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Supreme Court backs care worker suspended after strike action

The Supreme Court has backed a care worker after she claimed she was unfairly treated ...
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Care home fined £37k after resident falls from first floor window

A Liverpool care home has been fined £37,000 after failing to protect a resident who ...
6 days
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Families win legal challenge to care home closure

Families with relatives at a Cheltenham care homes have celebrated after mounting a successful legal ...
2 weeks
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Unpaid carers to be entitled to five days leave

Unpaid carers for a person with long-term care needs will be entitled to up to ...
3 weeks
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Arrests made in £76m luxury care home fraud investigation

Three arrests have been made by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as part of an ...
1 month
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Care home worker jailed after being filmed abusing resident

A Devon care worker has been jailed after being filmed abusing an elderly resident. Jinu ...
1 month
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Care home fined £400k following death of resident

An HC-One care home in Scotland has been fined £400,000 following the death of a ...
2 months
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Illegal care home investment scheme boss banned for 14 years

The boss of an unlawful care home investment scheme has been banned from being a ...
2 months
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Home Office rules out raising care worker English language requirements

The Home Office has ruled out raising English language care worker requirements despite the tragic ...
3 months
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Two people charged following assault at Highland care home

Two people have been charged following the assault of a 91-year-old man in a care ...
3 months
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RWK Goodman appoints Fee to health and social care team

Law firm RWK Goodman has appointed Anna Fee to its health and social care team ...
3 months
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Two people plead not guilty to care home fall death charges

Two people have pleaded not guilty to wilful neglect following the death of a woman ...
3 months
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Health and social care law firm RWK Goodman to open Bristol office

Health and social care law firm RWK Goodman is to open a Bristol office in ...
3 months
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Care home fined £125,000 after teenager’s murder

A Bristol care home has been fined £125,000 for failing to ensure the safety of ...
5 months
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Care home resident died after overseas staff failed to explain emergency

A care home resident died after foreign staff were unable to explain the seriousness of ...
5 months
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Law firm warning on sponsorship licences

Lawyers has warned social care businesses to tighten their overseas recruitment procedures to prevent losing ...
5 months
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Care provider ordered to pay £10k for ‘catastrophic’ care failure

A Bradford care provider has been ordered to pay £10,181 at Bradford Magistrates’ Court for ...
5 months
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Salutem fined £100,000 after resident suffers second-degree bath water burns

Salutem has been fined £100,000 after a 53-year-old resident suffered second degree burns after being ...
5 months
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Care home operator fined £20,000 over death of 93-year-old woman

Premier Care Homes Limited has been fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £27,500 in costs ...
6 months
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Four staff members charged over death of resident at Derby care home

Four staff members has been charged over the death of an 84-year-old woman at a ...
6 months
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Family wins landmark legal ruling for care home abuse

A landmark legal ruling has been won by a mother and her son who suffered ...
6 months
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Care home resident given six months in prison after bow and arrow rampage

A 63-year-old care home resident who went on a rampage with a box and arrow ...
6 months
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Care workers given legal right to claim they were unfairly sacked

Three care workers who refused to have the Covid-19 vaccine have won a legal battle ...
7 months
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Police investigate report of assault at Highlands care home

Scottish police are investigating a report of the assault of a 91-year-old man at a ...
7 months
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Surrey care home pledges to learn lessons following tragic sepsis death

A Surrey care home has pledged to learn “any further lessons” after a coroner concluded ...
7 months
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CQC launches criminal investigation into Surrey care home

The CQC has launched a criminal investigation into a Surrey care home where care workers ...
7 months
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Coroner finds care home cigarette death was accidental

A coroner has ruled the death of a care home resident who suffered severe burns ...
7 months
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Man jailed for four years for care home sexual assault

A man who sexually assaulted a vulnerable woman in a care home has been jailed ...
7 months
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Care home owner jailed for illegal cooker installation

A care home owner has been jailed for six months after fitting a gas cooker ...
7 months
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Families launch legal action against government over care home Covid deaths

Legal action has been launched against the government, care homes and hospitals in England over ...
8 months
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‘Unduly lenient’ care home fine tripled by appeal court

A care home where a resident died after swallowing cleaning fluid has had its fine ...
8 months
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FCA wins High Court case against illegal care home investment scheme

The High Court has ruled in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) against an ...
9 months
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High Court judge quashes continuing healthcare policy in Northern Ireland

A High Court judge has quashed the Department of Health’s continuing healthcare policy in a ...
10 months
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Agencies launch AI and digital regulations online advice service

A group of agencies including the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched an online advice ...
11 months
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Legal & regulatory: Urgent enforcement action: a stark reminder for the CQC

Samantha Burges, senior associate at Ridouts, says the CQC needs to properly consider the level ...
11 months
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Courier fraudsters targeting elderly in care homes and retirement villages

Elderly people in care homes, retirement villages and assisted living buildings are being targeted by ...
11 months
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Dundee care home fined £20,000 over resident’s cleaning fluid death

A Dundee care home has been fined £20,000 over the death of a resident who ...
12 months
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DAC Beachcroft appoints head of health and social care team

DAC Beachcroft has appointed partner Hamza Drabu as head of its health and social care ...
12 months
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Coroner’s inquest reveals huge pressure on care homes during Covid

A coroner’s inquest into the deaths of three residents has revealed the enormous pressure care ...
12 months
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EXCLUSIVE: Average CQC fine increased by 242% post-pandemic, new analysis reveals

The healthcare watchdog is prosecuting and fining care homes and registered providers more now than ...
1 year
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Inquest finds elderly woman died after receiving ‘suboptimal care’

A coroner’s inquest into the death of a 97-year-old woman has found she received “suboptimal ...
1 year
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Care home recruiter banned for seven years for abusing Covid support schemes

A care home recruiter has been banned for seven years after abusing Covid loan schemes ...
1 year
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Campaign groups granted core participant status in Covid inquiry

Three leading campaign groups have been granted core participant status in the latest stage of ...
1 year
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Court backs Barchester decision to sack five anti-vaxxers

A court has backed Barchester Healthcare’s decision to sack five care home workers who refused ...
1 year
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Coroner warns of future deaths risk after care home failures

A coroner has warned of the risk of future deaths after a woman died after ...
1 year
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Directors banned for “appalling exploitation” of care home investors

Two directors have been banned for 25 years after abusing millions of pounds of investors’ ...
1 year
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HC-One issues apology following DNR ‘mix up’

HC-One has issued an apology after a paramedic was wrongly advised a resident had a ...
2 years
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Sacked care worker who refused Covid-19 jab can argue she acted on religious grounds

A care worker who was sacked because she refused to have a Covid-19 vaccination can ...
2 years
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High Court ruling on patients discharged to hospitals “without proper testing or isolation”

The High Court has ruled that government policies on discharging untested hospital patients into care ...
2 years
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French government files legal complaint against Orpea SA 

The French government wants Europe’s largest for-profit care home operator Orpea SA to return millions ...
2 years
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Essex care provider fined after resident dies from sepsis linked to poor catheter care

Essex care provider fined
3 years
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VAT chance

We talk to Kieran Lynch managing director Jock Waugh about the impact of indirect taxation on ...
3 years
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Is CQC changing its approach to encouraging the improvement of health and social care providers?

Is CQC changing its approach?
3 years
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Visits out of the Care Home– Inconsistencies in Self Isolation Rules

Visits out of the Care Home– Inconsistencies in Self Isolation Rules
3 years
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Care provider fined £140,000 for failing to protect residents

Care provider fined £140,000 for failing to protect residents
3 years
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Letters of Intent – A Serious threat from the CQC

Letters of Intent - A Serious threat from the CQC
3 years
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The CQC’s new “flexible” ratings system: will it solve the problem?

The CQC’s new “flexible” ratings system: will it solve the problem?
3 years
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Reviewing your Commercial Mortgage Options with Chandler & Co.

Reviewing your Commercial Mortgage Options
3 years
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Care provider fined after man falls to his death

Care provider fined after man falls to his death
3 years
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Specialist providers alarmed by HMRC’s latest communiqué on sleep-in payments

Specialist providers alarmed by HMRC
6 years
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Unison appeals to Supreme Court over sleep-in shift payments

Court of Appeal to overturn the sleep-in shift ruling Unison
6 years
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Ombudsman holds council to account over care home’s ban on relative’s visits

Woman banned from visiting mother in a care home in the district after she complained ...
6 years
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Court of Appeal tells care providers that ‘sleep-in’ shifts are not subject to the National Minimum Wage

"'sleep-in’ shifts not subject to the National Minimum Wage"
6 years
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Care Protect expands into Australia

Care Protect expands into Australia
6 years
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Cheshire West Judgment sets new ‘acid test’ for deprivation of liberty

The Supreme Court decides on what constitutes a deprivation of liberty in a care context
6 years
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