The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual assessment of health and social care in England.
The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19 maintains that, overall; the quality of care across
England is improving slightly though the care sector is one of continual challenge..Read
CQC fine two unregistered providers £4000 each for providing services. CQC has issued fixed penalty notices to Helping Hands Care Services LLP and TD Homecare Services Limited, both in Freshwater, Isle of Wight after admitted providing care services while unregistered. Helping Hands Care Services LLP from 23 October 2017 to 5 November 2016 and TD Homecare Service Limited from 18 July 2018 to 17 May 2019
It is an offence under the Health & Social Care Act 2008 to carry out a regulated activity – in this case, providing personal care – without being registered with CQC. Read
Phase two of the thematic review of restraint, seclusion and segregation underway by the CQC
Phase one of the CQC thematic review has been concluded and the findings were published inthe interim report in May.
They are now in phase two of the review which is looking at restrictive interventions in adult social care services, mental health rehabilitation and low secure hospitals, & some children’s residential services.
With summer arriving and the subsequent increase in seasonal work, it’s worth noting the HSE’s health and safety guidance for new & temporary workers…
Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at a workplace as during the rest of their working life.
Visit the HSE website for advice on protecting new workers.
And 6 steps to protect new starters. All organisations must be aware of their health and safety responsibilities for agency workers and temporary employees too. Be ready Read