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CQC to Adjust Regulatory Activity until end of March 2023 to Ease Pressures in Health and Social Care

The CQC have announced some changes to their approach to inspection in adult social care in response to the pressures that the sector is currently experiencing. Notably, the CQC has said that they will, “Increase the number of inspections of care homes and homecare agencies with a current rating of requires improvement. Inspections will be …

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CQCs New Regulatory Model Set To Be Introduced In Spring 2023, What Will Be Changing?

Many will now be aware that the CQC is set to switch to a new regulatory model. This will impact how the regulator conducts inspections on health and social care providers. It is proposed that the new regulatory model will be implemented from Spring 2023. The updated model will feature a new data driven approach, …

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A Shift In Culture – The key to avoiding Risk-Based Inspections

Over 50% of CQC inspections in Adult Social Care are currently triggered by “information of concern” and providers should take note that over 55% of these “risk based” inspections have resulted in a rating of Requires Improvement or Inadequate. Providers should therefore be very wary of any “Information of concern”, which is not limited to …

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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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