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Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

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31st January 2020

GDPR and the Care Sector – What’s New?

Florence Maxwell

The Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has turned its attention to the health and social care sector since the implementation of...

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31st January 2020

Rights of the Data Subject

Florence Maxwell

  The rights of the data subject are enhanced under GDPR. They are detailed below, together with some common myths and...

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31st January 2020

Dementia and Traumatic Experiences: Do These Memories Remain?

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

When someone in the later stages of dementia has a traumatic or upsetting experience, perhaps a particularly nasty fall or...

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31st January 2020

How to assess capacity right

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

Managers are horrified if their rating goes from ‘Good’ to ‘Requires Improvement’.  Three common errors relate to mental capacity assessment: ...

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31st January 2020

The risks of a ‘closed culture’

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

In recent internal guidance, CQC inspectors have been told to operate a ‘low threshold for deciding to carry out a...

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31st January 2020

Employment law – What changes to look for in 2020

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

Following up from our previous blog regarding The Good Work Plan, some of the government’s draft regulations have now been...

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26th November 2019

Adult Support and Protection – Improvement Plan 2019-2022

Susan Donnelly Scottish Mental Health

    Improvement Plan 2019-2022 The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 is now 12 years old. This laid the foundation for...

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26th November 2019

Registration of Support Workers in Care at Home and Housing Support Services – Deadline Approaching

Susan Donnelly Scottish Mental Health

  The Care Inspectorate has registered approximately 1,030 Care at Home services, with another 441* support services in Scotland. This number...

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31st October 2019

Robotic Pets for People with Dementia: Are we Barking up the Wrong Tree?

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

  I recently read a social care report about the increasing use of robotic technology in health care. The report highlighted...

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30th October 2019

Regulatory Returns

Emily Watts Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

  Everywhere we look there is the need for information to be gained from us, a simple trip to the shops...

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