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COVID-19 outbreak: care home crisis management

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 area of importance is to ensure that the quality of health and social services remains at the highest possible level, without endangering care workers.

Ensuring best practice is observed is essential.

CQC Compliance support can be enlisted remotely to provide guidance, ensuring that carers fully understand the requirements that care homes must meet in order to protect their clients and ensure compliance with CQC regulations.

Friends and family of the elderly in care homes will naturally be anxious to ensure that their loved ones will get the best possible protection against contracting the COVID-19 virus.

Public Health England has issued guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak which care professionals should be observing. This includes assessing and managing suspected infections in residential environments. Full guidance procedures can be found here.

The COVID-19 outbreak brings home the importance of compliance even more. CQC Compliance is here to help in this crisis, whether providing updated Policies and Procedures, Compliance Guidance or Management Support.

For more information about our Interim Management Support, please read more here.