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Spotting a ‘closed culture’ – CQC inspections

The Care Quality Commission (‘CQC’) has produced guidance (‘Guidance’) for their inspection teams and Mental Health Act reviewers to assist them in identifying ‘closed cultures’ at the earliest opportunity and to take appropriate action to prevent recurrence of the abuse…

Children’s homes and healthcare: Registration issues

In December 2019 guidance was published to clarify arrangements for: Children’s homes which provide healthcare Children’s healthcare settings, if the main function is care and accommodation rather than provision of acute interventions. The guidance is intended to assist inspectors and providers in reaching…

Key changes to CQC Factual Accuracy Check Guidance

The CQC recently implemented an updated version of its factual accuracy check (‘FAC’) guidance, as part of its improvement of the factual accuracy process.  It follows a consultation run by the CQC last year and deals with the process whereby providers can challenge areas…

Dental Health Care must improve says CQC

Over a period of three months between October 2018 and January 2019 the CQC dental inspectors attended 100 routine planned inspections with adult social care teams.  They spoke with staff, residents and their relatives to assess the management of oral…