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  • New Safeguarding App

    You may be aware that a safeguarding repository tool providing an overview of necessary legislation and guidance covering both adult and children’s safeguarding is now available for free on the Apple app store and Android Play stores

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  • EICA Annual Conference 2016

    You are invited to attend the EICA Annual Conference on 15th June at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester.   

    Come along and hear presentations from:

    James Bullion ECC Director of Adult Operations - The Future of Social Care in Essex

    Dr Tom Nutt, Essex Healthwatch  - Explaining the proposed new 'Trip Advisor' scheme for residential care homes in Essex

    Lo-Anne Lewis CQC Inspection Manager - The new CQC ratings process

    Dave Perry Essex Fire & Rescue - Managing Fire Safety in Social Care settings

    Book your place now by emailing  quoting your  EICA membership  number

    Places are free for EICA members and a charge of £50pp for non members


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  • What does the forthcoming referendum mean for CQC?

    With the EU referendum approaching, you may have heard about public bodies, like CQC, having to respect a ‘pre-referendum period’, which places certain short-term restrictions on what we’re allowed to publish and announce in the period before referendums.

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  • CQC Inspections Reveal Care Home Improvement

    Following re-inspection, nearly three quarters of care homes that the CQC originally rated Inadequate have improved their ratings. This means over 12,000 people across England are experiencing better and safer care from these services

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  • Care Quality Commission publishes report into people‚Äôs involvement in their care

    The CQC have published a new report, ‘Better Care In My Hands’, which looks at how people are being involved in their own care.

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  • 'A different ending': CQC review looking at end of life care is published

    People from certain groups in society sometimes experience poorer quality care at the end of their lives because providers do not always understand or fully consider their needs, according to A different ending: Addressing inequalities in end of life care”, a new review that the CQC have published today.

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  • CQC publishes business plan for 2016/17

    Following formal approval from our Board of executive and non-executive directors last week, CQC have published their business plan for April 2016 to March 2017 which sets out the first phase of their five-year strategy for health and adult social care regulation in England.

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  • CQC fee increase explanation

    The Care Quality Commission has published a blog 'Rock and a hard place' by Chief Inspector (Adult Social Care) Andrea Sutcliffe explaining the fee increases that providers have had to bear from April 2016, how the decision was made, and future strategy

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  • Is private equity really fit to run care homes?

    Operators hope extra money from council tax will ease pressure caused by falling fees and rising staff costs

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  • Care Home Open Day 2016

    Care Homes Taking Centre Stage with the National Care Homes Open Day 17th June 2016

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