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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…

CQC Briefing: Is your service a closed culture?

On 1 November 2019, CQC issued guidance for inspectors and Mental Health Act reviewers on the risk factors involved with closed environments. This followed on from the Panorama program about Whorlton Hall in May 2019 and the earlier issues arising…

CQC launches Emergency Support Framework

CQC has now published its emergency support framework. It will be well known that CQC has suspended its usual inspections during the pandemic. However its statutory duties remain in place and the support framework is intended to provide a mechanism to…

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…