Inspection and Regulation in Care Homes

Inspection and Regulation in Care Homes

Care homes in England are regulated by the independent regulatory authority; The Care Quality Commission (CQC), and have been since 2009. The CQC is responsible for regulating all care homes whether the NHS, Local authorities or voluntary and charitable organisations...
Fundamental Standards as outlined by the CQC

Fundamental Standards as outlined by the CQC

What are the standards? The Care Quality Commission (CQC) Fundamental Standards came into force in 2014 and replaced the previous ‘Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.’ The Fundamental Standards are benchmarks below which a person’s care must...
Outstanding. How Care Homes Can Achieve the Highest CQC Rating

Outstanding. How Care Homes Can Achieve the Highest CQC Rating

The Care Quality Commission is sharing examples across the industry of care homes that demonstrate Outstanding care. It is hoped that this will increase awareness of the ways in which to achieve compliance as well as ongoing improvement and outstanding quality care...
Infection Prevention and Control in Care Homes

Infection Prevention and Control in Care Homes

With the NRC Show coming up in a few weeks’ time and infection control being one of the key discussion items in the clinical stream, we thought it was the perfect time to share our tips for infection prevention and control in care homes. Our Clinical Operations...