Tag Archives: Care Quality Commission assessment

What a CQC inspection visit means for GP

From April every practice in England is expected to be subject to a CQC inspection at least once every two years, with practices normally receiving just 24 or 48 hours’ notice of an inspection visit. The CQC is running mock … Continue reading

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Quality and Risk Profiles

QRPs are an essential tool for providers, commissioners and CQC staff in monitoring compliance with the Essential standards of quality and safety. They help in assessing where risks lie and can play a key role in providers’ own internal monitoring … Continue reading

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Surprise home care inspections underway

The Care Quality Commission (CCQ) has embarked on a special programme of 250 unannounced inspections of home care services. Over the next three months the CQC will be carrying out inspections to test ways of getting better information about how … Continue reading

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CQC statement on Panorama

“CQC carries out an unannounced inspection of every care and nursing home in England every year – more often if we believe people may be at risk. This system of regulation can and does identify poor care which CQC then … Continue reading

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Care home worker sentenced

A care home worker who abused a resident at a home in London has been sentenced today. Jonathan Aquino, 30, was sentenced to 18 months, half custodial and half on licence, for abusing an 80 year old woman with dementia … Continue reading

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CQC has moved to a new four region structure

The CQC have moved to a new four region structure to support the improvements to their model. The four regions – South, London, Central and North – align with the structure of the NHS Commissioning Board and are each led by an … Continue reading

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CQC inspection changes underway

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is starting to introduce improvements to the way it inspects health and social care services. The changes follow a consultation by CQC on how it regulates. The changes, which will be phased in, mean that CQC … Continue reading

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CQC inspects termination of pregnancy services

The Secretary of State has asked the CQC, as the regulatory agency with direct powers to inspect and seize evidence across the NHS and independent sector, to conduct these inspections of pregnancy services as a priority. The CQC has stated that … Continue reading

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Review of health care in care homes published

The CQC have published the results of a review of how the health care needs of people living in care homes are met. The review focussed on health care services for older people and people with learning disabilities in care homes. … Continue reading

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Outpatient Survey 2011

The results of the latest survey conducted by the Care Quality Commission show that more patients are treated with respect and dignity but the way they are given information about treatments and results needs to improve. More than 72,000 outpatients … Continue reading

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