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dateJuly 3, 2023
bookmarkCase Study
authorSmall Care Home Group
Group 339

How to optimise your operations with mock CQC inspections

CQC ratings show potential customers and clients the standard of care you provide and how it compares to other providers, making it important to rank well. As a care home or care provider, the quality of care you provide is your top priority – but we also understand that as you get swept up in the day-to-day activities and tasks of running a business, it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks. 

A breach of CQC regulations may result in a red or amber report which can have a negative impact on your business – which is why we want to make sure you’re in the best position possible to do well. It’s in your best interest to optimise your business operations with a mock CQC inspection from one of our care quality consultants. Read on to learn more. 

What is a mock CQC inspection?

A mock CQC inspection is a proactive way to find out how you would be rated if your inspection was today, establish best practices to improve your services, and increase your chance of success by ensuring your business is in line with CQC requirements. During the mock inspection process, an expert in CQC compliance will audit your business to identify any breaches of CQC regulation, as well as areas of concern. This will enable you to put a framework in place to improve your rating before the real inspection. 

Why get a mock CQC inspection?

We know that providing the best care possible is important to you. But when you’re within a business, it can be difficult to view and assess it clearly. That’s why having an impartial expert provide an extra set of eyes is so valuable. Here are 5 benefits of a mock CQC inspection:

  1. Identify areas for concern – discover areas of improvement while there’s still time to act.
  2. Prepare for audits – get your business into a good place to put your best foot forward.
  3. Ensure you’re compliant with CQC regulations – say goodbye to the stress surrounding whether you meet the requirements. 
  4. Empower staff with confidence – because a practice run is always a safer bet. 
  5. Get on track for a better rating – find out how to improve your rating following a disappointing result. 

To put it simply, not auditing before your actual CQC inspection isn’t worth the risk. Whatever the goal, a mock CQC inspection is here to help. 

Working with us 

We offer a mock CQC inspection from a current or former inspector using the latest methodology to assess your business and ensure it is in line with current CQC requirements. This means we will rate how safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led your organisation is. To give you the best chance of success, our CQC compliance support can be tailored to your unique needs. We’ll also work alongside your team to help create a quality framework and introduce policies that will drive real, positive change. With our impartial, expert advice you can improve the quality of your care without breaking your budget. 

Get in touch 

If you’re looking to boost your operations with help from a mock CQC inspection, let’s talk. You can get in touch here or give us a call on 01704 808 164. One of our friendly and professional staff would be happy to answer any of your questions or provide more information on how we can help.