Tag Archives: CQC

In August this year I wrote of my growing concern about the CQC’s rigid approach to registration of services for people with learning disabilities/autism. (https://www.ridout-law.com/ridout-report-august-2018-not-registering-the-right-support/) My concerns were around the CQC’s apparent failure to properly exercise its discretion when applying the Registering the Right Support guidance to registration applications. The experience of many of our […]

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 […]

The largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, Care England, has responded to the Competition and Market Authority’s consultation document on draft advice on consumer law for care home providers. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England has said:- “Unfortunately the CMA has limited the scope of its draft guidance […]