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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…

Sexual Safety through empowerment 1 – Findings

The CQC has recently published “Promoting sexual safety through empowerment’ (the ‘Report’), which looks at: how adult social care services keep people safe from sexual harms and; how services can support individuals to express their sexuality. The CQC has drawn on conversations with providers,…

Covid-19 – visiting care homes at end of life

The Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care plan provides details of how the government will support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak. The policy paper sets out the government’s plan for: controlling the spread of infection in care…