CQC Compliance

Every healthcare service strives to achieve and maintain an ‘Outstanding’ CQC (Care Quality Commission) rating. But adhering to and keeping up to date with the latest CQC standards is no easy feat, especially given the significant challenges currently facing the care sector.

Working alongside former CQC inspectors, CQC registration managers, an NHS Governance Director and expert CQC policy writers, you can be confident you have the right expertise on hand to ensure your healthcare service not only meets but exceeds all expectations.

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Bespoke CQC-Ready Documentation

To help you get set up for success and demonstrate adherence to regulatory requirements, we can provide bespoke policies, procedures and compliance support through our sister company, CQC Compliance.

Through its online platform, QPol, CQC Compliance offers bespoke and implementable policies and procedures that are tailored to the exact requirements of your organisation and, most importantly, are kept up to date – freeing up valuable time to focus on what you do best.

As the CQC Compliance team is comprised of former CQC and Ofsted inspectors, CQC registration managers, an NHS Governance Director and expert CQC policy writers, you can be sure your policies and procedures are based on a wealth of best-practice knowledge and sector expertise.

Depending on your environment, support may include:

  • Providing bespoke policies and procedures to ensure your care setting is CQC-ready
  • Conducting expert-led mock CQC inspections that ensure you are always ready for your next CQC visit.
  • Offering expert hands-on support and guidance during the CQC registration process, ensuring that you are successful in your application and understand the regulatory framework
  • Empowering you on the road to ‘Outstanding’ by providing ongoing compliance support that includes regular Quality and Compliance meetings, regulatory training, clinical governance support, and compliance reviews to benchmark performance.
  • Ensuring the eligibility and compliance of Patient Transport through support from a experts in the patient transport section. Delivering specialist support from across the healthcare sector, with dedicated teams in place to support both Adult Social Care and Primary & Acute Care providers.

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Care Quality Commission Compliance

A team of healthcare compliance experts

CQC Compliance specialises in ensuring your registration with the CQC is successful and understands that this process is only the start of your compliance journey.

It prides itself on being an industry leader in all aspects of its support. With extensive experience in the healthcare sector, CQC Compliance appreciates the challenges and complexities involved in ensuring your service is fully compliant with CQC requirements. Whether you are a new provider at the beginning of your compliance journey or an existing organisation striving to improve your service, the helpful and knowledgeable CQC Compliance team is here to support you.

Did you know?
Failing to register a regulated healthcare activity which is provided by your organisation may result in criminal prosecution and a fine of up to £50,000.

Popular FAQs

Answered by the experts at CQC Compliance.

What is CQC Compliance?

CQC Compliance supports new and existing providers from across the healthcare sector, ensuring that they never fall foul of the regulatory framework of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We support our clients with a number of key services, including initial support through the CQC registration process, the production of bespoke policies and procedures, and ongoing compliance support that ensures your service exceeds the expectations of the CQC.

Can you help us register with the CQC?

Yes. Any healthcare provider based in England that provides a ‘regulated activity’ is required by law to register their service with the CQC. The process of registration requires an incredible attention to detail, dedication and the ability to be adaptable throughout the process – that’s why many providers lean on us for support. At CQC Compliance, we guide our clients as they navigate the difficulties and complexities of registering with the CQC. We have an efficient and effective process that can take the pain out of this process, supported by a team comprised of former CQC inspectors, CQC registration managers and Clinical Nurse Leads with extensive experience in supporting providers with their CQC registration. While our primary aim is to ensure you achieve a successful CQC registration, our wider mission is to impart our understanding of the regulatory framework of the CQC to ensure you remain a compliant provider from the start of your journey onwards.

Why are bespoke policies and procedures so important?

CQC Compliance recognise that bespoke policies and procedures are a fundamental requirement in being CQC-ready – and more importantly are a vital component in improving your service. Increasingly, the CQC is placing more emphasis and expectation upon on every healthcare provider’s suite of policies and procedures, requiring them to be fully bespoke and tailored to the requirements of the individual provider – with the era of templated, generic policies and procedures no longer being a viable option. If a provider’s suite of policies and procedures aren’t reflective of the service or are outdated, this can result in severe implications when your service is inspected. Our in-house Policies Team produces bespoke policies and procedures tailored to the exact requirements of each service we work with. Our team draws on the experience of specialists from different fields within the sector to ensure that our clients receive documentation that is not only exceptionally produced but continually updated in line with regulatory updates from the CQC and other healthcare bodies.

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If you’re not confident in your current practices, or don’t have professional support in place, our network of qualified Health & Safety Consultants can help you to build a safe and compliant working environment through expert support tailored to your organisation.

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