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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…

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…