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CQC Compliance for Social Care Providers

Author: Luke Dudderidge Introduction: In the ever-evolving landscape of social care, compliance with regulatory standards is paramount. One such crucial standard in the United Kingdom is CQC compliance, or Care Quality Commission compliance. Social care providers must adhere to these standards to ensure the highest quality of care and support is delivered safely. In this […]

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Navigating Provider Information Returns: A Comprehensive Guide to PIR CQC Compliance

Introduction As a care service provider, understanding and staying up to date with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) requirements is essential for ensuring the highest quality of care. One crucial aspect of CQC compliance is the submission of the Provider Information Return (PIR). In this blog, we’ll explore the PIR CQC process, what it entails, […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the CQC Application Process for Care Service Providers

By Maizie Miller, Policy and Compliance Expert Before initiating the application process, providers must understand the specific registration requirements for their sector. This involves familiarising themselves with all terminology used, the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 and the CQC Fundamental Standards. Key aspects to consider include: 2. Preparing for the Application […]

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Excelling in CQC Mock Inspections: A Comprehensive Guide for Care Service Providers

Introduction Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections are crucial for maintaining the highest standards in care service providers. Conducting regular mock inspections allows providers to identify areas for improvement, maintain compliance, and build staff confidence in handling the real inspections. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of CQC mock inspections for care service […]

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Creating a Solid Foundation: The Importance of Comprehensive Policies and Procedures in Residential Care Homes

By Maizie Miller, Policy and Compliance Expert When it comes to operating a residential care home, having clear and effective policies and procedures in place is essential. Care home policies are the foundation of a successful care home, outlining the values, principles, and standards of care that the home will provide to its residents. Procedures, […]

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CQC compliance for new and existing service providers

By Maizie Miller, Policy and Compliance Expert You may be at the start of you registration journey or you may have been a service provider for years. Delivering outstanding care should be at the heart of your service and compliance along side that.  If you have recently submitted your CQC Registration Application, now would be […]

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Keeping staff morale high and staff turnover low in the adult social care sector

One of the biggest challenges facing the care industry is not only finding staff but retaining them. People are the heart of any care service, they can make the difference between an ‘Inadequate’ and an ‘Outstanding’ rating. In the second in the series of interviews with Foto Pupurayi the Registered Manager for Outstanding care provider […]

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Being a Registered Manager to an ‘Outstanding’ Social Care Provider during the pandemic.

Following on from our interview with Michelle Dudderidge at Hand in Hands we have been able to interview their Registered Manager, Foto Pupurayi. Foto has worked as a Registered Manager for 10 years and has previous experience of other social care environments including residential homes and day centres. Hand in Hands is a private social […]

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The secret to maintaining an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating

Meet Michelle Dudderidge, our CQC Compliance Consultant. Not only does she support our customers with achieving registration and ongoing compliance but she also leads the team at Hand in Hands Domiciliary Care and Supported Living service. Which provides care and support to individuals with learning disabilities, autism and behaviours that may challenge. Michelle has over […]

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Preparing for a Care Quality Commission inspection.

Due a CQC Inspection? We’ve put together this overview so that you know what to expect. What are CQC Inspections? The Care Quality Commission (CQC) carry out regular checks on health and social care services to ensure they are providing care that is safe, caring, effective, responsive to peoples needs and well-led. Inspections can be […]

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