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Ed Watkinson

Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

Posts by Ed Watkinson:

10th May 2022

CQC changes regulatory approach for service providers

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is changing the way it assesses service providers. Ed Watkinson, Residential Care and Inspection Specialist...

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25th October 2021

What changes will Liberty Protection Safeguards bring and how can services best prepare for them?

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

The social care sector is still waiting for the Liberty of Protection Safeguards (LPS), which will replace DoLs, to come...

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22nd October 2021

What we know so far about the new CQC inspection process

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

As a result of COVID-19 all of us in social care have had to be adaptable and find different ways...

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19th January 2021

Bullet points of draft CQC strategy (Last update: 19.01.21)

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

You can download the highlights of the draft CQC strategy here: DOWNLOAD NOW Alternatively, read the update here: Bullet points of draft CQC...

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08th April 2020

How to achieve Outstanding in the Well-Led category?

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

In my last piece, I suggested ways in which you could score highly in the Safe key question, which as...

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07th April 2020

What makes for a well-led care home?

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

Demonstrating to a CQC inspector that a service is Well-led is one of the most challenging domain key questions for...

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14th May 2018

New Care Inspection Framework

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

As you know, the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) is now requiring that you re-register with them, submitting your application by...

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14th May 2018

Goodbye to Paper, Hello to Freedom

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

  People have been talking about technology, innovation and the limiting nature of tying yourself down to paper in all areas...

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06th July 2017

The State of Adult Social Care Services

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

The Care Quality Commission has released an important report that summarises their views on the first round of inspections completed...

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14th June 2017

Care Quality Commission – Changes to your inspection process

Ed Watkinson Residential Care & Inspection Specialist

The CQC have released the results of their first consultation on the ‘next phase of regulation’. This consultation took place...

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