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Posts Tagged ‘Care Quality Commission’

Care Quality Commission questions care home ratings

The Care Quality Commission stopped issuing its own inspection star ratings back in 2010. Since then, some homes have undertaken independent inspections which they pay for. They are then provided with a star rating which can be used for marketing purposes. Care homes with a five-star rating can also demand a premium fee from those…

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CQC survey on social care provision

A recent survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more than 200 companies in England who employ staff to provide social care to vulnerable people in their own homes have hired staff who do not have sufficient appropriate qualifications for the jobs they are required to do. It also found that eight…

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CQC Chair to step down

Dame Jo Williams, the Chair of the Care Quality Commission, is to step down once a replacement is found. The CQC is the organisation which regulates health and social care in England but came under attack last year after the abuse of residents in a care home was exposed. Dame Jo has been Chair at…

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BBC Panorama programme, CQC and vulnerable adults …

A BBC Panorama programme uncovered vulnerable adults suffering physical and verbal abuse in a Bristol hospital after which the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out 145 unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes. Of that number, it was found that nearly half didn’t actually meet welfare standards. 48% of the premises inspected failed to meet…

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Care Quality Commission inspector arrested

The job of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to check whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting Government standards by making unannounced inspections and producing written reports on what they find.  The subsequent reports are available for inspection by members of the public as well as Government departments A former CQC inspector has recently been…

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