A recent prosecution by CQC of a care home provider represents the ‘final piece of the jigsaw’ in terms of CQC’s enforcement powers for the health and social care sector. The case provides a severe warning to providers of the sorts of financial penalties which can flow from non-compliance in the new enforcement environment.
We act for a number of large, independent healthcare facilities throughout the UK. We offer the full range of services to these clients, building on our specialist knowledge of the regulatory environment that underpins healthcare provision. Our team is made up of experts in due diligence, information law, regulatory support, litigation, employment, property, and procurement and competition. It means that we can advise on every aspect of the setting up of a service, its structures and contractual arrangements, and its ongoing operational issues.
Our long history of working with the healthcare sector – not least with the NHS – is a significant advantage to our clients. We understand the complex commissioning environment, including the increased CQC scrutiny and regulation. And we understand the challenges that come from greater levels of competition and the demands of meeting patient needs.
The NHS is under considerable pressure as a result of people living longer, often with complex long-term conditions, as well as being unable to discharge patients who no longer need to be treated in a hospital setting. In general terms, there is a clear and obvious link between health and the quality of the homes in which people live.
The Vanguards projects are one of the key components of the 'Five Year Forward View' which is supported by NHS England, the Care Quality Commission, Health Education England, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority, Public Health England and the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence.
Strategic Estates Partnerships are emerging as a new model which aims to maximise value from the NHS estate and to align it more closely with clinical strategy.
“Renowned for its focus on advising healthcare providers on employment disputes and operational queries” by Chambers & Partners, Bevan Brittan dispenses advice here for healthcare organisations on managing HR legal spend.
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