Our team will visit your home to assess every aspect of your business, in line with the CQC’s rigorous new guidelines.
From activities and cleanliness to paperwork and reviews, we leave no stone unturned. We’ll then work with you to implement necessary changes to improve your CQC rating.
Just some of the areas we can assess include:
- Care plans;
- Human resources;
- Personnel and staff files;
- Staffing and rotas;
- Staff training.
Book a free 15 minute consultation
Book a free 15 minute consultation
Retain or Enhance Your CQC Rating
At Fulcrum Care Consultancy, we understand the significance of your Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating and the continuous efforts it demands to maintain or elevate it. That’s why we offer mock CQC inspections in accordance with the CQC’s Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE) and inspection approach, designed to help you prepare and excel at your next CQC inspection.
Irrespective of your existing rating, whether it’s Outstanding or Inadequate, our consultants possess the expertise to support you in either sustaining or significantly enhancing your current CQC Rating. With our expert guidance and assistance, we will collaborate with you to elevate your healthcare facility to the highest attainable CQC rating.
The Importance of CQC Mock Inspections
Mock CQC inspections allows healthcare providers to simulate the real inspection process and assess their compliance with CQC standards and regulations before the actual CQC inspection is conducted. This helps them identify any gaps in their compliance and make necessary adjustments to ensure they meet the required standards by:
Identifying strengths and weaknesses: Our consultants us a specialised mock CQC inspection toolkit to evaluate a healthcare facilities’ performance against the CQC’s key lines of enquiry. This helps identify strengths and weaknesses within the organisation, allowing us to concentrate on areas that need improvement.
Enhancing patient safety and quality of care: Healthcare providers can use mock inspections to identify risks and hazards that could harm patients. By addressing these issues, organisations can improve the quality of care and create a safer environment for patients.
Building staff confidence and competence: A CQC mock inspection allows staff members to become familiar with the inspection process and expectations. This builds confidence and competence among staff, ensuring they are well-prepared for official inspections.
Book Your Mock CQC Inspection Today
If you want to address a certain area in your care home, or make sure it’s up to scratch, arrange a CQC mini mock inspection today. Call us on 0330 818 9888 or drop us an email. If you have any questions or want to find out more, just book a free 15-minute call and we’ll be in touch.
Our Mock Inspection FAQs
What is a mock CQC inspection?
A mock CQC inspection is a practice exercise conducted by an external organisation, such as Fulcrum Care Consultancy, or internal team to assess a healthcare facility’s compliance with Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards. It helps identify areas for improvement and prepares the facility for a real inspection by providing feedback and recommendations.
What happens on a CQC mock inspection?
During a CQC mock inspection, our trained inspectors evaluate healthcare provider services to assess compliance with CQC standards. This includes reviewing documentation, conducting interviews, and observing care delivery. The goal is to identify areas of non-compliance or potential risks and improve services before the actual inspection.
How often are CQC inspections?
The frequency of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections in the United Kingdom varies depending on several factors, including the type of healthcare or social care service being provided and the CQC’s assessment of risk.
What are the 5 CQC questions?
The Care Quality Commission ask the same five questions to all care services they inspect:
- Are they safe?
- Are they effective?
- Are they caring?
- Are they responsive to people’s needs?
- Are they well-led?
Each of the five key questions into a set of further questions called “key lines of enquiry”. These help the CQC determine their focus during inspections and ensures consistency in evaluations and allows them to prioritise in the most important areas.
What is the new CQC inspection from 2023?
The new inspection framework 2023 by CQC improves transparency by offering detailed assessments of healthcare facilities’ performance. All service types and levels will be evaluated based on this framework to determine quality. Local authorities and integrated care systems will use a subset of the published quality statements. The results of CQC inspections 2023 provide important information to patients and their families, assisting them in making informed decisions about healthcare providers.
How much does a mock CQC inspection cost?
A CQC Mock Inspection from Fulcrum Care Consultancy costs £499.00 plus VAT.
What are the 3 types of CQC inspections?
The three types of CQC inspections are comprehensive inspections, focused inspections, and responsive inspections. Comprehensive inspections involve a thorough examination of all aspects of a healthcare provider’s services. Focused inspections target specific areas or concerns identified by the CQC. Responsive inspections are conducted in response to a specific incident or complaint.
Do you provide mock CQC inspections for dental practices?
Yes. We provide CQC mock inspections for all areas of health and social care, including dentistry, to ensure that all care and treatment is satisfactory to pass the CQC inspection.