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'Preparing for CQC registration cost my practice £26,000'


Don't blame the CQC. All this has nothing to do with CQC. DDA came into effect in 1995, so you were non-compliant for 18 years. Health & Safety Act has been in force since 1974 - so you have been non-compliant for 39 years. Infection control goes back to Florence Nightingale, but you ought to have at least looked at the DOH guidance of 2008 - so you have been non-compliant for at least 5 years. What the CQC has done is forced practices to become compliant, else it would have been business as usual. Be grateful you got away with not spending the £26k long long ago

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25 Mar 2013

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