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Care Home Briefing 75 – “Voices into action” Charter

The Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) has recently published a Charter[1] for involving people in its work as a regulatory authority. Launching the Charter, Cynthia Bower, Chief Executive of CQC said: “As the regulator, we put people who use services at the centre of everything that…

Care Home Briefing 72 – Health & Safety: Increasing Impact

The Health & Safety Legislation imposes significant obligations on care home/hospital operators to take steps to protect their staff, residents and visitors to their Homes/Hospitals. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) seem to have been increasingly active in healthcare over recent years. With effect from 16…

Care Home Briefing 71 – Recovering payment of fees

The current economic climate is likely to give rise to difficulties in obtaining payment of fees where residents, their estates or their guarantors have failed to make payment. Even local authorities may feel the economic pinch and seek to delay payment. Despite the economic climate, care…

Care Home Briefing 70 – Human Rights Act 1998

The Government have announced that the extension of the Human Rights Act to private sector care homes will come into force from 1 December 2008. This is effected by the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2008 (Statutory Instrument No.…