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New guidance on duty of candour  

The requirement for providers to comply with the duty of candour is set out in Regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. Providers will be well aware of the requirement, when a notifiable safety…

CQC continues with prosecutions

Although CQC has carried out fewer inspections during the pandemic, prosecution action continues, and there is a suggestion that there are around 2000 ongoing cases. The latest case highlights that even smaller value issues will be pursued. The Fremantle Trust was fined…

Health and Care sector fines update

Previous briefings have commented on the level of fines imposed on care home providers in proceedings taken either by the CQC or the HSE. Some recent cases provide additional guidance: A care home operated by the Catholic Church in Dundee was fined…

CQC Transitional Regulatory Approach

CQC has announced how it will approach inspections as they resume from September. It aims to contact every social care provider by March. During the period of the pandemic CQC has focused on its Emergency Support Framework (“ESF”). However from September…

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…

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…