Care Bill [HL]

Amendments
to be moved
on report

Clause 2

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

BARONESS WHEELER

 

Page 2, line 41, at end insert—

“( )   contribute towards preventing or delaying the development by
children caring for an individual in its area of needs for support;”

 

Page 3, line 4, after “carers” insert “, both adult carers and individuals under the
age of 18 with caring responsibilities,”

Clause 5

BARONESS MEACHER

 

Page 5, line 24, leave out “have regard to the need to”

Clause 6

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

BARONESS WHEELER

 

Page 6, line 37, at end insert—

“( )   Encouraging the integration of health and social care services for the
benefit of adults with needs for care and support and of carers.”

After Clause 17

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

BARONESS WHEELER

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Ministerial advisory committee

An independent ministerial advisory committee shall be set up to keep
under review the workings of the cap and the means-testing arrangements
set out in section 17.”

Clause 35

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

BARONESS WHEELER

 

Page 30, line 12, at end insert—

“( )   The Secretary of State shall make available to all local authorities a model
deferred payment scheme and all local authorities must follow this model
unless they can show due cause not to.”

Clause 67

LORD LIPSEY

 

Page 57, line 17, leave out from “person” to “in” in line 18 and insert “fraudulently
or negligently misrepresents or fails to disclose any material fact that they might
have reasonably been aware would have a bearing on expenditure incurred by the
local authority.”

Before Clause 69

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

BARONESS WHEELER

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Initial funding assessment

Before enactment of Part 1, the Secretary of State must ask the Office for
Budget Responsibility to complete by the end of 2014 a review of the
funding of adult social care that assesses—

(a)   the adequacy of current public funding of these services;

(b)   the proposals for funding the provisions in this Act;

(c)   the implications of the Act and its funding for the NHS over the
next five years; and

(d)   in particular the short and long term costs of setting the eligibility
criteria at the level set out in regulations.”

After Clause 82

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

BARONESS WHEELER

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Staffing numbers and skills mix

The Care Quality Commission shall, in carrying out its functions, have
regard to any official guidance on staffing numbers and skills mix.”

After Clause 83

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

BARONESS WHEELER

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Periodic reviews and assessments of standards of employment and impact of
quality of care

The Commission shall have a duty to carry out periodic reviews and
assessments of standards of employment in health and social care
provision with particular emphasis on workforce conditions which
support continuity and quality of care, and are consistent with the
wellbeing principle as set out in section 1.”

Before Clause 84

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

BARONESS WHEELER

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Duty of candour

(1)   Every organisation registered with the Care Quality Commission to
provide health or social care services must be honest, open and truthful in
all their dealing with patients and the public.

(2)   Organisational interests of those so registered must never be allowed to
outweigh the duty to be honest, open and truthful.

(3)   Where death or serious harm has been or may have been caused to a patient
by an act or omission of the organisation or its staff, the patient or any
lawfully entitled personal representative or other authorised person
should be—

(a)   informed of the incident;

(b)   given full disclosure of the surrounding circumstances; and

(c)   be offered an appropriate level of support,

whether or not the patient or representative has asked for this whether or not the patient or representative has asked for this
information.”information.”

After Clause 89

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

BARONESS WHEELER

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Regulation of health and care support workers

( )   The Secretary of State shall, by regulations and in consultation with the
Care Quality Commission, HEE and such other persons as it considers
appropriate, ensure the establishment of a system of regulation of health
and care support workers.

( )   For the purpose of subsection (1), a health or care support worker shall be
an individual who works in support of health or care professionals and
delivers direct care to service users.”

Prepared 3rd October 2013