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CQC compliance

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 on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

CQC inspections 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

What is involved?

There will be a mixture of announced and unannounced inspections led by an experienced CQC Inspector, looking at the quality of care provided, leadership and governance.

What are the requirements?

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’ specifically for General Practice to help with compliance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice and CQC registration requirements, together with many other resources available – so, take a look on the Resources page.

CQC registration requirements for Care Home and Domiciliary Care organisations

Working with a team of NHS professionals, we have produced the ‘IPC CQC Inspection Preparation Pack for Care Homes’ and ‘Preventing Infection Workbooks’ for both Care Homes and Domiciliary 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 Dental Practices

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.