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30th January 2016

New standards for health and social care in Scotland

Tony Clarke Scottish Care Inspectorate Specialist

Registered health and social care services in Scotland are inspected and regulated using the National Care Standards. These are also...

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29th January 2016

Is it on the trolley?

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

Are we really offering people choices about their lives, or is the choice defined by what we make available, rather...

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28th January 2016

CQC strategy consultation – get involved!

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

Shaping the future This week the Care Quality Commission (CQC) launched its public consultation document on how its work will look...

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27th January 2016

Eurocare 2: A Welsh perspective on equity for minority EU groups

Nic Bowler Welsh Care and Social Services Inspectorate Specialist

In my last article I considered some of the difficulties faced by legislatures and policy makers across the member states...

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24th January 2016

Employee dismissed for taking a bribe

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value to influence a transaction. The Bribery Act 2010 consolidated...

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16th November 2015

The Social Care Commitment – Do you have what it takes?

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

The choice as to which care and support route one must follow for any loved one, is a very difficult...

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13th October 2015

The Right to Die

Sheila Scott QCS Care Strategy Consultant

The Bill The House of Commons recently rejected what is known as the “Right to Die Bill”. The vote wasn’t close;...

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25th September 2014

CQC Publish Key lines of enquiry & ratings characteristics


The CQC today published their new ‘Key Lines Of Enquiry’ (KLOEs) and ‘ratings characteristics’ documents for residential and community services, including...

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07th November 2013

World Wide Web – wonderful or worrying?

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

Recently I attended a safeguarding seminar in London primarily because it promised information about recruiting staff and volunteers and how...

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16th September 2013

Recruiting for Winter Pressures

Rosie Robinson Domiciliary Care Specialist

Once the busy August period is over- and as I get my breath back I start to plan for Winter...

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