Advantages of belonging to East Midlands Care

  • Providing members with advance notice of forthcoming changes to regulatory requirements.
  • Representation of your views to commissioners, inspectors and other key bodies.
  • Representation on the executive board of the Care England (Formerly ECCA and the Registered Nursing Homes Association).
  • Sample documents, procedures and forms required by law. (e.g. Care plan templates, Contract of Employment, Resident’s Contract).
  • Advice and Guidance in keeping up with the ever changing demands of the sector.
  • Share information, problem solving and solutions with like-minded members at our Bi-monthly schedule of meetings.
  • Presentations to the membership by invited speakers on current topics of interest.
  • Help with understanding the implications of local contracts, eligibility criteria and funding streams.
  • Impartial and practical help and advice on the hundreds of different issues that providers face on a daily basis.
  • Free initial telephone advice from our legal advisers on employment issues or with your commercial contracts.
  • The right to display the EMCARE Logo in your marketing whilst in membership.

Recent Work

A cost calculator has been developed by EMCARE sufficiently detailed for members to include in their submission and found acceptable to commissioning. For comparison we have also commissioned an independent review by Laing & Buisson to provide a toolkit calculating a fair market price for care.

Guidelines have been developed to encourage good practice which will result in the eligibility criteria for Continuing Care being applied in a way that; achieves consistency and equity across the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, is service user focused, is holistic and individualised and promotes best practice.

The council is now working with EMCARE as a direct result of our judicial review against Leicestershire County Council to establish a fair price to be paid for funded residents and to agree a fee that is sufficient to cover the cost of the service. Legal advice has been sought to ensure that Leicestershire is following a correct and structured process in its review of the fees paid.

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