All posts by: Laura Paton

About Laura Paton

In August this year I wrote of my growing concern about the CQC’s rigid approach to registration of services for people with learning disabilities/autism. ( My concerns were around the CQC’s apparent failure to properly exercise its discretion when applying the Registering the Right Support guidance to registration applications. The experience of many of our […]

Last month CQC announced that they had updated their guidance on “How CQC monitors inspects and regulates adult social care services”. This document replaced the old Provider handbooks in November 2017. Of particular interest is the addition of a new section to the guidance setting out CQC’s position with regard to services repeatedly rated as […]

New versions of CQC guidance on “Disclosure of Information to Providers” and “Sharing Information” reveal a worrying shift in CQC’s stance regarding disclosure of inspection notes to providers. In relation to such requests, the 2015 Sharing Information guidance stated: “Providers may consider that they need to receive this information from CQC in order to be […]

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