Legal Line – Nicole Ridgwell

Nicole Ridgwell of Ridouts answers your legal questions What does ‘treatment is a condition of the provision of the accommodation’ mean? If treatment is provided...

A fear of the new?

Consultation has been launched on online prescribing. Take the opportunity to contribute to better understanding, says Nicole Ridgwell. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has just...

‘Can we ask CQC for more time?’

Nicole Ridgwell of Ridouts answers your legal questions Our service is undergoing many changes after being recommissioned and we haven’t enough hours in the day....

CQC: Forewarned is forearmed!

The CQC’s new briefing is essential reading for the sector, says Nicole Ridgwell On 29 November 2017, CQC published ‘Substance misuse services: The quality and safety of residential...

How do we prove our service user involvement?

Nicole Ridgwell answers your legal questions We are disappointed with the results of our recent CQC review – one of the things we were marked...

Accuracy and detail are key for CQC Inspections

For the record Accuracy and detail are key for providers, says Jenny Wilde. It is difficult to overstate how important good record-keeping is within health and...