Preparing for inspection

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Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections are usually unannounced so it’s important that you’re prepared.

We can help you understand what inspectors are looking for around your workforce practice, and how you can collect evidence to show that you comply with their regulations. This will ensure that what CQC inspectors hear, read and observe in their inspection aligns with the good practice they expect, so that you achieve the right inspection rating for your service.

We can help you through: 

  • 'Making your inspection count' seminar
  • consultancy and tailored support. 

Making your inspection count seminar

I thought it was an excellent event and I will be recommending it to other managers. The presenters were fantastic - they were insightful and very knowledgeable. I also really enjoyed meeting other managers and finding out what they do in their workplaces.

If you’re involved in CQC inspections in your service, our ‘Making inspection count seminar’ will help you understand, prepare for and implement the changes to CQC inspections that were introduced over the past year.

Thursday 07 March 2019 – London – Book your place here

You’ll learn about the changes to CQC inspections, what inspectors are looking for and how you can evidence this. We’ll draw on the latest best practice to help you:

  • explain the inspection process
  • tell you what interviews with staff, people who need care and support and their relatives will focus on and how you can prepare them
  • advise how you can prepare your team to reflect on good practice, and how they can share and demonstrate this in an inspection
  • show you the types of documents, records and other evidence you should collect that the CQC might ask to see
  • help you identify any areas for improvement and develop an action plan to address them before your next CQC inspection
  • show you the common pitfalls that result in an ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ rating
  • give you access to practical guidance to help you comply with best practice and the latest legislation.

You’ll also access an evidence and action planning tool to help you put your learning into practice and steps in place to prepare for your next inspection.

Anyone who's involved in CQC inspections in adult social care services, including registered managers, nominated individuals and learning and development leads. 

The seminar is a full day – it starts at 10.00 and finishes at 15.30, and includes lunch and refreshments.

The seminar costs £120 +VAT. If you’re a registered manager member the seminar costs £110 +VAT – you can become a member for just £35 per year and enjoy a range of other discounts and benefits. 

 

Consultancy and tailored support 

Our ‘Making your inspection count’ seminar truly helps managers and leaders to better understand the CQC inspection process. We can customise it to meet the needs of your service and your wider team to help you to reflect together what you’re confident about and where you need to improve.

One of our expert advisors can deliver our ‘Making your inspection count’ seminar for up to 30 delegates in your organisation. If you’re a medium or large employer or local authority, you can commission it for your own managers, or smaller care providers can commission it together with other services (for example via registered manager networks).

Read our offer of support below, or download the PDF overview here

This seminar will:

  • explain the inspection process
  • tell you what interviews with staff, people who need care and support and their relatives will focus on and how you can prepare them
  • advise how you can prepare your team to reflect on good practice, and how they can share and demonstrate this in an inspection
  • show you the types of documents, records and other evidence you should collect that the CQC might ask to see
  • help you identify any areas for improvement and develop an action plan to  address them before your next CQC inspection
  • show you the common pitfalls that result in an ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ rating
  • give you access to practical guidance to help you comply with best practice and the latest legislation.

What we offer

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Option 1: ‘Making your inspection count’ seminar

This option includes:

  • a full day seminar (usually 10.00 – 15.30)
  • a venue booked and managed by Skills for Care
  • lunch and refreshments
  • delegate pack
  • delegate management
  • up to 30 delegates.

£3500

Option 2: ‘Making your inspection count’ seminar

If you already have an office venue, we can come and deliver this seminar there for up to 30 delegates.

With this option, you’ll be responsible for managing the venue, lunch and refreshments arrangements.

We’ll provide:

  • a full day seminar (usually 10.00 – 15.30)
  • delegate pack
  • up to 30 delegates.

£2500

Registered Manager Membership (1 Year)

When registered managers become a member, they’ll get exclusive access to our ‘Social care managers handbook’, practical resources, monthly newsletter and discounts. Find out more here

Good and outstanding care guide (workbook edition)

This guide shows the key characteristics that differentiate CQC ratings and shares recommendations and best practice under each key line of enquiry. This workbook edition has activities to help you prepare for inspection and improve your rating. 

Add both of these options for £55 per delegate

If you want our support to prepare for your next CQC inspection, please get in touch on: employer.engagement@skillsforcare.org.uk