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This Practice Note sets out the role, powers and functions of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). What is the CQC? The CQC is a non-departmental statutory body, sponsored...

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This Practice Note sets out the powers and practice of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on sanctions and enforcement. What is the CQC? The CQC is a non-departmental...

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This Practice Note sets out the powers and practice of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) when conducting inspections and reviews of registered care providers What is the...

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What are Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)? Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are National Health Service (NHS) organisations, comprising a consortia of General...

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The NHS complaints procedure A patient’s search for a proper explanation about what went wrong, for an apology and for a promise that such mistakes will not be repeated...

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Any consultation exercise carried out by a public authority in relation to a proposed decision must be conducted at a time when proposals are at a sufficiently formative...

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This Practice Note provides a summary of key prosecutions for health and social care offences brought by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England since 2015. This...

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A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that enables an individual (the ‘donor’) to appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’ or 'donees') to make...

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A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) does what the name suggests—it’s a way of assessing the data protection impact of a particular project or process on any...

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) contains a set of core data protection principles that controllers must comply with. These are...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 received Royal Assent on 16 May 2019. This Act amends the Mental Capacity Act 2005, replacing the current...

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The Tribunals, Courts & Enforcement Act 2007 (TCEA 2007) into force on 3rd November 2008 creating the ‘new’ Mental Health Review Tribunals structure of a First-Tier...

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There have been concerns for many years over the detention and representation of those persons whose state of mind did not require such detention. It was against the...

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General Dental Council The General Dental Council (GDC) is the statutory body that regulates dentists and dental care professionals in the UK, pursuant to the Dentists...

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Fitness to practise process When a concern is raised in relation to a registrant, the General Dental Council (GDC) will consider whether it is the correct organisation to...

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Practice committees Where the Case Examiners (CEs) or the Investigating Committee (IC) have referred an allegation to a Practice Committee, the Practice Committee to...

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