CQC prosecutions

CQC Enforcement – An ever increasing risk for providers? Will you be next?

As the CQC continue to develop their strategy for 2021, we are seeing a number of practical changes in their approach. It is no secret that they are undertaking more activity based on risk and focusing efforts on services where they perceive concerns have arisen, or patient safety is at risk. It is perhaps then …

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CQC’s use of criminal prosecutions of health and social care providers

CQC has the ability to prosecute providers criminally for breaches of certain regulations with the one most commonly used being the failure to provide safe care and treatment (Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities Regulations 2014: Regulation 12); but in addition harm or risk of harm must be proved.  Prosecutions that progress through …

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