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Challenging CQC inspection reports and ratings – DDN – December 2018

CQC now has the power to rate independent standalone substance misuse services and is currently rolling out its first wave of comprehensive inspections to establish a ratings baseline for future inspections.  This is the first time such services are being rated by CQC.  Adverse ratings can have a negative impact on the financial and operational …

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Healthcare Business- Trial by Media – providers’ reputations are at risk

CQC are and have, for some time, been pressing the Department of Health for a change in regulation to allow it to publish information about enforcement action it has taken which “forced improvement”. This was discussed at the CQC December 2016 Board Meeting where concern was expressed that CQC could not publish information about enforcement …

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Ridout Report – CQC’s proposals put providers’ reputations at risk

At its most recent board meeting, CQC discussed its wish to persuade the Department of Health to amend existing legislation to enable it to “demonstrate when it has forced positive action” from providers. Currently the CQC is not permitted to publish information on any enforcement action being taken against a provider until that action has …

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