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Care homes briefing 188 – New powers given to fine directors

Providers will be well aware of their obligations in relation to data protection particularly following the coming into force of GDPR.[1] The Information Commissioner’s powers to fine individuals has recently been extended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendment) Regulations 2018.[2] The…

Care home briefing 187 – A new code for prosecutors

What general factors will the CQC, HSE, the police and other regulator prosectors consider when contemplating charging an organisation or individual? The CQC and other bodies who have power to prosecute follow guidance issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions under…

Care home briefing 186 – Care homes told to act now

Care home providers should not delay in reviewing their operating systems and processes and terms and conditions of contract. It is likely that enforcement action will be swift and determined and will inevitably have a detrimental effect on businesses. Comprehensive advice…