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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…

Impairment and sanction in public interest cases

Professional Standards Authority v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2017] CSIH29 The Fitness to Practise process is not intended to punish Registrants for past misconduct. Its function is to protect patient safety and the public interest, including the public interest in maintaining…

The GMC’s confidentiality guidance

The GMC’s new confidentiality guidance came into operation on 25 April 2017. Whilst the general principles remain largely unchanged, the new guidance does introduce some new themes and advice reflecting socio-medical trends. The addition of the decision-making flowchart is a clear…

Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2017

Since 2008, any dentist in Wales who provides private treatment has been obliged to register with Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW). The relevant regulations allowed HIW to monitor the quality of such treatment by means of practice inspection, inspection of documentation, and…