GDPR – an essential guide for claims handlers
GDPR is an evolution of the earlier law set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and many of the principles are similar. However, individuals have enhanced rights, and there are some more onerous obligations on organisations to demonstrate compliance.
Care homes – Employment law quarterly update
Capsticks’ team of employment specialists are delighted to provide you with the first of our quarterly employment law updates which includes recent cases and laws relevant to the sector.
Ombudsman offers practical advice on contracts for social care providers
Health and social care
Following a rise in complaints from self-funders about Funded Nursing Care (FNC), the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman have recently published guidance for social care providers to help them provide clear cost information to service users.
New CQC inspection framework explained
Health and social care
In connection with HEFMA, Partner, Ian Cooper has written an insight outlining 10 things you need to know about the CQC’s new inspection framework.
Gig-Economy workers' rights update
The Government published “the Good Work Plan”, its response to “Good Work”, the review into modern working practices which was led by Matthew Taylor in late 2017.
How do you send your sensitive information?
Greater Manchester Police has been fined £150,000 after 3 DVDs containing footage of interviews with victims of serious violent crime failed to reach their intended recipient, the National Crime Agency.
Out with the old and in with the new
The old consent regime to dispose of social housing dwellings and land has today been replaced with the duty to notify the HCA of any Relevant Disposals after the event.
Update on IR35 changes
HMRC has now published its much-anticipated electronic tool for determining whether off-payroll engagements are “in scope” for the new IR35 rules that will apply from 6th April 2017.
Risky business on the frontline
This insight provides a snapshot of the risky business in managing Anti-Social Behaviour, Tenancy Fraud and Safeguarding.
The NHS to publish data on avoidable deaths
Following the sad death of Connor Sparrowhawk in 2013 at Southern Health NHS Trust, Jeremy Hunt asked the CQC to conduct a national review into the way NHS trusts investigate and learn from the deaths of patients in England.
Bed blocking unlocked
The delayed transfer of care is a subject seldom out of the news, and the problem is becoming more acute.