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How The CQC Will Score Practices Under Its New Regulatory Approach

The CQC is changing its approach to how it regulates GP practices. My colleague, Gemma Nicholas, recently wrote an article outlining the CQC’s new strategy and regulatory approach and what this might mean for practices. The CQC has released further detail on how it intends to assess providers within its new regulatory model; including its …

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Press Releases – The Right To Speak Up

It is common knowledge within the health and social care sector that an inspection by the CQC is accompanied by an inspection report. This inspection report, whether challenged by way of factual accuracy comments, or not, is eventually published on the CQC’s website for the purpose of public viewing.  For information on how to challenge …

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Expert Panel Evaluates Government’s commitments to health and social care workforce in England

In an attempt to tackle the health and social care workforce crisis, the Government made commitments to the sector in 2021, through aiding the building of a skilled workforce, planning for the workforce and the wellbeing of the people at work. Earlier this month, the panel, who is comprised of medical experts, evaluated a scattering …

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Whistleblowing Disclosures On The Rise – How Effective Are Your Governance Systems?

Introduction In the latest 2020-2021 healthcare professional regulators whistleblowing report, whistleblowing disclosures have risen to 192 from 107 in the previous year. This substantial increase has largely been attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, but is also indicative of a rising trend of whistleblowing within the health and social care sector, due to a growing divide …

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