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The CQC's next phase of regulation - an update on the changes

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Adult social care providers should now be aware of the new assessment framework that was introduced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in November 2017, following a year of consultations. The CQC published its second consultation response in October 2017...

The new CQC assessment frameworks

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The CQC’s strategy for 2016 to 2021 sets out its aim to achieve a more “targeted, responsive and collaborative approach” so that more people can receive high quality care in the future. The CQC has therefore radically changed its approach...

Letter underlines current regulatory strain for care homes

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The five largest care providers in the UK have expressed huge concerns over the introduction of the National Living Wage in a letter addressed to the Chancellor. It has been widely reported that this could potentially lead to the financial collapse of a...

Paramedic struck off for engaging in sexual activity during 999 call

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Mr G, who was a Paramedic for the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust, was recently struck off by a Panel of the HCPC’s Conduct and Competence Committee. The Panel heard how Mr G attended a 999 call during the course of a night shift at a...

Mental health nurse accused of stealing from vending machine by NMC

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A mental health nurse, Ms Melanie Milner, appeared before a Panel of the Conduct and Competence Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) last week after she was accused of taking 27 cans worth around £9 from a vending machine and sharing...

Trainee doctor erased from GMC register following conviction

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Dr Jonathon Ashton was erased from the GMC medical register recently following a fitness to practice hearing at the Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal Service. The Panel at the MPTS considered an allegation that Dr Ashton’s fitness to practice was...

Nurse struck off for groping breast enlargement patients

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Gavin Nicholson, a nurse, was convicted of three counts of sexual assault at Newcastle Crown Court and was subsequently referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The NMC considered his fitness to practice at a hearing recently and made a finding...