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Ten top tips for preparing for your CQC inspection


Response to Anonymous 01 April 9.53 am A point well made – remember that it is the LEGAL ENTITY that is being inspected and registered (e.g. the Practice Partnership) by the CQC. The whole organisation is thus jointly and severely liable, and so everyone needs to be involved and as a minimum understand the issues, potential problem areas with compliance against the CQC standards, etc. This cannot just be left to the Registered Manager and/or Practice Manager. • Response to Anonymous | 01 April 2013 8:42pm A wise comment – not least since the CQC are at present placing great emphasis on ensuring that its registered organisations are engaging their clients/patients. Indeed, the first of the 28 CQC standards is all about this! So make sure that you keep all the relevant evidence about this topic – such as the results of your patient surveys, minutes of your patient representative group meetings, details of suggestions made by patients and actions taken as a result, etc. Also, make sure that your material for patients (such as your Practice Leaflet) and your CQC Statement Of Purpose are all kept up-to-date since it is likely that the CQC inspector will ask to see these. Richard Banyard, CQCassist

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