Access Group launches tool to aid CQC compliance
The Access Group has added an Access Policies & Procedures tool to its Care Management Software suite to enable care managers to evidence compliance to the CQC.
The new tool contains over 260 policies for care providers. These policies will, according to Access Group, be continuously reviewed by a team of expert policy writers to ensure documentation is kept up to date. Care providers can easily upload their own documentation to the platform.
The solution is designed to help care providers improve efficiency and get the best ratings possible from the CQC.
Through the Access Policies & Procedures tool, documents can be updated quickly and allocated to relevant groups. Care staff can easily see what documentation they need to read and confirm they have understood the information with the click of a button. All documentation is written in plain English, there is a translation feature, and ‘easy read’ versions are available on key items.
Activity is visible in one dashboard, allowing managers to review and chase up outstanding items and demonstrate compliance to a regulator in a simple snapshot.
The group’s managing director Steve Sawyer said: “Access Policies & Procedures will make demonstrating compliance much easier for care managers. They will be able to manage and distribute policies to those who need to read them and can quickly identify any issues or instances where care workers need to be brought up to date. All actions are captured in an easy to view dashboard which can be used to help demonstrate compliance to the CQC.
“Provision of top-quality care is a key focus of all care providers. Our vision is to provide tools which remove time consuming tasks that are of course important, but ultimately take care workers and managers away from serving the needs of their residents and service users. Access Policies & Procedures makes compliance management easy, for what is a traditionally time consuming and complicated process.
“All home care and care home providers in England require policies and procedures to become a registered Care provider and maintain the ability to provide care. It is crucial for them to remain compliant. Access Policies & Procedures is a vital tool for care settings. We will be updating each policy in line with regulatory requirements and carrying out bulk updates twice annually to support settings with their compliance. We are confident in the quality of our policies as we have a team of expert policy writers who, collectively, have over 150 years of experience in the sector.”