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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…

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…

CQC continues with prosecutions

Although CQC has carried out fewer inspections during the pandemic, prosecution action continues, and there is a suggestion that there are around 2000 ongoing cases. The latest case highlights that even smaller value issues will be pursued. The Fremantle Trust was fined…

Best Interests and Covid-19 Vaccinations

The first Court of Protection judgment in relation to capacity, best interests and the Covid-19 vaccination has been published. The matter concerns Mrs E, an 80-year old woman, who had been living in her current care home since March 2020,…

Visiting care homes in lockdown

As we enter the third national lockdown announced on Monday 4 January 2021 there is a sense of déjà vu about life under the toughest restrictions and a real feeling of loss where some have had a taste of social…

Care in Lockdown 2

New Regulations and guidance regarding care home visits are in place governing the arrangements for lockdown 2. The key issues are set out below. Can visitors or residents go out during lockdown? As providers will be aware, leaving home without reasonable excuse…

Covid-19 – care home visiting

The Government has today, 22 July 2020, published guidance on visits to care homes. This had been anticipated for some time, but in view of the delay, previous guidance had been issued by the Care Providers Association (“CPA”). The guidance has…