Resources, legal bulletins & advice for care providers

Features regular legal advice updates for care providers coping with Care Quality Commission,Social Services and Compliance Issues kindly provided by Ridout’s Solicitors for the benefit of our loyal customers and new visitors to the Healthcare Training College website.

Managing Local Authority Funding Cuts

Cuts are being made to the most vital of public services – it is thought that the health and social care sector will be one of the hardest hit.

Abandonment of Star Ratings

On the 19 May 2010 CQC announced that the star ratings system would cease ahead ofthe new system of registration and the new standards...

Vetting and Barring Scheme Halted

On the 15th June Home Secretary Theresa May announced that the Vetting and Barring Scheme has been put on hold so that...

Wilful Neglect

Since 1 April 2007, vulnerable people have been afforded an increased protection by the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Section 44 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides protection for mentally incapable...

Re-registration under the Health and Social Care Act 2008

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Commencement No 16, Transitory and Transitional Provisions) Order 2010 (“Transitional Order”) is the legislation applicable to transitional applications. This Order is incredibly complex...

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO)

The Health Act 2009 has amended the Local Government Act 1974 and created a new power which will allow the LGO to investigate complaints made by “self funders” about services that are registered under CQC’s essential standards...


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