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Update on the CQC’s New Regulatory Approach – Inspection Frequency, Evidence Gathering and the New Rating System

The CQC has recently published further information on its new regulatory approach, most notably in relation to the frequency of assessment, how it will gather evidence and its new scoring system for reaching ratings. Frequency of assessment Assessment frequency will be dependent on the information the CQC receives and the evidence it collects about a …

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Adult social care providers to provide data via a Capacity Tracker or face financial penalties from November 2022!

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of having robust data flows in the adult social care (“ASC”) sector. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health and Social Care (“DHSC”) had no comprehensive national source of data from providers on capacity, workforce status or numbers of people in receipt of care. The Government, …

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Is time running out to protect the vulnerable against COVID-19 this winter?

Campaigners backed by charities such as Kidney Care UK and the MS Society and more than 120 medical experts have a collective message to the UK Government on 18 October 2022. They have stated that time is now running out, ahead of another winter during which the most vulnerable will yet again have to shield …

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UK looks to be winning the fight against monkeypox

The monkeypox situation in the UK is looking ‘very positive’ with cases continuing to fall according to one of Britain’s leading infectious disease modellers, Professor Neil Ferguson. Professor Neil Ferguson believes vaccines and increased vigilance have played a part in driving down cases from the peak, recorded in July this year. The UK Health Security …

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Internal Unrest at the CQC

CQC’s own staff are fearful of voicing their opinions on the CQC’s new regulatory approach due to a closed-culture attitude. In 2021 the CQC revealed a new regulatory approach, stating that it wanted to drop scheduled inspections in favour of a “more flexible, targeted approach”, using data and other insights in an effort to provide …

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Government Announces Support for Businesses Amid Energy Crisis

A new Government Energy Bill Relief Scheme was announced on 21 September 2022 and will provide a discount on wholesale gas and electricity prices for non-domestic customers (i.e. businesses). This scheme will provide businesses, charities and other public sector organisations with equivalent relief to what households have received through the Energy Price Guarantee. It will …

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