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CQC survival guide: ensuring your services are safe (1 CPD hour)



FULL CPD MODULE

This module offers advice on showing CQC inspectors that your practice is safe, including:

  • What evidence to present
  • How to prepare for the inspection
  • What documents to file

After reading these articles you will be asked to record your learning points and some action points to earn a suggested 1 CPD credit. Below are some suggested questions to reflect on as you work through the module:

  • Are you familiar with the CQC Provider Handbook, and, in particular, the Key Lines of Enquiry?
  • Do you have ‘visual’ evidence of relevant policies, procedures, meetings, risk assessments and so on? Do all relevant parties know how to access these?
  • Do all relevant staff have a DBS check in place?
  • Do you have a designated vulnerable adult safeguarding lead? Is everyone aware who this is?
  • Consider a walk around your surgery with an impartial observer, focusing especially on the reception area. What safety issues are apparent?
  • Do you have an incident log? Is it accessible and up-to-date?