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Following consultation, a new fundamental standard on visiting and accompaniment is due to come into force in April 2024 and will be enforced by the CQC as part of their regulatory assessment and enforcement powers. This new standard aims to ensure that people who use these services are able to:
receive visits from people that they want to see
make social visits outside of care homes
be accompanied on appointments that do not require an overnight stay
Join us for this full-day conference to ensure that you understand what will be expected of you under these new regulations, so that you can put in place robust processes for decision making surrounding visits and accompaniment. Throughout the day our expert speakers will lead you in sessions covering; what constitutes an exceptional circumstance, implementing and evidencing robust decision making, facilitating social visits, complaints handling and visiting in end-of-life care.
“Spending time with loved ones makes all the difference to the well-being of people in care homes and hospices. Of course, keeping people safe from infections is important, but this is about striking the right balance. We’re changing the law to recognise just how much visiting matters"
Care Minister, Helen Whately
“ …the introduction of legislation designed to protect visiting rights and maintain meaningful contact will limit the harm that isolation can cause."
Hilda Hayo, Chief Executive, Dementia UK
This conference will enable you to:
Be clear on the changes that the consultation on Regulation 9A: Visiting and accompaniment in care homes, hospices and hospitals
Understand how this regulation will link with other legislation
Be clear on the requirements of the new propose fundamental standard
Implement and evidence robust decision-making procedures in relation to visiting and accompaniment
Implement appropriate and proportionate precautions
Keep relevant evidence of decision making procedures
Understand what might constitute an exceptional circumstance that will limit visiting arrangements
Take into account the wishes of people using your service, including those who lack capacity
Understand how CQC will inspect this new fundamental standard and the enforcement action that will be taken upon identification of a breach
Make the appropriate arrangements surrounding accompaniment to appointments that do not require an overnight stay
Support service users to make social visits outside of the home, and understand where this might not be possible
Investigate and manage complaints from family, friends and people who use your services
Understand how to best facilitate visitation in end-of-life care and what your obligations are
Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes
Who should attend? Senior Management from care homes and hospices.