Ridout paints a bleak picture of Regulation in England

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

Long term care lawyer Paul Ridout made a caustic attack on the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) when he spoke at Laing & Buisson¹s annual long term care conference in late March. Mr Ridout, a partner with DLA Solicitors, presented his evaluation of the NCSC after the commission¹s first year of operation, and compared the regulatory climate in England with that of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. “It is not a pretty picture for England,” Mr Ridout said. “Nothing has changed in Northern Ireland ­ there is the same ethos and control, Scotland has better-considered legislation, drafted with an eye for detail, the Welsh are subjecting the regulatory framework to slow and careful reflection ­ in England we have the iron fist of prescription. “There has been a crescendo of lack of control which may pose a serious risk for everyone. A regulator¹s role should be to make objective, arm¹s length assessments of entry qualifications and membership continuation. What is being promoted is a partnership w

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