BCC Forum: Advice from CQC inspector

BCC Main Provider Forum on Friday June 12th a CQC inspector reported that:

  1. Orgs that have no Reg Mgr in place (or fail to get one in place within a reasonable period of time) will not be able to obtain “Good” as a service rating and will always be rated as “Requires Improvement”
  2. And those that do not complete their PIR’s will not be able to obtain “Good” as a service rating and will always be rated as “Requires Improvement”

BCC Commissioning also reported that when a service is rated “Inadequate” by CQC their QA team will be informed and will make a judgement on whether to cease placements immediately.

  • The team will also visit the service and check on its CQC action plan and activities to improve the service
  • A set of guidance notes re this BCC checking process will shortly be available
  • I have asked BCC to alert C&SW in these circumstances so that we can support anyone who finds their service being checked and monitored by both CQC and the Council.