The Ridout Report

The Notice of Proposal: a forgone conclusion or a meaningful last chance saloon?

I’ve lost count of the number of calls that Ridouts has received from panicked health and social care providers over the years, anxious about an alien piece of correspondence that has just landed in their inbox from CQC, Ofsted or any other regulator. The wording can be confusing to a provider that has never faced …

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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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Musings on CQC’s proposed strategy on regulating the health and social sector through 2021

CQC announced a consultation on its new strategy to take it from 2021 and beyond recently. In this article I pull out some key observations from this consultation and what impact they may have on the health and social sector. There are some positive measures proposed by the CQC but the one area which appears …

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CQC Letters of Intent: A precursor to urgent action – don’t miss the opportunity to stop it escalating

As reported on in our October 2020 Newsletter, the introduction of CQC’s Transitional Monitoring Approach means that the CQC is moving away from timetabled inspections and towards a more risk based approach.  The CQC will base the action it takes on the information it is in receipt of, but this does not necessarily mean that …

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CQC’s Transitional Monitoring Approach

During the period of the pandemic, CQC paused routine inspections and introduced the Emergency Support Framework (“ESF”) with the intention of focusing on the immediate risks presented by the pandemic. CQC has now developed its new Transitional Monitoring Approach (“TMA”) which is meant to bring together elements of its existing methodologies relying on the approach …

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Safeguarding referrals – to notify or not to notify the CQC?

All providers will (we hope) be familiar with safeguarding referrals. These need to be made to the relevant safeguarding authority when certain incidents, events, or near misses arise in the provision of care services. Many events which lead to safeguarding referrals also fall within the definition of what must be notified to the CQC as …

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