Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Avoiding the legal minefield when providing integrated health and social care – Anne Crofts,...

Integrated care is a term that has no specific legal meaning. The concept of integrated care’ is applied in a diverse range of settings, ranging from the integration of teams within a single organisation, for example where community services have been transferred into a hospital trust, to the co-location or joint management of health and social service teams, to the design and delivery of new clinical pathways across multiple providers.

Business care – Phil Burgan

Chairman, founder and chief executive officer of the Maria Mallaband Group Phil Burgan tells CCMn how his business is still going strong after 17 years and offers his take on the current issues affecting the adult social care sector. QYou set up Maria Mallaband in 1996 after selling pharmacy firm Medimart – why the move into social care?

Directing social care delivery – CCMn meets ADASS president Harold Bodmer

With the introduction of the national living wage and the social care precept, plus the continuing rounds of public sector spending cuts, it is...

ICO guidance on data protection in care homes: Phillippa Doyle, associate at Hempsons, looks...

Residents and employees have a right to privacy, which includes keeping their personal information confidential, only accessed by authorised people and only shared when necessary by secure means.

Care starts at home – CCMn meets Good Care Group head Fiona Lowry

Bursting onto the scene less than 18 months ago, The Good Care Group is a high-end homecare company which has set out to offer as wide a portfolio of support services as possible in a bid to capture a growing market of people who would rather not move out of their own homes.

Sector Opinion:Weathering the Storm

The latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) once more show a drop in expenditure (CCMn December 2014/January 2015). Here two providers reliant on local authority placements explain how they are making their businesses work in the increasing tough climate.

Where do government reforms for 2012 leave the sector on a legal footing?

As we move into the New Year, a key question on the agenda for the social care sector this year is what will be the legal challenges in 2012?’ As the current system for older people is described by ADASS as unfit for purpose’, we need to consider how legal issues will affect progress towards the three identified outcomes, dignity, security, clarity,’ to be sought from the current reform programme.

CCMn meets…Jewish Care

Ravender Semby talks to Simon Morris, CEO of charitable provider Jewish Care

Business case – CCMn meets Andrea Sutcliffe

Laying down the law - CCMn meets chief inspector of social care Andrea Sutcliffe

One year on from Southern Cross – what role for legal regulation in the...

Lynn Aglionby at Trowers and Hamlin looks at the issues