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How to get the best out of a CQC inspection

CQC has recently published guidance on “How to get the most out of inspection”. This includes commentary on what good inspection looks and feels like. The guidance has been put together involving several relevant stakeholders such as Care England and the…

Covid-19 – care home visiting

The Government has today, 22 July 2020, published guidance on visits to care homes. This had been anticipated for some time, but in view of the delay, previous guidance had been issued by the Care Providers Association (“CPA”). The guidance has…

A public inquiry into the coronavirus?

The possibility of an inquiry into the country’s response to the coronavirus is something that has been raised with increasing frequency. The number of deaths in care homes alone is clearly a tragedy that needs careful consideration: some have suggested…

CQC Inspections update

All providers will be aware that CQC has stopped undertaking routine inspections during the period of the pandemic, limiting on-site inspections to cases of high risk. Instead, their monitoring function has been carried out using the Emergency Support Framework, which…

Covid-19 – Workplace Testing and Monitoring

The ICO has published guidance on Covid -19 workplace testing and monitoring. Whilst some organisations have been engaged in testing for several weeks now, others are planning to return to the workplace and have questions about what is and isn’t…