Expert Insights

Latest news stories and opinions about the Dental, GP and Care Industries. For your ease of use, we have established categories under which you can source the relevant articles and news items.

Care Quality Commission

30th October 2018

The State of Social Care

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  Looking at the ‘state’ of it. I always think the title sounds like an old dress being brought out to check...

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09th October 2018

Walk the Talk: Remembering your well-being in your CQC registered service

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Overload I stood in the aisle of the Supermarket pondering how to add a toaster to my overflowing basket. I had...

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25th September 2018

Displaying your CQC rating

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

August’s CQC briefing reminds me of times when, working in a care setting, there were days when I truly believed...

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10th September 2018

Are we ensuring Dignity choice and control?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Indulging me….or supporting?! Last term I had been helping out at my son’s school for the odd hour.  I’m relishing the...

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29th August 2018

A look at what the CQC inspectors may discover about your team work

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Musical aspirations As a child I was involved in a musical at the local theatre. My parents were proud I had...

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13th August 2018

Why Planning ahead for Incidents is Essential for your Service

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  Hot days bring on safety thoughts In life, we often only think to plan for those events that happen infrequently when...

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16th July 2018

Taking a CQC Registered Service rated Inadequate and making it Good!

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

    How do you feel about comparisons? My daughter's face is screwed up tight. Her big blue eyes have almost vanished. Comparing...

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14th May 2018

Part 4: Steps to CQC Registering as a new Provider: The site visit

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  When CQC registration is on the line…First Impressions really do count! Awkward meetings When I first met my husband’s mother 15 years...

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11th May 2018

Online GP/Primary Care Services from the CQC’s March 2018 Provider Update

Leah Biller General Practice Specialist

  In the CQC March 2018 update, Professor Steve Field shared findings from recent inspections of online GP/primary care services. Online...

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04th May 2018

Tribunal rules on CQC Conditions not to admit without prior approval

Stuart Marchant

  Over the last six months, the Care Standards Tribunal has considered two appeals against CQC's imposition of conditions which limit...

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