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Staying on the front foot for CQC inspections

Rachel Adamson, founder and head of fraud and regulatory at Adkirk Law, looks at how care homes can ensure they are prepared for a CQC inspection this year

In the first month of 2023, twelve care homes that had undergone inspections by the Care Quality Commission were rated inadequate. As persistent staffing troubles and wider economic pressures place strains on care services, providers must ensure they do not consider cutting corners an option, as this will not only result in damage to service provision, but also potential breaches of regulation.

To remain on the front foot and prepared for CQC inspections, it is vital that care home managers remain vigilant to ensure their facility is set for a visit at any time. Preparedness is two-sided, requiring both high quality care and demonstrable proof of its provision. Facilities that are confident in their ability to evidence both aspects can rest assured, knowing they are meeting their responsibilities to their care users as well as safeguarding against possible action from the regulator.

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Wednesday 12th July 2023

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