High Court dismisses Ideal Carehomes’ challenge to publication of inspection report

The High Court has dismissed an injunction application from Ideal Carehomes, to prevent the Care Quality Commission (CCQ) publishing a report looking into one of its care homes in West Yorkshire. Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury was inspected by the CQC in September 2017…...

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CQC appoints chief operating officer

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed Kirsty Shaw as its chief operating officer. Shaw will lead on the regulator’s corporate and customer-facing functions, including human resources, legal services, governance, digital, finance, commercial and the National Customer Service Centre. Shaw’s career has focused on leading…...

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Glenholme Healthcare Group moves into elderly care

Glenholme Healthcare Group is planning to build a ‘multi-million pound’ residential care facility as part of a new move into the elderly care market. The learning disabilities and mental health care provider has over 40 years’ experience supporting young people and adults in the healthcare industry…....

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CQC chief executive to step down

Sir David Behan, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to step down from his position in the summer after six years in the role. ‘It’s been an immense privilege to serve the public by leading CQC … We’ve inspected every hospital, adult…...

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Impact REIT acquires North East portfolio

Real estate investment trust Impact Healthcare REIT has acquired a portfolio of three care homes in the North-East of England from developer and operator Prestige Care. Impact paid a total of £17m for the care homes, with completion subject to regulatory approvals expected to take…...

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CQC pauses non-urgent inspections

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has paused some routine inspections this month in response to increased pressure on the health and care system and to relieve winter pressures on NHS services. This includes re-inspections of GP practices which have been rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ and…...

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Department of Health renamed

The Department of Health has been renamed the Department of Health and Social Care, following the cabinet reshuffle on Monday 8 January. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been named Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with the reclassified department taking on responsibility for…...

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New developments

Humberside Independent Care Association (HICA) has sold its Parklands Care Home in Rawcliffe, nr Goole to Sensation Care, after the not-for-profit provider decided to reorganise its portfolio to focus on high-dependency dementia. The home provides personal care and accommodation for up to 30 older people,…...

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