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Next steps for Liberty Protection Safeguards

The DHSC Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) newsletter (5th edition), published on 26 March 2021, confirms key updates on progress to implement LPS. The LPS team is making good progress on a draft of the proposed Code of Practice for LPS…

New guidance on duty of candour  

The requirement for providers to comply with the duty of candour is set out in Regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. Providers will be well aware of the requirement, when a notifiable safety…

Sleep ins. The Supreme Court speaks

The pandemic has undoubtedly presented great challenges for care providers. The last year or so has meant that the sector has had to adapt quickly to pressures from within and externally and find innovative ways to operate. A headline issue…

Witness Statements – sticking to the facts

Changes have been made to the rules governing witness statements over the past 12 months. These changes aim to make the process of preparing witness evidence more open and to ensure that the witness statement is a personal account of…

Planning for a life less Covid

The UK vaccination programme has been rolled out with a great deal of success and the Government has announced that it has been offered to all care homes. One might seek to criticise the Government for some things, but they…