In March 2019, the Care Quality Commission issued a report detailing the state of care in relation to independent ambulance services. It called upon patient transport providers and the wider system to do more to
The CQC and Ofsted have conducted a number of joint inspections since 2016, investigating how well local areas are fulfilling their responsibilities for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). These joint inspections will look at how
Leading charities have written a letter to the health secretary, appealing for relatives of care home residents to be treated as key workers. They argue that the current restrictions on family visitations are having “damaging
A new national survey from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that most patients were pleased with the care they received in hospital but were less confident about the arrangements surrounding hospital discharge and
Emergency transport and ambulance services are an area of healthcare that has rapidly had to adapt in recent months. This has been particularly difficult for independent ambulance services. As part of the Emergency Support Framework,
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has said that the rushed discharge of patients from hospitals to care homes during the peak of COVID-19, led to a surge in care home deaths.
At CQC Compliance, we’ve been looking at how all healthcare providers – particularly those involved in adult social care – will have to evolve and adapt to the new infection control standards that will follow
The past few months have seen an almost instantaneous change in how healthcare providers deliver their services. With new rules surrounding social distancing and personal protection, we’ve seen an overhaul in how services across the
With COVID-19 drastically changing the way healthcare providers run their organisations, there is nothing more important at this time than infection control. Public Health England – along with NHS England, NHS Improvement and other bodies
No matter what kind of healthcare service you provide, if you are regulated by the Care Quality Commission then you will also need to follow their registration process. Although this is predominantly an issue for
As the COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of everyone in the UK, care homes throughout the country are spiralling into crisis. Two of the major care home providers revealed today that 521 of their
The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus here in the UK has presented the health and social care sector with an unprecedented challenge. As the Coronavirus is fast-moving and ever-growing, proactive action is essential. The critical
The Care Quality Commission have announced an alteration to the registration framework in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Registration requests from new and existing providers will be given priority if they can help combat COVID-19.
We understand that this is a difficult time for the entire healthcare sector, therefore we want to help guide you during this time of uncertainty – providing both advice and support. This morning, Care Minister
A Government advisor – Dr. David Halpern – has said that residents in care homes could be ‘cocooned’ in the coming weeks in an attempt to protect residents from Coronavirus. He said: “There’s going to