You Must Register With the Care Quality Commission

New registration system From 1 April 2010, the regulation of health and adult social care will change. Legislation is bringing in a new system that applies to all regulated health and adult social care services. All health and adult social care providers, who provide regulated activities, will be required by law to register with the […]

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The Green Papers National Debate

In a recent article on the  Guardian website….it was stated that “Consultation on the green paper represents “a crucial national debate”, according to prime minister Gordon Brown. There are many ways to make your voice  heard. The Department of Health is staging 36 regional “stakeholder events” and a number of public roadshows all around the […]

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Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 Key Principles

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 applies to everyone involved in the care, treatment and support of people aged 16 and over living in England and Wales who are unable to make all or some decisions for themselves. A recent report on the informative website for the Social Care Institute for Excellence, (SCIE), offered an […]

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“Green Papers” Debate on Future Care Funding

There is much talk regarding the future funding of elderly care and for young people with the current “Green Papers” parliament debate. Confused about the “Green Papers”?  What are “Green Papers”?  Simply a Green Paper is a consultation document issued by the government which contains policy proposals for debate and discussion before a final decision is taken on […]

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Access to New Care Quality Commission website

Changes to the website The Healthcare Commission, Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission ceased to exist on 31 March 2009. The Care Quality Commission is the new health and social care regulator for England. The  new web address is www.cqc.org.uk “Please see interesting articles related to the changes and how they […]

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Priorities for the New Care Quality Commission

“Operating as of April 1st, the  Care Quality Commission (CQC) took over the role of the former Commission for Social Care Inspection”, stated Brian Bullock, Managing Director of Building Construction Partnership. “We believe it is important to keep our clients informed of how this effects them and offer 2 relevant articles for your consideration”. By […]

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Fines For Failure To Comply With New Fire Regulations

A care home operator was recently fined a massive penalty of £100,000 for failing to comply with the new fire regulations.  As a care home operator you are under a duty to be aware of new rules and in most cases it is not lack of responsibility but lack of knowledge that leads to shortfalls […]

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