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Care homes briefing 185 – Recent CQC prosecutions

In order to enable steps to be taken to seek to avoid repeated harm, the CQC’s website published a series of briefings to enable ‘Learning from safety incidents’. These cover: Falls from improper use of equipment Unsafe use of bedrails Fire risk from…

‘Sleep in’ and pay?

The recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Royal MENCAP Society v Tomlinson Blake and Shannon v Ramprasad has considered the issue of whether ‘sleep in’ workers are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for the time that…

The use of CCTV in care homes – The legal issues

Is the use of surveillance cameras in care homes an acceptable practice? This question has been subject to regular debate in the care home sector and the media, often in the context of cases where care homes have been seen to have failed their…