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Show the CQC What You're Made Of: Preparing for Your PIR

We know how stressful CQC inspections can be, which is why we put together a handy guide to help you ace your PIR.

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Leighton Osbourne
Leighton Osbourne
Content & SEO Manager
Published on:
16/2/2021
· Last Edited On:
25/5/2022
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8-minute read

If you find yourself quaking in your boots about filling out your annual CQC provider information return (PIR), never fear! We’re here to answer your CQC PIR questions.

We’ve created a guide that is packed with tips to help you fill out your PIR. It’s chock full of advice so you feel prepared and confident for your next inspection.

You’ll feel like a real whiz at filling out PIRs in no time! 🎯

What is a PIR? 🤔

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) sends a PIR form to registered managers on the anniversary month of their first inspection.

The CQC uses the PIR to ensure that you and your staff are delivering care that is "safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led." The PIR form looks for certain things, such as if you’ve made any updates to your service. Additionally, you’ll be expected to note down these updates in your PIR amongst other things.

Furthermore, you will be expected to fill out the form completely and submit it within 4 weeks of receiving it.

Answering your PIR question form 📄

Everyone will have to fill out a CQC PIR question form at one time or another.

Luckily, we’ve put together some resources to help you prepare for when it’s your turn.

Click here for our guide to gearing up for your yearly CQC PIR question form and then take a deep breath. You’ve got this! 💪

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