CQC: Forewarned is forearmed!

The CQC’s new briefing is essential reading for the sector, says Nicole Ridgwell On 29 November 2017, CQC published ‘Substance misuse services: The quality and safety of residential...

How do we prove our service user involvement?

Nicole Ridgwell answers your legal questions We are disappointed with the results of our recent CQC review – one of the things we were marked...

Can we challenge inexperienced CQC inspector?

Nicole Ridgwell answers your legal questions. Our inspector had insufficient expertise – can we challenge? Following a recent inspection we were unhappy with our CQC report....

Legal Line

‘will CQC catch us out?’ With the proposed move by CQC to short-notice inspections coming into force this month, how much leniency will be allowed...

A fear of the new?

Consultation has been launched on online prescribing. Take the opportunity to contribute to better understanding, says Nicole Ridgwell. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has just...

Accuracy and detail are key for CQC Inspections

For the record Accuracy and detail are key for providers, says Jenny Wilde. It is difficult to overstate how important good record-keeping is within health and...