Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection Consultancy

Specialist Infection Prevention Training

Ensure Your Hospital is Prepared for Your Next CQC Inspection

At Medical audits we have a team of experienced healthcare professionals including Infection Prevention Professionals with decades of experience in preparing for and delivering CQC inspections.

We can help you ensure you are ready for your next CQC inspection by:-

  • Development of Infection Prevention Programmes
  • Preparation of Infection Prevention Plans
  • Design of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) surveillance programmes
  • Theatre and Isolation room microbiological commissioning
  • Preparation for accreditation / audit interview
  • Implementation of audit system platform to improve compliance

"We’ve been using Medical Audit’s care bundle audits for over 12 months and it’s so easy that anyone can do it. We spend a few minutes training staff to use the system then set them off auditing against best practice standards.

Staff in every ward and clinical department in our hospital and across our 9 satellite clinics can ‘own’ their own data and their own standards - so everyone can see what’s being done really well and exactly where improvement might be required."

Deborah Kretzer
Lead Nurse Infection Prevention and Control
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Preparation of local Infection prevention Plan in NHS Hospitals

  • The Care Quality Commission require Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) teams to have detailed Infection Prevention plans that are prepared with reference to local quality and risk assessments, local audit results and surveillance data.
  • We can come on site and work with you to teach you the skills to develop your own local Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) programme and plan.
  • We can ensure you have the skills and a template so you can then update this plan going forward.

Designing local Infection Prevention and Control Programme

  • We can assist with development of your Infection Prevention programme and advice on programme content and how to prioritise components of the programme based on local resources and local risks.
  • We can teach you how to best evidence compliance with Health Information and Quality Authority (CQC), Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Joint Commission International (JCI) standards.

Designing a Surveillance Programme for healthcare associated infection for NHS Hospitals

Organisations need to monitor and measure their performance using a range of Key Performance

Indicators (KPIs). These include compliance audit results for practice such as Hand hygiene and Invasive device management as well as patient outcomes such as surgical site surveillance and blood stream infection surveillance data.

We can assist you with ongoing prospective surveiilance systems.

"We used the services of Medical Audits to carry out a full audit of our ISO13485 quality system and processes. This was the first time we used them and the entire process was very professional and the feedback / reports provided were very detailed and provided assurances of our systems.

The auditor was very knowledgeable and the software used to carry out the audit was extensive and provided all the key information required.

The supporting documentation received after the audit was excellent and will be critical when providing evidence to our Notified Body. Will be more than happy to use their services again."

Neville Fowler MIDSc (Chtd)
Technical Manager , Sterile Services
Essentia Operations
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

CQC Accreditation Information
Care Quality Commission (CQC) purpose

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. They were set up to ensure all health and social care services provide people with ‘safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care’.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) role
  • Register care providers.
  • Monitor, inspect and rate services.
  • Investigate and act to protect service users
  • Act as an advocate for service users, speaking with ‘an independent voice’ and ensuring the public’s voice and queries are heard and actioned

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Fundamental Standards

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) audit against key standards called Fundamental standards – standards which organisations must never let care fall below.

These Include:

  • Person-centred care
  • Dignity and respect
  • Safety
  • Safeguarding from abuse
  • Food and drink
  • Premises and equipment
  • Complaints
  • Good governance
  • Staffing
  • Fit and proper staff
  • Duty of candour
  • Display of ratings

Care Quality Commission (CQC) 2017

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Medical Audits have a team of experienced Infection Prevention Professionals with decades of experience in setting up and running Infection Control programmes

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