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The Defamation Act 2013

The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1st January 2014 and was intended by the Government to shift the balance between free speech and the right to protect reputation, in favour of free speech. In particular the Government wanted…

Responding to CQC Enforcement Action

Many health and social care providers will have noticed that CQC appear to be taking a tougher approach to regulation, and in particular, enforcement. For example, there has been a recent flurry of fixed penalty notices served on providers without…

Assets held by care homes for residents

Many Care Homes and Hospitals will have the property of residents for safekeeping. These items may include wedding rings, watches, medals and other jewellery. Ideally they should be clearly identified, recorded and instructions given as to how the property is…