Care Quality Commission inspection visits can happen at any time, so ensuring your facility meets all CQC compliance standards and staff are trained to appropriate levels is absolutely vital. One of the keys to CQC compliance is ensuring the accuracy of all documented evidence is maintained; this is also vital for maintaining accurate records of incidents and risks within the facility. But what documented evidence is required for a CQC Inspection?
What documented evidence is required for a CQC Inspection?
The essential documented evidence for any facility will depend on its activities and remit. If you operate a residential facility for patients with mental health issues, for example, you are working with a very vulnerable service user group, so documenting all evidence of interactions is absolutely vital. Interactions could include therapeutic sessions and interventions, medication issues, and also extensive coverage of any risks to service users or incidents that occur during daily activities.
If your residential facility does get visited by CQC inspectors, the documentary evidence you provide will be an essential focus of the inspection. Therefore, it really does pay to ensure the entire workforce is trained in the appropriate way to document evidence and that team leaders/managers understand the best ways to conduct and action audits.
CQC Compliance specialises in auditing training for management teams which will help any care facility tighten up procedures. We tailor our training to meet your needs exactly, and all our reports can be added to your documentary evidence file and used in the event of CQC inspections.
The CQC issued a number of provider resources in 2018 which may help you learn from the safety incidents you experience as well as safety incidents that have occurred at other locations. You may find this information also provides assistance and learning.
If you would like to find out more about the ways CQC Compliance can help you strengthen the documentary evidence and procedures adopted in your facility, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We specialise in the support and training that’s needed within the care sector and all our services are tailored to meet your needs exactly. Whether you run a residential care facility, GP surgery or hospital, the experts at CQC Compliance can gear all regulatory and compliance training to suit your way of operating and ensure you maintain consistently high standards of care at all times.