Mar 22 2011

Training Failures Led to Patient Death

A care home operator was fined £80,000 and ordered to pay £40,823 costs at the end of December 2010 for serious training failures following the death of a patient as a result of ‘inappropriate and dangerous’ restraint techniques. Read Full story

Feb 07 2011

Elderly Lady Strangled by Wheelchair Belt

A 74 year old woman died after being strangled in her wheelchair by a lap belt when she was left alone in her room in a care home. The event occurred on October 27th 2005 at a care home in Birmingham and the case was taken to court in January of this year. Read Full story

Nov 18 2010

Equality Control

The Equality Act came into force on the 1st October in spite of fears that this legislation – the work of the previous Labour Government - would be scuppered by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition. Read Full story

Nov 11 2010

The End of 'Elf and Safety'

The country is still reeling from the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review on 20th October which is going to cut public spending by £billions over the next few years. Read Full story

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