Tag Archives: CQC inspection

The CQC has set out proposals for a new factual accuracy process and has invited providers of health and social care providers to comment on suggested changes. In August this year CQC asked for views on ways they can improve their factual accuracy process. In response to these views, which included making the process digital […]

CQC has completed its first cycle of inspections under its new inspection regime. But, what now? How have inspections impacted the adult social care sector? The Kings Fund and Alliance Manchester Business School (“AMBS”) have produced a report evaluating the CQC’s approach to inspecting and rating health and social care providers. The findings of the […]

CQC inspections have, for years, been considered a “snap-shot” of a home/location on the day of the inspection.  CQC rock up, take a view of what they find, and then write a report and make a judgment on an appropriate rating. When challenging inspection report findings and ratings, sometimes our clients will provide us with evidence […]

The 2018 Football World Cup was the first in history where live Video Assistant Referees (VAR) were brought in with the ambition of improving the quality or refereeing decisions.  It hoped to achieve this by bringing to the referee’s attention in real time points of play which might have eluded them otherwise.  CQC allows its […]

As David Behan prepares to depart his position as Chief Executive of the CQC this is a good opportunity to consider the impact that he has had on the health and social care sector. Having inherited an organisation on the brink of destruction, thanks to the mismanagement of Cynthia Bower and the effects of the […]

Last month CQC announced that they had updated their guidance on “How CQC monitors inspects and regulates adult social care services”. This document replaced the old Provider handbooks in November 2017. Of particular interest is the addition of a new section to the guidance setting out CQC’s position with regard to services repeatedly rated as […]

Since the introduction of the CQC rating system in 2014 there have been various revisions of CQC’s guidance to providers on how it monitors, inspects and regulates adult social care services which impact how CQC makes judgements and how providers can challenge these. It is important for providers to challenge factual inaccuracies and misleading comments […]