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CQC shares previously unpublished findings of 2015 inspection of Whorlton Hall Image

CQC shares previously unpublished findings of 2015 inspection of Whorlton Hall

Posted on Mon 10th Jun, 2019

Ian Trenholm and Dr Paul Lelliott will be appearing before the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on Wednesday 12 June to answer questions about CQC’s regulation of Whorlton Hall.

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Medicines in health and adult social care: Learning from risks and sharing good practice for better outcomes Image

Medicines in health and adult social care: Learning from risks and sharing good practice for better outcomes

Posted on Thu 6th Jun, 2019

Our new report describes lessons for better medicines optimisation across health and social care providers and the positive impact of involving pharmacy professionals in health and social care settings.

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Response to Interim NHS People Plan published today Image

Response to Interim NHS People Plan published today

Posted on Mon 3rd Jun, 2019

Skills for Care Interim CEO Andy Tilden: “We welcome the report’s very clear commitment to working with the 21,200 organisations who offer social care in England that employ 1.47 million people who will all want to play a key role in helping deli

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Independent review into regulation of Whorlton Hall Image

Independent review into regulation of Whorlton Hall

Posted on Fri 31st May, 2019

CQC has commissioned David Noble QSO to undertake an independent review into how it dealt with concerns raised by Barry Stanley-Wilkinson in relation to the regulation of Whorlton Hall.

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Applications now open for the Workforce Development Innovation Fund Image

Applications now open for the Workforce Development Innovation Fund

Posted on Fri 31st May, 2019

Employers looking to change the way they offer their services can apply for funding to help them do that through the Workforce Development Innovation Fund (WDIF) which is now open.

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Statement on Panorama:

Posted on Wed 22nd May, 2019

Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (lead for mental health), at the Care Quality Commission, said:

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First statement of role, knowledge and skills for registered nurses in social care launched Image

First statement of role, knowledge and skills for registered nurses in social care launched

Posted on Wed 8th May, 2019

For the first time a statement of role, knowledge and skills for the 42,000 registered nurses working in social care has been launched.

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Skills for Care Accolades 2020 entries now open Image

Skills for Care Accolades 2020 entries now open

Posted on Tue 7th May, 2019

The very best social care employers will have the chance to shine as entries are now open for the annual Skills for Care Accolades, celebrating outstanding care and support services.

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What do the forthcoming elections mean for CQC? Image

What do the forthcoming elections mean for CQC?

Posted on Tue 9th Apr, 2019

With local elections on 2 May, you may have heard about public bodies, like CQC, having to respect a ‘pre-election period’, which places certain restrictions on what we’re allowed to publish and announce in the period before an election. What w

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Skills for Care launches new guide to help services improve Image

Skills for Care launches new guide to help services improve

Posted on Mon 1st Apr, 2019

We’ve launched a new online guide to help adult social care employers to identify, plan and implement improvements across their service.

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Care Quality Commission fees for 2019/20 confirmed Image

Care Quality Commission fees for 2019/20 confirmed

Posted on Wed 27th Mar, 2019

Changes to the fees that CQC will charge providers of health and adult social care in England for the year 2019/20 have now been confirmed and will take effect from 1 April this year.

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CQC has today published updated data profiles for local authority areas in England Image

CQC has today published updated data profiles for local authority areas in England

Posted on Thu 21st Mar, 2019

The local authority area data profiles bring together data to give an indication of how different services work together, providing a picture of the health and social care system in each local authority area.

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Workforce Development Fund 2019-20 now open for grant applications Image

Workforce Development Fund 2019-20 now open for grant applications

Posted on Fri 8th Mar, 2019

Large national organisations and lead organisations of employer-led partnerships can now apply for the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2019-20.

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New guidance addresses relationships and sexuality among people using adult social care services Image

New guidance addresses relationships and sexuality among people using adult social care services

Posted on Thu 21st Feb, 2019

Guidance published by CQC today sets out how care providers should consider people's relationship and sexuality needs.

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Andy Tilden is interim CEO of Skills for Care Image

Andy Tilden is interim CEO of Skills for Care

Posted on Mon 4th Feb, 2019

Andy Tilden has been appointed interim CEO of Skills for Care and will take over at the end of March when current CEO Sharon Allen takes up her new role.

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Skills for Care Accolades awards winners announced Image

Skills for Care Accolades awards winners announced

Posted on Fri 1st Feb, 2019

The winners of the prestigious Skills for Care Accolades, celebrating excellence in workforce development for the 1.47 million people who work in adult social care in England, have been announced.

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Host organisation applications now open for Graduate Management programme Image

Host organisation applications now open for Graduate Management programme

Posted on Wed 30th Jan, 2019

Hosts needed to develop future leaders in social care and health. Skills for Care are seeking health and social care employers willing to host a graduate within their organisation as part of a programme designed to develop future leaders in social c

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Recruiting for potential from under-represented groups Image

Recruiting for potential from under-represented groups

Posted on Mon 7th Jan, 2019

Be creative with your recruitment - tap into the potential of people who are under-represented in adult social care

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Skills for Health Welcomes NHS Staffing Report Image

Skills for Health Welcomes NHS Staffing Report

Posted on Mon 10th Dec, 2018

NHS recruitment practices must change, and the NHS needs to become an employer of choice, according to a leading healthcare workforce expert.

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CQC response to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act Image

CQC response to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act

Posted on Thu 6th Dec, 2018

Responding to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act published today Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (lead for mental health) at the CQC, said:

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CQC to review the use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism Image

CQC to review the use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism

Posted on Mon 3rd Dec, 2018

We will review and make recommendations about the use of restrictive interventions in settings that provide inpatient and residential care for people with mental health problems, a learning disability and/or autism.

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CQC responds to Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints Image

CQC responds to Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints

Posted on Wed 28th Nov, 2018

Responding to findings from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s Review of Adult Social Care complaints 2017-2018 published today, Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said:

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The new Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship is now published Image

The new Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship is now published

Posted on Fri 23rd Nov, 2018

The Social Work Integrated Degree Apprenticeship has now been signed off by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) and will shortly be published at www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/social-worker-degree

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Myth buster - employing people with criminal records Image

Myth buster - employing people with criminal records

Posted on Thu 22nd Nov, 2018

When recruiting for adult social care roles some employers worry about the suitability of employing people with criminal records.

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New: Support for employers to recruit safely and fairly Image

New: Support for employers to recruit safely and fairly

Posted on Tue 20th Nov, 2018

This 'Safe and fair recruitment guide' helps social care and health employers understand their legal rights and responsibilities when carrying out criminal record (DBS) checks. Whilst it’s essential that people receiving support are well-cared for

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New web resource to explore technology in care Image

New web resource to explore technology in care

Posted on Wed 14th Nov, 2018

A new resource on CQC’s website, which will see pages added as new topics are addressed, explores the use of technology in care, looking at the benefits of innovation and updating previously published information on surveillance.

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