquests in care homes
The CQC is changing the way it inspects and reports on services, but what are the evidence requirements for providers and what areas of the current system will remain the same?
Read the autumn 2021 Social Care Newsbrief.
Helen Claridge looks at the increase in cases where tensions between care providers and the families of service users are escalating to disputes and even placement failures and offeres tips for managing these difficult situations.
Yesterday evening, Sajid Javid announced a reversal of government policy to implement mandatory vaccinations throughout much of the health and social care sectors.