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Free article: CQC's increased focus on 'requires improvement' services

Neil Grant talks about how a care service needs to be rated ‘good’ overall to survive and prosper.

Free article: Medicines management: The benefits of pharmacists in care homes

Karen Parker, Regional Manager at Quantum Care, explains the not-for-profit care provider’s role in the recent NHS Vanguard pilot, and how the results will change how care homes manage residents’…

Free article: Managing inspection: on the day and post-inspection

In his second part of his article on CQC inspections, Paul Ridout talks about how to manage an inspection day and what to do after the inspection.

Free article: CQC ratings and compliance

Neil Grant of Gordons Solicitors looks at some key compliance issues for care providers and managers.

Free article: Preparing for a CQC inspection: a provider’s view

Neil Murray, Head of Quality and Compliance at Bluebird Care, gives advice on how best to prepare for a CQC inspection and how you can achieve a top rating.

Free article: Managing inspection: Preparation

In part one of a two-part article, Paul Ridout discusses the current climate for CQC inspections and how providers should be prepared for inspection.

Free article: New dementia guidance

Martin Hodgson looks at the new NICE updates guidance for the support of people living with dementia.

Free article: Care, compassion and kindness

Martin Hodgson talks about CQC expectations of a service that is caring and compassionate.

Free article: CQC inspection reports

Martin Hodgson talks about the new CQC report highlighting improvements in adult social care.

Free article: CQC ratings update

Nythan Smith, Ridouts Professional Services Plc, takes a look at how the CQC rates health and social care providers and what providers should do to challenge a rating.

Free article: Animal companions

Joanne Balmer looks at the benefits of pets in the care sector.

Free article: CQC's second consultation

Neil Grant at Ridouts looks at CQC’s second consultation on the future regulation of adult social care services and considers how radical the proposals are. 

Free article: CQC inspection - a summary of the changes

Martin Hodgson provides an analysis of the CQC inspection changes.

Free article: Connecting past and present: the benefits of outings in older age

Joanne Balmer talks about the benefits of outings for older people in residential care, using case studies from her experience at Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare.

Free article: CQC consultation

Martin Hodgson provides a summary of the proposed changes to inspection in the CQC consultation.

Free article: The urgent and growing problem of oral care of the elderly

Joe Sullivan discusses the importance of oral care in the elderly.

Unusual types of dementia: Corticobasal degeneration

Dr Dan Nightingale continues our series on unusual types of dementia and provides a case study of corticobasal degeneration.

Free article: Involving people in their care

Tim Dallinger offers practical advice on involving people in their care.  

Free article: Music and reminiscence therapy

Dr Dan Nightingale looks at the practical use of music and reminiscence therapy (MaRTiS©), incorporating storytelling, in a care home environment.

Free article: Managing body fluid spillages

Martin Hodgson takes a timely look at how to manage body fluid spillages.

Free article: Managing medication

Tim Dallinger looks at how medication errors lead to unsafe service provision.

The state of health

Martin Hodgson looks at the CQC annual report on the state of health.

Free article: Working with other agencies

Tim Dallinger looks at the aspect of Regulation 12 for the fundamental standards relating to working with other agencies.

Free article: How to improve your service after a CQC inspection

Tim Dallinger advises on how to improve standards following a CQC rating of 'requires improvement' or 'inadequate'.

Free article: Preparing staff for an inspection

Tim Dallinger looks at the importance of preparing your staff for a CQC inspection.

Rating reviews - Radical reform leads to new problems

Neil Grant, from Ridouts LLP, provides an update on CQC's rating review process.

Free article: Causes of refusal to eat and drink

Tim Dallinger looks at the reasons why some people may refuse to eat or drink, and discusses techniques to help manage the situation.

Free article: Nutrition and hydration

Martin Hodgson looks at fundamental standards Regulation 14: Nutritional needs, and offers some practical advice.

Free article: CQC inspections: site visits

Martin Hodgson looks at the format of a CQC inspection site visit and what providers can expect.

Free article: Challenging CQC inspection ratings

Samantha Cox of Ridouts solicitors offers practical advice on what to do if you aren’t happy with your rating.

Free article: What is an effective service?

Tim Dallinger looks at CQC’s expectations of an effective service, and how to demonstrate to CQC that your service is effective.

Free article: The Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Practice

Maria Nicholas looks at the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice and how this affects social care.

Free article: Using surveillance - CQC’s information for social care providers

Joanna Dirmikis discusses CQC’s recent publication on surveillance and explores some of the problems raised by it.

Free article: What makes a service safe?

Martin Hodgson looks at the CQC’s key question ‘Is it safe?’

Free article: Dignity in care

This article takes a look at dignity in care.

Free article: Valued-added service auditing

Tim Dallinger looks at how to audit your service with reference to the CQC’s five key questions.

Free article: Providing excellent dementia care

Dr Daniel Nightingale looks at examples of how true person-centred care for people living with dementia can work in practice, using case studies from his experience.

Free article: Alcohol misuse

Martin Hodgson writes about how to support people involved with alcohol misuse in adult social care.

Free article: Managing the risk of E. coli

Suzanne Averill explains E. coli and looks at preventative measures, outbreak management and treatment for individuals.

Free article: Blood-borne viruses and occupational exposure

How to prevent transmission of blood-borne viruses in the workplace.

Free article: Managing an outbreak of norovirus

Suzanne Averill explains how effective infection control can help prevent the spread of norovirus.

Free article: The disposal of clinical waste

Clinical waste management is a complex and fast-changing area. Martin Hodgson explains how to make sure your procedures meet the regulations.

Free article: Engaging service users with cognitive or communication impairments

Service user participation has improved in recent years but those with cognitive and communication impairments are still often overlooked. Fiona Wood explains how to improve your practice in this essential…

Free article: Handling and disposing of sharps

Sharps can cause serious injury and infection if not managed correctly. Suzanne Averill explains how you can reduce the risk of accidents.

Free article: Care for the patient with MRSA and C. difficile

Find out how to reduce the risk of MRSA and C. difficile infection in your care setting.

Free article: Infection outbreak control

Find out how to control an outbreak of infection at your care setting.

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