Laura Paton

Laura Paton

CQC publishes its review of DNACPR decisions during COVID-19

The CQC has today published its review and recommendations following the special review it conducted into concerns that ‘do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ (DNACPR) decisions were being applied to groups of people, rather than taking into account each person’s individual circumstances during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Concerns included that that DNACPR decisions were being made …

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CQC’s Consultation on “Changes for Flexible Regulation”- What could it mean for Providers?

January 2021 saw the release of two important consultation documents by the CQC. The first was its consultation on its strategy from 2021 and beyond which has now closed. The second, and the subject of this article, is its consultation “Changes for Flexible Regulation” which is currently live and open for responses. Both documents set …

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A Word of Warning about CQC Warning Notices

In October 2020 my colleague, Caroline Barker, wrote about the CQC’s new transitional regulatory approach, the shift to inspections based on risk, and how this could impact GP practices. One of the identified risks of this new approach is that of conclusions, informed by non-triangulated or incorrect evidence arising out of inspections carried out without …

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Winter is Coming – Will it Bring Increased CQC Enforcement Action? As published in Caring Times

On 18 September 2020, the Government published its ‘Covid-19 Winter Plan 2020 to 2021’ setting out the national support for the adult social care sector in England to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It contains a number of support measures and is accompanied by a welcome commitment to provide over £500million of additional funding …

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CQC rolls out its Transitional Regulatory Approach for ASC Services – As published in Care Home Management Magazine

CQC has announced that, from 6 October 2020, it will roll out its Transitional Regulatory Approach (TRA) to Adult Social Care services. The TRA is the way CQC will continue to inspect and regulate services through the next stage of the Covid-19 pandemic. It follows on from the Emergency Support Framework (ESF) initiated in response …

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