The Health and Social Care Bill

Posted By admin - 23rd March 2012

The Health and Social Care Bill was approved by the House of Lords on Monday evening this week. The Bill still needs to be given Royal Assent but this is hoped to be given before Easter. Since 1948, for over 60 years anyone resident in theUKhas had access to free […]

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Care Quality Commission Publishes Report On Healthcare Needs Of Care Home Residents

Posted By admin - 19th March 2012

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently completed a review into how the healthcare needs of care home residents are met. The review aimed to address how older people living in care homes access healthcare services, whether they have choice and control over their healthcare and whether they receive care […]

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Government Defeat Crucial Clinical Negligence Amendment

Posted By admin - 12th March 2012

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill suffered another setback on 07.03.12 as the government lost three more votes in the House of Lords. Crossbencher Lord Lloyd of Bewick laid an amendment in relation to obtaining medical reports in clinical negligence claims. The peers voted 178-172 in favour of […]

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Developments In Review Of Running Of Nursing and Midwifery Council

Posted By admin - 10th February 2012

An audit into the way the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) operates, with particular reference to its complaints procedure, has highlighted “significant weaknesses”, leading to terms of how the regulator is to be reviewed being released this week. Although signs of improvement had been recognised by the Commons Health Committee […]

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