The CQC has been shaken around, a new care Act passed, new Parliamentary Regulations proposed, new standards of registration and inspection developed, together with the return of the much derided but much loved quality rating scheme.
The CQC acknowledged that the existing framework for inspection and judgement left Providers confused.
The proposals were published as consultations, and the deadline for responses is currently listed on the CQC web site as October 17th In addition to the drip, drip, drip of information from the CQC regarding individual service failings, the Winterbourne View failures and subsequent scandal highlighted that no-one was immune from investigation and the potential to be found wanting.
However, the independent sector has not been immune. The new regulatory processes The CQC has published a schematic of their regulatory process under the new arrangements. This lack of clarity has led to confusing inspections and judgements, unnecessary conflict between Providers and the CQC, and the enforcement of good standards of care to be impaired.
The Regulation was stated as coming into force in October Something had to be done to reassure the public. However, the CQC website currently indicates that the implementation date is Aprilsubject to Parliamentary process. The current CQC requirements are listed in a way that does not clearly differentiate between those requirements which are essential and those which are desirable.
Given that public statements by CQC staff are scripted and officially sanctioned, the clear implication is that Providers would be best advised to begin implementation of any changes required to meet the Fundamental Standards from, or very soon after, October The CQC have published, over an extended period, documents describing their detailed proposals for delivery of the new registration and inspection system based on the Fundamental Standards.
The Consultation sets out to focus the CQC on its core purpose: The document also included, as Appendix A, the proposed new regulations for adult social care in the form of the Health and Social Care Act Regulated Activities Regulations CQC Outcome 9.
Regulation 13 (Management of Medicines) – Improvement Plan. V ersion 8 Regulations by 1 June Please note: If we fail to comply with the relevant requirements by 1 Junethe CQC may take further action to make sure the Trust achieve compl iance.
CQC cannot prosecute for a breach of this regulation or any of its parts, but we can take regulatory action. See the offence section for more detail. CQC must refuse registration if providers cannot satisfy us that they can and will continue to comply with this regulation.
Implementing CQC regulations Outcome 1 Regulation Respecting and involving people who use services. I believe that empowering the service user to be at the. Unit Principles for implementing duty of care Outcome 1 1.
Explain what it means to have duty of care in own work role Duty of care means: to keep individuals safe, keep them free from harm and give them choices. Protect them from themselves and from others. My role as a care worker is. What the CQC quality and safety outcomes mean for you Your guide Lifestyle Medway Community Healthcare CIC For teams implementing productive or community services, this programme can Outcome Outcome 1.
CQC: Care Quality Commission The Care Quality Commission exists to protect and safeguard service users, with powers under two pieces of law – The Care Act and The Health and Social Care Act (Regulated Activities) RegulationsDownload