Regulating private and voluntary healthcare – are we being put at risk?


Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By PETER GROSE, partner, Lester Aldridge Solictors LLP

While this article focuses on proposed changes to regulation of clinical healthcare services, it serves to illustrate Whitehall’s increasingly cost-driven thinking on healthcare regulation in the broader perspective

The Department of Health (DoH) has just published, in March, a consultation document proposing amendments to the regulations and National Minimum Standards issued under the Care Standard Act 2000 relating to private and voluntary healthcare. The proposals are entirely separate and additional to the new framework for care regulation through





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