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Preparation for the New Inspection Framework in Care Homes

This Conference is now Closed

With the CQC bringing in the Single Assessment Framework in 2023, social care providers need to prepare their services for the new inspection and regulation regime. This will entail changes to systems and processes including governance and quality systems to gather the required evidence. One of the sources of evidence will be the observation, this is the new name for inspection and whilst these only forms one of six types of evidence it is still a vital form of evidence gathering for the CQC. This course will help social care providers prepare for the new inspection framework.

The masterclass will cover the changes to the inspection framework, how services should prepare now for the new framework. It will also cover the evidence types and how existing systems need to be adapted to obtain robust evidence of compliance. We will also cover how the evidence will be judged and how this leads to the assessment of the level of compliance and ultimately the rating for the service. This masterclass will explore how to prepare for and manage the on-site inspection (observation). This will include the development of an inspection procedure, training for staff, keeping records of the inspection and key areas of non-compliance and how to avoid these. The masterclass will also explore what is meant by closed cultures and how to identify and address elements of this which may occur in social care services. 

“The Care Quality Commission is responsible for assessing the quality of care in care homes. It rates care as ‘outstanding’, ‘good’, ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’. The CQC's most recent assessment rated around one in five homes as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’.”

National Institute for Health and Care Research

"Residents’ quality of life is better in care homes rated as good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Research found that their quality of life is better in fully-staffed homes, and where staff have better pay and training." Read more here

NIHR Sept 2022

Those who work in adult social care at Provider, Responsible Individual, Registered Manager, Deputy Manager and Team Leader level.

This Masterclass will enable you to:

  • Understand the changes to the inspection framework which the Single Assessment Framework will bring

  • Explore the quality statements

  • Discuss the 6 evidence categories

  • Explore how your services will be assessed based upon the evidence

  • Prepare for the on-site inspection visit

  • Manage the inspection visit

  • Take immediate action when required improvements are identified

  • Avoid closed cultures

Facilitator: Tim has worked in the social care sector since 1987 and various roles which include; adult family placements (now shared lives), support worker, Registered Manager and Responsible Individual. Since 2008 Tim has been a trainer and consultant in the social care sector and delivers training on a wide range of subjects for local authorities and care providers. Tim also provides a consultancy service which includes; service audits (mock inspections), mentoring for Registered Managers and Providers, strategic advice and support. Tim is a regular chair and presenter at conferences and events for the social care sector and has authored many articles for the care sector publications. Tim provides practical real-world advice and support designed to enable care providers and their team to deliver great care and support to enhance the lives of the people who use our services. 

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

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