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CQC guidance: Key changes and how to stay compliant

The CQC are making compliance changes, which include the introduction of the new single assessment framework. Sign up to our newsletter for free resources to help you stay compliant.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has introduced a number of key compliance changes across the health and social care sector in 2023.

Inspections are changing with the introduction of the Care Quality Commission’s new single assessment framework. There are also additional changes and initiatives that the CQC are in the process of rolling out, including:

  • Launching a new online portal to simplify submitting provider information and facilitate communication.
  • Collaborating with specialist teams to expand their industry knowledge.
  • Overseeing local authorities and integrated care systems under the Health and Care Bill.
  • Making more data-driven decisions using a combination of technology and service users.

This resource is your essential guide to staying compliant and ensuring your organisation is up to date with CQC changes. Stay up to date using our library of assets, including:

Your ultimate guide to the single assessment framework

Download our ebook that explains the CQC changes in-depth and ensure you’re always evidencing high quality care and complying with the new guidelines.

Simple overviews and FAQs

Need information quickly? Read our shorter resources and FAQ pages to help you understand what’s changing and what’s staying the same in the new framework.

Your essential CQC compliance checklist

Our inspection checklist simplifies the key policies you need to evidence and the strategies you need to review, enabling you to improve your rating with inspectors.

Video resources and case studies from Log my Care 

Get exclusive insights from Log my Care and social care experts on how to navigate the upcoming changes. Hear success stories from care providers already using the Log my Care platform to improve their rating from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’.

How to stay compliant with the CQC

Not sure where to start? Check out our provider information return (PIR) template to practise answering questions ahead of inspections. You can also check out the following helpful articles and resources:

Looking for a digital social care record (DSCR) like Log my Care to better help you evidence care? Check out our pricing plans to find the right fit for you.

The single assessment framework: CQC guidance for providers

To help you navigate the changes being rolled out around the single assessment framework, here’s what you can expect from each resource.

Two-page overview of the CQC single assessment framework

If you need to get up to speed with the new single assessment framework quickly, our two page summary is here to help. Inside you’ll find an overview of:

  • What’s changing with the new framework.
  • What’s staying the same under the new framework.
  • Quick hints and tips to help you stay informed as the new framework rolls out.

Download the new framework overview here

Simplifying the new CQC single assessment framework

Our new, comprehensive ebook is designed to help you go deeper and understand the new assessment framework in more detail. Specifically, the ebook gives you what you need to:

  • Master the 34 new quality statements in the framework.
  • Identify the six new categories of evidence you’ll need to comply with.
  • Understand how the CQC assesses quality and performance under the new framework.

This ebook is recommended reading if you want to learn more about the new quality, evidence and performance benchmarks, so you can align your own processes and enhance your ratings.

Download the single assessment framework ebook here

The 10 step CQC assessment checklist

Our simple checklist gives you 10 actionable steps to ensure you’re evidencing care transparently and effectively in line with the new assessment framework.

Specifically, you’ll find tips inside to help you:

  • Review key policies, health & safety practices and staff training plans.
  • Capture success stories and celebrate examples of person-centred care.
  • Practice with mock inspections and PIR questions.

Our checklist takes the stress out of complying with the new framework, helping you set clear and consistent goals.

Download your CQC inspection checklist here

The 7 most frequently asked questions about the CQC assessment framework

We’ve received a lot of questions about what the changes being rolled out by the CQC mean for the wider health and social care sector. We’ve compiled the seven most common questions into this short blog post. You can find answers to a number of key questions including:

  • When will the new framework be rolled out?
  • What do the new quality statements mean for the existing key lines of enquiry?
  • What can we expect from inspections under the new framework?

Read our FAQs on the new framework here

Navigating the new CQC assessment landscape (with advice from two leading industry experts)

Hear more about how to successfully navigate the changes to the CQC assessment framework from two industry experts.

In this one hour webinar, Log my Care’s CEO and founder Sam Hussain and Registered Care Manager Mark Topps give you everything you need to:

  • Understand the key changes to the CQC assessment framework.
  • Learn how to prepare for your CQC inspection.
  • Get practical tips for simplifying the assessment process.
  • Discover how to use Log my Care to achieve and maintain CQC compliance.

Watch the full webinar on CQC changes here

From ‘Good' to 'Outstanding': How to become CQC compliant with Log my Care

Don’t forget that Log my Care is here to help you build a digital care system that’s CQC compliant. Read our case study from Jennifer Bridgen, Registered Manager at Care Taylor Made, to learn more about how Log my Care can help you:

  • Get the data driven insights you need to be truly compliant with the new CQC assessment framework.
  • Take the stress out of going digital during a period of difficult transition across the sector.
  • Spend less time on paperwork and more time delivering person-centred care that meets the new CQC quality criteria.
  • Elevate your care home’s rating from ‘Good’ to Outstanding.

Read how Log my Care helped Jennifer’s team become CQC compliant here

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