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CQC Panorama
7
Jun
2019

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently under the Panorama spotlight following inspection shortfallings despite whistleblowing concerns.

GP & Clinic CQC failures 2019
30
Apr
2019

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently published a report setting out its findings from their inspections of independent doctor & clinic services providing medical care in England.

Factual accuracy
16
Apr
2019

Last year, CQC proposed changes to its factual accuracy process and asked providers for their views, which included the introduction of a word limit for factual accuracy comments.

Fire safety
29
Mar
2019

A report released by London Fire and Rescue Service in February has again raised concerns about fire safety in care homes.

NHS Continuing Care
14
Mar
2019

A mere 24% of eligibility assessments in the third quarter of 2018 resulted in NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. The LA Community Care team shares top tips to help secure funding.

Mental Capacity Act reform
1
Mar
2019

With the recent press coverage on the Mental Capacity Act Amendment Bill (MCA Bill), James Pantling-Skeet explains the key principles & proposed reform.

elderly-man
18
Feb
2019

The UK health & social care crisis continues as new Age UK research reports more than 77 deaths occur per day while awaiting care package.

Falls from windows
3
Jan
2019

CQC has recently published new guidance as part of its series of “learning from safety incidents” resources on its website on “falls from windows”.

6
Nov
2018

The First Tier Tribunal has this week issued a welcome judgment, criticising CQC for its decision to refuse an application by Centurion Health Care Limited to vary the conditions of its registration.

what-is-a-fact CQC
26
Oct
2018

It is a concern that we are frequently approached by care providers whose draft inspection reports contain ‘facts’ about the operation of the service at the time of a CQC inspection, which the providers tell us are not true.