Category Archives: Healthcare

Poor Risk Management and Safeguarding Issues Lead to CQC Registration Being Cancelled

The CQC has cancelled Viewpark Care Home’s registration following multiple breaches of the regulations, and ongoing and serious concerns in relation to the provision of safe care and treatment. There were repeated breaches in relation to: The Mental Capacity Act, assessing … Continue reading

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Have Your Say Over the CQC’s Proposed Changes to Regulatory Fees

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its consultation on provider fees for 2019/20. Proposed changes will affect: community social care (including domiciliary care) dental services residential social care The Proposals The CQC’s proposals will see an increase in fees for the … Continue reading

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Networking, Workforce Management Software and Productive Team Meetings Contribute to CQC Outstanding Rating

Carefound Home Care (Wilsmlow) a care agency in Wilmslow Cheshire has received an overall rating of Outstanding following an inspection in August 2018 by the Care Quality Commission. Inspectors rated the service Outstanding for being safe, effective, caring responsive and … Continue reading

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CQC Reports One In Seven Older People Can’t Access The Care Services They Need

This year’s State of Care Report from the CQC shows that most people receiving care are still getting good care – but there are significant issues accessing care, with one in seven older people having unmet care needs. The Care Quality Commission’s … Continue reading

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Unregistered Domiciliary Care Provider Prosecuted by CQC

A company director that illegally provided domiciliary care services from three north London addresses has been fined more than £3,500 at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court. The company was not registered with the Care Quality Commission as required by the Health … Continue reading

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Lack of Management Oversight Contributes to CQC Inadequate Rating

A GP practice in the London borough of Newham has been rated Inadequate overall by the Care Quality Commission. Previously it was rated as Good. Boleyn Road Practice, which looks after more than 6,500 patients, was rated Inadequate for being safe, … Continue reading

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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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