The CQC review their approach to assessing practices on a 5 yearly cycle and 2021 has seen the release of a new strategy promising ‘smarter regulation’. What this means practically is still evolving, with the CQC outlining some of their initial thoughts in blogs and webinars.
What seems apparent is that the CQC will most likely ‘assess’ practices more often, that this assessment will in many cases be remote and could either form part of a self-audit, a digital inspection, or (most likely) both at different frequencies. They may also focus on less information and prioritise areas they feel are more critical to patient safety.
The regulations, however, haven’t changed and practices will still need to have key evidence on hand and the right culture in place to ensure that they are running a practice that meets legislation and the KLOEs. The 2015-2020 inspection period has taught us some valuable lessons regarding running a practice.
In this webinar, Alex will look at past and present information, drawing from research, inspection reports, consultations and experience to highlight what you will need to do in 2022, explain how to avoid common mistakes and discuss the likely shape of CQC assessments in the future.
This webinar is suitable for the whole team, especially owners and managers. We are expecting this to be fully booked, so sign up here now to guarantee your place.
Alex O’Neill is Agilio's Head of Compliance, leading the team on compliance, designing iComply activities and delivering Agilio seminars. He is an experienced business coach and consultant with a focus on operational excellence and change...