Our regulatory Care Team can provide expert legal advice and representation in any circumstances where the provider requires guidance and assistance. Unlike other law firms that offer general regulatory services, our specialist regulatory team advises only care homes (with or without nursing) and domiciliary care providers.
The regulations set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 governs all service providers in the health and social care sector. Ensuring everyday compliance with the essential standards of quality and safety is an essential part of a providers daily operation.
We provide a wide range of regulatory and dispute resolution services to the care home and domiciliary care sector including:
We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing an excellent level of service. We understand that all our clients face different challenges which vary depending on their size, business model and many other factors. We therefore treat our clients as individuals and tailor our advice to their specific needs.
13th August 2019
The private sector makes up the majority of care home places in this country and with increasing demands caused by an aging population many companies and individuals are now considering investing in the care home market.
What are the important legal issues that need to be considered in connection with such a purchase over and above the normal matters that need to be dealt with when buying a property and a business? Continue reading »
20th March 2019
On Thursday 14th March, The National Care Association hosted its first ‘The Inspector Calls’ event at the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff, in Bournemouth. Representing small and medium sized care providers and affiliated local associations, National Care Association is a leading body that liaises with national Government at a political and departmental level, Local Government and key stakeholder groups including the NHS and CQC to support care employers and employees. Continue reading »
26th February 2019
The Care Quality Commission has set out guidance for care home operators as to best policy concerning the rights of residents to receive visitors. Continue reading »
25th February 2019
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) fined Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for failing to apologise to a family in a reasonable period of time. A baby had been admitted to Bradford Royal Infirmary in July 2016, but there were delays in diagnosing his condition and missed opportunities to admit him to hospital. He later died. In a development that will have raised the eyebrows of many in the care sector, the Trust was fined £1,250 after only apologising to the family in October 2016. Continue reading »
9th July 2020
3rd June 2020
Healys is pleased to announce that Partner and Head of Professional Negligence Robert Johnson has been shortlisted as a leader in his field by Who’s Who Legal. Continue reading »
28th May 2020
Jonathan acted on behalf of a 23 year old female in relation to her claim for clinical negligence that happened in 2015 at Whipps Cross Hospital in London. The Claimant had a relevant past gynaecological and obstetric history of a previous caesarean section in 2013 and previous laparotomy for ovarian cystectomy at 10 years of age. This was classified as a high risk pregnancy and the Claimant was referred to a Consultant in the Antenatal Clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital for review. The Claimant had elected to have a caesarean section. The Claimant had previously undergone an emergency lower segment caesarean section due to a failure to progress when having her first child. Continue reading »
27th May 2020