POSTED ON MARCH 18TH, 2010
In order to comply with The Health and Social Care Act 2008, many of our customers are currently busy preparing to register with Care Quality Commission (CQC) by October 2010. The new system promises to bring many significant changes, not least, a much more robust system of monitoring, compliance and enforcement against a whole new set of regulations. Unannounced inspections are set to replace scheduled visits from inspectors which in the words of CQC:
Registration means that all health and adult social care providers will be required to be registered with us if they provide regulated activities.
Registration isn’t just about the initial application for registration. We will:
- Continuously monitor compliance with essential standards as part of a new more dynamic, responsive and robust system of regulation.
- Seek information from patients and public representative groups, and from organisations such as other regulators and the National Patient Safety Agency.
If we have concerns that a provider is not meeting essential standards of quality and safety, we will act quickly, working closely with commissioners and others, and using our new enforcement powers if necessary.
Most organisations appreciate that effective policy management is key to preparing to meet the new regulatory environment. At a corporate level, having a robust policy management system goes to the very heart of good governance and yet many care providers fail to ensure their key policies and procedures are delivered, tracked, understood and accepted by their workforce. At a workforce development level, many of the new regulations will demand that care workers have received appropriate training, including access to appropriate policies and procedures such as Administration of Medication and Infection Prevention and Control.
The key question is: ‘Are you confident that both your training and policies and procedures are delivered in a manner that will withstand scrutiny under the new regime’?
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Key features and benefits of using Policy-Safe include:
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