CQC inspection reports

One year on: How is CQC’s regulatory model working in practice and what will change?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and social care landscape has changed dramatically including in relation to the way in which the CQC regulates the sector. In May 2021, the CQC published its strategy, ‘A new strategy for the changing world of health and social care – CQC’s strategy from 2021’ which …

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CQC’s Updated Regulatory Approach – Has Anything Really Changed?

On 27 January 2022, the CQC announced that, following the easing of Covid restriction across the country, it has reviewed and updated its regulatory approach, with the changes to take effect from 1 February 2022. What is changing? The main changes relate to providers of acute hospitals, ambulance services and general practice. In December 2021, …

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A New Approach for CQC Inspectors, Draft Inspection Reports and Ratings

As its 2021-2025 strategy has developed, the CQC forewarned us that it would be taking a more flexible approach to inspection activity and ratings. We have been a vocal critic of some of the rigidities of the past regime, but increased flexibility in regulation is not without its pitfalls, and we have been waiting patiently …

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CQC finally set to inspect ‘Requires Improvement’ rated care homes

In its latest publication on the 21 December 2021 the CQC has announced that it will finally begin to inspect care homes rated ‘Requires Improvement’. This means that up to 14% of care homes in the UK (3,271) care homes will now be subject to inspections once again. As part of a wider amendment to …

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Update on CQC Strategy – Monthly Risk Reviews and Monitoring Calls

As we watch with interest as its new regulatory strategy develops, the CQC has announced that they will be carrying out a monthly risk review of most services in the health and social care sector as part of their “Monitoring Approach”. This approach to regulatory activity appears to build largely on the Transitional Monitoring Approach …

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CQC’s New Strategy & Smarter Regulation

On 27 May 2021, CQC launched what it described as its “ambitious new strategy” for 2021 onwards. The strategy aims to achieve 12 outcomes across the following four themes: People and communities; Smarter regulation; Safety through learning; and Accelerating improvement From a regulatory perspective, the theme of “Smarter Regulation” will be of particular interest to …

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