Category Archives: Healthcare

CQC to Look at Oral Health in Care Homes

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, has announced a review of oral healthcare practices in care homes. Writing about this issue Andrea commented: “Although many residents of care homes are supported to maintain good oral health, there … Continue reading

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Are You Up To Date With The Latest CQC Regulatory Changes?

Following a consultation earlier this year, the CQC updated its guidance for independent healthcare providers in England and the resulting changes started to come into effect on 2nd July. The guidance sets out how the CQC will begin rating independent healthcare services that … Continue reading

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CQC and Live Music Now Set Care Homes a Musical Challenge!

Live Music Now and the Care Quality Commission are challenging care homes throughout Britain to do something musical and extraordinary to celebrate the Last Night of the Proms. During the first week of September 2018, they are urging care homes to share a photograph … Continue reading

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Real Time Care Planning Leads to CQC Outstanding Rating

The Care Quality Commission has found the care being provided at Ryecourt Nursing Home, Bispham, Blackpool, to be Outstanding following an inspection in May this year. Ryecourt Nursing Home provides accommodation and nursing care for up to 35 people. At … Continue reading

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Inadequate Risk Assessment and Care Planning Leads to CQC Registration Being Cancelled

The Care Quality Commission has cancelled the registration of a Croydon care home – effectively closing it down. Carlton House in Chatsworth Road, Croydon, remained rated Inadequate overall at its most recent inspection in March 2018. It was rated Inadequate … Continue reading

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CQC Advice For Care Homes When the Hot Weather Returns

The CQC has issued advice to those caring for the elderly, vulnerable and disabled during the hot weather. Making sure patients and clients are properly cared for during hot weather falls under the umbrella of making sure services are ‘safe’ … Continue reading

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Changes to CQC’s Attitude Towards Management of Controlled Drugs

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual review of the management of controlled drugs in England.  The report looks at the performance of those managing controlled drugs in England under the Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations … Continue reading

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Embracing New Technology to Support Patients and Carers Leads to CQC Outstanding Rating

Bluebird Care East Devon in New Street, Devon, a domiciliary care agency, has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May. Inspectors rated the service Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and … Continue reading

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CQC Publishes Updated Approach to Regulating Independent Healthcare Services

Following a consultation earlier this year, the CQC has updated its guidance for independent healthcare providers in England. The guidance sets out how the CQC will begin rating independent healthcare services that were previously unrated, such as independent ambulance services, independent … Continue reading

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CQC Reports Urgent Primary Care Services Doing Well Despite Pressures on the System

The CQC’s latest report on urgent primary care services shows that the majority of walk-in and urgent care centres, NHS 111 and GP out-of-hours services in England are doing well, with 128 rated good or outstanding (around 9 out of … Continue reading

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