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Care Quality Commission

18th September 2013

Driving Up Quality – Are you in?

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

A new code of practice has been launched to encourage providers of services to people with learning disabilities to work...

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16th September 2013

Recruiting for Winter Pressures

Rosie Robinson Domiciliary Care Specialist

Once the busy August period is over- and as I get my breath back I start to plan for Winter...

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30th August 2013

The Scandal of 15 Minute Homecare Visits

Rosie Robinson Domiciliary Care Specialist

UNISON have recently been raising awareness about the scandal of 15 minute Homecare visits. Following a Freedom of Information request,...

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09th August 2013

CQC: To rate or not to rate?

Rosie Robinson Domiciliary Care Specialist

The newly appointed CQC Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, will make developing a ratings system for homecare...

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07th August 2013

Bullying at the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

Recent publicity about worrying levels of bullying at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has a good side to it. But firstly,...

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07th August 2013

Lessons learned? – CQC raises the compliance bar for prospective learning disability service providers.

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

It appears that a change is coming for prospective providers of learning disability services, as CQC release plans that see...

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02nd August 2013

Are we expecting too much?

Rosie Robinson Domiciliary Care Specialist

This month I welcomed the Cavendish report which reviewed the role of Support Workers in social care. The independent report,...

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22nd July 2013

Preparing for Inspections

Rosie Robinson Domiciliary Care Specialist

t’s always nerve-wracking when you are expecting any independent inspection of your service. I recall a time when the CQC would...

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10th July 2013

Adding value to staff supervision

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

One of the notable benefits of the findings of the serious case review into the Winterbourne View scandal is new...

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09th July 2013

Creation of the CQC: Masterstroke or mistake?

alexqcs

Once a masterstroke In the wake of recent events that have put the CQC in the headlines, the regulator is under...

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