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Informing the CQC of Changes to your Registration

Firstly a warning!!!!! Please check your registration on the CQC website and make sure you do have a registered manager listed as a handful of practices around the country do not and the CQC are about to crack down on this and may even take legal action! You may not be aware that you must...

Chaperones

GMC Advice and Guidance (Updated 2013): http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/ethical_guidance/21168.asp Chaperones and CQC: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/gp-mythbuster-15-chaperones

CQC and DBS Checks

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/criminal-record-checks

CQC and Safeguarding July 2015

CQC and Safeguarding July 2015

CQC Enforcement Action and Representations

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/enforcement-action-and-representations

CQC GP Intelligent Monitoring – refresh of data Summer 2015

Please see below an email update that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) sent to all GP providers in England on 6th July 2015, informing them that CQC is refreshing GP Intelligent Monitoring data over the summer. CQC GP Intelligent Monitoring - refresh of data Dear colleague, This email is...

CQC guidance on agreed principles for defibrillators, oxygen and oximeters

CQC guidance on agreed principles for defibrillators, oxygen and oximeters It is important that practices are able to respond immediately in an appropriate manner to meet the needs of a person who becomes seriously ill. There is no explicit guidance relating to what is contractually required...

CQC Mythbusters 2014

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/gp-and-out-hours-mythbusters-nigel-sparrow

CQC Provider Compliance Outcome Tools

http://www.cqc.org.uk/search/site/documents/outcome%20tools?location=&sort=default&la=&distance=15&mode=html

CQC Provider Handbooks

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/provider-handbooks

CQC Registration

http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/how-we-do-our-job http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/cqc-welcomes-fresh-start-registration

CQC Safer Management of Controlled Drugs (Updated 2015)

The Care Quality Commission is responsible for making sure that providers of health and social care and other regulators create a safe environment for the management of controlled drugs. http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/safer-management-controlled-drugs-2014

CQC: GPC Practical Advice and Guidance

http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/gp-practices/service-provision/care-quality-commission/cqc-inspection

CQC: NPSA National Cleanliness Spec

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has now published guidance on cleanliness in the NHS for primary care providers, which is aimed at helping primary care providers set up simple, easy-to-follow processes to ensure that their premises are clean and safe. Using these specifications is not...

DBS Checks & Update Service

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. for Advice and Guidance on DBS Checks: https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/contact-disclosure-and-barring-service Applying for a DBS check as a GP As a GP you may need a DBS check...

DWP Update: Fit for Work (March 2016)

Please find below the latest Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) updates for cascade to GP colleagues: Fit for Work What is Fit for Work? A supportive assessment of health and work and general health and work advice You can refer your patient for an assessment if they are employed and have...

GP Patient Survey

See how your GP practice is doing or compare practices https://gp-patient.co.uk/

In Touch - October 2017

Managing your List, Informing the CQC of Changes to your registration, When a complaint goes outside the practice, PCSE/Capita Update

Infection Control

NICE guidance: Healthcare-associated infections: prevention and control in primary and community care This document offers evidence-based advice on the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care. New and updated recommendations address areas in...

Making Connections Canterbury/Ashford August 2014

Mental Health Services Update, Primary Care Workforce Tutor, Workforce, IT Steering Group, Flu (Housebound), Five quids (£5 per patient for the over 75s), Re-organisation of CCGs, Anticoagulation, Mental Health Services (ASD), Out of Hours Procurement, Shared Care Guidelines, Out of Area...

New CQC Provider Information Collection and Annual Regulatory Review

The CQC 2016 to 2021 strategy sets out their vision: a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation so more people get high-quality care. The attached letter from Professor Steve Field is self- explanatory; practices rated good/outstanding will no longer be routinely...