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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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  • 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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  • '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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  • Consultancy Opportunity with EICA

    EICA are seeking a Consultant to assist with the management of the Association and to undertake strategic planning for the future.  The initial appointment would be for a period of 6 months.  If mutually agreed, this would be extended to an annual contract.  It is expected that core functions would take approximately 1 day per week aggregated over a month.  For further information and a job specification please contact

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  • Skills for Care Workshop - Dementia and diversity

    Date: Thursday 30 June 2016
    Times: 10:00 am start, close TBC
    Venue: Western Homes Football Stadium, Colchester

    This workshop is for managers in all care settings who work with people living with dementia from different cultures and backgrounds such as black, Asian and ethnic minority communities as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

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  • Help CQC improve Customer Experience

    For CQC to do their job well, it’s really important that people tell them about their experience of care.

    By providing them with this information, this helps them improve the overall quality of care in England. It also helps them to prevent poor care and abuse happening to others in the future.

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