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Routine inspections suspended in response to coronavirus outbreak

16th March 2020


The CQC have written to all registered health and social care providers about how they are adapting their regulatory approach in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The letters, sent to providers, expand on an update they sent on 4 March. The changes they describe include:

  • stopping routine inspections from today
  • a shift towards other, remote methods to give assurance of safety and quality of care
  • some inspection activity in a small number of cases, for example where there are allegations of abuse
  • giving extra support to registered managers in adult social care

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