CQC's original aim was to reduce the frequency of inspections for Good or Outstanding rated Providers to a maximum of every 5 years.
There have beenseveral changes since and there are more in the pipeline as they perfect their new strategy

New Inspection type: Annual Review

  • An annual review is carried out, usually by telephone or video call
  • The agenda for discussion is based on trimmed down sections of the KLOEs
  • Infection control, Safe and Well-Led are the most prominent topics

On-Site Inspections: Visits are scheduled where:-

  • CQC’s monitoring information indicates a change in the quality of care
  • A provider is part of a larger or complex provider, and a coordinated inspection alongside other services may be more appropriate.
  • CQC are undertaking a review of care services in the local area
  • Concerns are raised by the public or Local Authorities

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