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CQC Registration Requirements

CQC inspections in relation to infection prevention and control are essential to ensure providers are complying with the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice.

CQC inspections now focus on getting to the heart of patients’ experiences and to determine if the service is:

  • Safe  |  Effective  |  Caring  |  Responsive to people’s needs  |  Well-led

How will the new inspections be carried out?

They will be a mixture of announced and unannounced inspections looking at the quality of care provided, leadership and governance.

Who will carry out the inspection?

An inspection team, led by an experienced CQC manager and chaired by a senior NHS clinician or executive. The team includes:

  • Professional and clinical staff  |  Experts by experience  |  Patients  |  Carers

The approach

The new inspection consists of three phases:

  • Preparing for an inspection  |  Inspecting the services  |  Reporting of findings

Further information on the new approach and when it will be implemented in your area of practice can be accessed via this link http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/our-new-inspection-model

Helping you meet CQC registration requirements

Achieving Care Quality Commission registration is essential for healthcare service providers within the NHS and the private sector. Infection Prevention Control (IPC) has the resources that you need to ensure that you achieve CQC registration requirements to exemplary standards.

The information provided on this website is evidence-based and created by a multi-disciplinary NHS team to guarantee that appropriate standards are achieved.

CQC registration requirements for GP Practices

Working with a team of NHS professionals, we have produced the ‘IPC CQC Inspection Preparation Pack for General Practice’ and the ‘Preventing Infection Workbook and Guidance’ specifically for General Practice to help with compliance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and CQC registration requirements, together with many other resources available – so, take a look on the Resources page.

CQC registration requirements for Health and Social Care organisations

Working with a team of NHS professionals, we have produced the ‘IPC CQC Inspection Preparation Pack for Care Homes’ and the ‘Preventing Infection Workbook and Guidance’ specifically for health and social care to help with compliance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and CQC registration requirements, together with many other resources available – so, take a look on the Resources page.

CQC Compliance for Other Healthcare Professionals

Take a look at the Resources page, where there are a number of infection prevention and control resources available.  We will also be developing further resources to help organisations achieve compliance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and the Care Quality Commission in relation to infection prevention and control training.