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care home residents contracts
Opinion  |  21:03:22
Update on consumer law and care home residents’ contracts
Following its unsuccessful case against Care UK in July 2021 and subsequent withdrawal of proceedings against Barchester, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has revised its guidance for care homes on complying with consumer law obligations.
Social Care - living with covid
Opinion  |  25:02:22
Living with COVID-19 in the social care sector: workforce implications
This week, the Government published their plans on how the social care sector and wider economy will be supported as the country deals with the next phase of COVID-19
News  |  21:02:22
RWK Goodman shortlisted for prestigious healthcare investor award
Social care lawyers RWK Goodman have been shortlisted for a prestigious award by the influential trade newspaper Health Investor.
Opinion  |  16:02:22
I’m a health and social care provider, how do I deal with a request for records from a service user or their family?
Health and social care providers will often be presented with requests for records from service users or their relatives. It is important for providers to only disclose information to those with authority to request...
Social care u turn
Opinion  |  02:02:22
Mandatory vaccination U-turn: what you need to know
The Government has announced plans to revoke the legislation making mandatory vaccination a condition of deployment in care homes, the wider social care sector, and the NHS.
Care home worker
News  |  18:01:22
RWK Goodman have advised on the acquisition of a Lancashire care home
We have advised Angel Residential Home Ltd on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Lowfield House Limited, as the care provider group embarks on a period of growth and expansion. Lowfield...
Care worker
Opinion  |  12:01:22
Opportunity to recruit care workers from overseas but only for 12 months
The change to the Shortage Occupation List could provide a boost to the sector but there is some concern that the government has said this will be a temporary concession for 12 months which could deter workers from applying.
Health and social care
Opinion  |  07:01:22
What legal challenges are facing social care providers in 2022?
Social care providers have again faced a challenging year and 2022 looks to hold more of the same. Here are the three things the social care sector will need to address in 2022.
Opinion  |  09:12:21
Mandatory vaccination: Government extends temporary exemption deadline
On 8 December, the Government updated its guidance on mandatory vaccination and temporary medical exemptions for care home staff. The self-certified temporary exemption will now expire on 31 March 2022 instead of 23 December 2021.
News  |  02:12:21
Government’s Social Care White Paper fails to address funding and pay, says RWK Goodman
The long-awaited White Paper on Social Care reform was published by the Government today. It will disappoint and frustrate social care providers as it fails to address the lack of adequate funding into the sector and consequently the need to improve pay to attract and retain staff.
News  |  02:12:21
RWK Goodman advise on sale of Cornish nursing home
Law firm RWK Goodman has advised on the sale of a well-respected and long-established nursing home in Looe, Cornwall.
News  |  18:11:21
RWK Goodman lead on sale of two specialist dementia care homes
Law firm RWK Goodman has advised on the sale of two specialist dementia care homes by long-standing client and care provider Equality Care Limited.
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