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dateJune 26, 2023
bookmarkCase Study
authorSmall Care Home Group
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How can a care quality consultant help when your team is under pressure?

As a care provider, you’re doing some of the most important but challenging work in the UK. While providing care is rewarding, it can also be extremely stressful and overwhelming. 

Care quality audits are designed to protect the vulnerable individuals you care for by ensuring high standards of care are met across the industry. To do this, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will rate how safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led your organisation is. 

If your team is feeling under pressure, our care quality consultants are here for you. Read on to discover how we can help you pass your CQC audit with flying colours thanks to mock CQC inspections, care audits and compliance support. 

How can we help you improve your CQC rating?

Naturally, you want to provide the best care possible. Having a good CQC rating that reflects the quality of care you provide is essential for your care business. With the CQC changing the framework of how it rates your services, it can be confusing to know how to effectively showcase how safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led your organisation is. 

Our team of experts is here to help you succeed. We’ll help you prepare for the new inspection framework and highlight areas for improvement ahead of your CQC inspection so that you have the best chance of getting a good result. 

If you’ve just had a disappointing result from a recent rating, our CQC compliance support team can create an action plan, put a framework in place, and work with you to establish best practices for improving your rating next time. 

All mock CQC inspections are conducted by either current or former inspectors and use the latest methodology to ensure your business is in line with the latest CQC requirements.

The benefits of booking a mock CQC inspection 

It can be difficult to objectively view and evaluate your business from the inside. Having an impartial expert is invaluable, making it much easier to proactively spot issues while there’s still time to act. 

In addition, we understand that, due to resource restrictions, most care providers don’t have a full-time quality team. With our quality care consultants, you don’t need one. We’ll work with your team to conduct the assessment, file a report, create a quality framework and put policies and procedures in place to get on track for a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ rating. This not only improves the quality of care you’re providing, but it’s better for your budget too. 

How else can quality care consultants help?

Navigating the world of CQC can be confusing and daunting. If you’re a new care provider and struggling to complete the paperwork or need guidance on getting all the forms and documents in order, we can help. Our team can help you complete any paperwork, check your completed applications before you submit them or make any necessary changes to your registration. If you want to feel more confident about your interview, we can also help with the preparation. 

Get in touch 

Could your business benefit from a care quality consultant? We are here for you. Please feel free to get in touch or give us a call on 01704 808 164 and one of our knowledgeable team would be pleased to answer any of your questions or provide more information.