Mastering the CQC Registered Manager’s Interview: A Guide to Success

CQC Registered Manager

Introduction: As a Registered Manager, your role is pivotal in ensuring the delivery of high-quality care and maintaining compliance with Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards. The CQC Registered Manager’s interview is a crucial step in demonstrating your knowledge, skills, and commitment to providing excellent care. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the essential steps […]

Care Homes vs. Supported Living in the UK: Understanding the Differences

Introduction As the population in the United Kingdom continues to age, the demand for various types of care and support services for older adults and individuals with disabilities has grown. Two prominent options for such care are care homes and supported living arrangements. While both provide essential services, they differ significantly in terms of their […]

CQC new single assessment framework

CQC are introducing their new inspection framework “Our assessment framework is built on our five key questions and well-known ratings system and is what we use to set out our view of quality and make judgements. We will start to introduce it in phases and be clear when it will directly affect health and care […]

What to expect once you have submitted your CQC Manager application?

You have submitted your CQC Manager application, so what’s next?   Validation Once you have submitted your application to be a registered manager at the new provider, it will be sent along with the main application to CQC. CQC will then check that all the applications have been completed correctly (CQC call this process ‘validation’). […]

New report shows improvement to oral health in care homes

The follow-up to CQC’s 2019 review shows many of CQC’s recommendations have been taken on board. But access to dentists and inclusion of oral health in care plans could be better. Read the report here – https://www.cqc.org.uk/press-release/cqc-finds-improvements-oral-health-care-homes

CQC’s New Approach to Assessing Local Authorities

The Health and Care Act 2022 gives CQC new powers that allow them to provide a meaningful and independent assessment of care at a local authority and integrated care system level. CQC are expecting their new powers to start this April. They will enable CQC to start to understand the quality of care in a local […]

CQC New Single Assessment Framework

Our assessment framework is built on our five key questions and well-known ratings system and is what we use to set out our view of quality and make judgements. We will start to introduce it in phases and be clear when it will directly affect health and care providers. We are publishing our new framework […]

What Are The 5 CQC KLoE Standards?

Care Home Policies and Procedures

The CQC, Care Quality Commission is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. Since the last year, CQC has been closely watched by governmental adult social care providers over their new strategy for regulation, inspection, and monitoring of adult care services.  It is those 5 KLOE, Key Lines of Enquiry that ensure […]

Preparing for a CQC Inspection

CQC Inspection

If you run a primary healthcare facility, then you can expect an inspection from the CQC (Care Quality Commission) any time. The inspection determines whether a care facility is up to standards or not and which areas need to be looked into to improve the service. Inspection criteria: Before preparing for a formal visit, one […]