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Healthcare briefing – CQC and rating appeals

Providers are commonly disappointed with the rating that they receive following a CQC inspection. It is obviously important for providers to take the opportunity to provide factual accuracy comments on a draft report. However, if the provider is still unhappy with…

CQC seminar in Leeds

Many health and social care operators have taken the view that CQC now seems to be more active in the way it exercises its inspection and enforcement powers. The Memorandum of Understanding with the Health & Safety Executive has certainly seen…

Care home briefing 168 – Visiting in care homes

The CQC report ‘Better care in my hands’ emphasised the importance of residents’ relatives being able to help plan their care and support. The CQC’s more recent guidance ‘Information on visiting rights in care homes’ explains that such involvement is…

Are workers entitled to pay while sleeping?

In the case of Focus Care Agency Limited v Roberts, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered and reviewed recent case law in this difficult area and has provided some helpful guidance. The issue for consideration If employees sleep-in in order to…