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Care Home Briefing 51A – Smoke Free Legislation To Affect Care Homes

On the 31st January 2007 the Government laid the Smoke free (Exemptions and Vehicles) Regulations before Parliament. While the Regulations will be subject to Parliament’s approval, the laid Regulations represent the Government’s finalised position on exemptions from smoke free legislation. In July 2006, the Department of…

Care Home Briefing 50 – Palliative Care

Introduction Baroness Finlay of Llandaff introduced the Palliative Care Bill to make provision for palliative care to every person with a terminal illness to such extent as is necessary.1 The Bill stipulates services provided must be free of charge2. Current Law At present there is no direct…

Care Home Briefing 46 – Health and safety prosecutions

The Health and Safety legislation requires employers to take steps to ensure that their employees and others are not harmed at or by their work. This applies equally in the healthcare sector to staff and patients. This legislation has not previously been greatly used…