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CQC guidance on registration requirements for GP federations

CQC has today published guidance for GP federations on registration requirements, which you can find on our GP providers page (it's located in the right panel under 'Registering your service', if you can't find it the direct file link is here). About guidance for GP Federations: We are now...

Care Quality Commision (CQC)

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. It came into being on 1st April 2009 bringing together the responsibilities of the Commission for Social Care Inspection, the Mental Health Act Commission and the Healthcare...

CQC Examples of Outstanding Practice Toolkit

The new online tool brings together a collection of some of the most innovative and effective examples of outstanding practice that CQC inspectors have found since implementing the new methodology. The tool intends to provide real-world, illustrative examples of high quality general practice...

CQC Infection Control

There have been a lot of 'urban myths' floating around over the past few years about what CQC will mean for practices such as practices having to remove any toys from waiting rooms and replacing all their carpets. These aren't true but there is a need for practices to be compliant with new...

CQC Inspections GPC Guidance

GPC has issued two separate pieces of guidance on the CQC registration and inspection procedure and these are available on the BMA website Full GPC Guidance on CQC Practice Inspections CQC Web tools on CQC inspections

CQC inspections GPC Guide

New guidance on CQC inspections has been published on the BMA website. This is a practical guide aimed at GP practices on how to prepare for a CQC inspection. It includes helpful tools including a check list, a presentation brief, key questions an inspector may ask and general hints and tips

CQC publishes new web tools for GP practices

Introduction to essential and recommended reading for GP practices CQC has published a new web-page on their website to help GP practices prepare for inspection. The web-page www.cqc.org.uk/gpintroguide gives a brief overview of the inspection process, and sign-posts to essential and...

CQC Registration update for Vanguards and other new Care Models

This update is intended for providers who are, or who are considering, providing new care models.This might include models described within the NHS England vanguard programme, or other innovative ways of delivering health and social care.It will help groups who are developing new models of care...

CQC Statement of Purpose

Please see the following link to the CQC website for guidance on writing a statement of purpose:: http://www.cqc.org.uk/search/apachesolr_search/Statement of purpose Your may also like to include the following in your Statement of Purpose: Prevent Ill health, improve well being and provide...

DBS Guidance

Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS previously CRBs) – Guidance - August 2015 Who needs a DBS? DBS Eligibility criteria is strictly regulated by law and can only be obtained for certain roles. Please check by referring to – DBS Website and the NHS Employers DBS Eligibility Tool. Types of...

Feedback from Practice Managers on recent CQC Visits

St James Medical Centre Taunton We only had two inspectors one of whom was a GP. They arrived at 8am prompt. We had produced / agreed a timetable of the day, although at some points there was deviation from this. The inspection team was very accommodating for those people who had limited time...

Guidance for Providers to display CQC ratings

These ratings tell the public whether a service is outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate. The guidance and Consultation documents can be found on the CQC website Key points to note from the guidance: If you have been awarded a rating (outstanding, good, requires improvement or...

Infection Preventions Solutions

Infection Prevention Solutions was formed in response to the requirements of the health and social care sector enabling those service providers without in-house comprehensive Infection Control training, to meet the statutory requirements of both the Department of Health and Care Quality...

Legionnaires CQC Myth Buster

CQC Produced a Myth buster on Legionella as they had been contacted by many practices for advice, All systems require a risk assessment, but not all systems will require elaborate control measures. Neither CQC nor HSE make any requirements about who carries out the risk assessment; the HSE...

Letter to CQC from South West Regional LMCs

South West Regional LMCs have written directly to Professor Nigel Sparrow to state their unhappiness over the proposed rise in CQC fees and how this could adversly effect patient care read the letter in full here Our thanks To Dr Mark Sanford Wood Medical Secretary Devon LMC

Mandatory Training for Practice Staff

There are no statutory regulations that specify how often primary care staff should be trained. Fundamentally, it is important that if anything untoward happened in your practice, the Partners could stand in front of a coroner or judge and justify that the training they had provided for their...

New Regulations and Responsibilities for CQC

April will bring significant changes to how we regulate the 49,500 health and adult social care providers and services across the country, which are dedicated to making sure people receive the best care possible at all times. From next month, health and adult social care providers in England...

Top tips and Prompts Preparing a Practice for a CQC Inspection

These hints tips and prompts have been compiled after research into the CQC Inspection process, with the purpose of helping the GP practice get ready for the CQC Inspection.Some hints,tips and prompts are general whilst others relate specifically to what the CQC calls KeyLinesofEnquiry (KLOE)....

What CQC is looking for in relation to Safeguarding

This Useful table highlights the common themes identified in inspection reports mapped against each Key Line of Enquiry (KLOE) for Safeguarding