CQC: Focus on fairness

The CQC has set new equality objectives, as Jenny Wilde explains. Under the Equality Act 2010, the CQC is legally required to set equality objectives...

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...

‘Can we ask CQC for more time?’

Nicole Ridgwell of Ridouts answers your legal questions Our service is undergoing many changes after being recommissioned and we haven’t enough hours in the day....

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...

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....

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...