How does HR and Health & Safety management affect your CQC inspection?

19 October 2016

The 5 Fundamental Standards and their Key Lines of Enquiry, are set out by the CQC to assess services against the things which make for great care. But which elements are affected by robust HR and Health & Safety management?

Safe:

First and foremost, you need to be able to prove that your care service is safe for your service users, visitors and employees. Amongst other things, you’ll need:

  • Up to date risk assessments
  • A safeguarding policy
  • Proof of staffing levels
  • Proper disciplinary procedures
  • Safe drug storage
  • Procedures for infection control

Effective:

How effective is your business as a care service? Here’s some great ways to demonstrate that you’re at the top of your game. Have proper processes in place for:

  • Employee induction and training
  • Performance management
  • Supervision of underperforming employees
  • Communication of all policies

Caring:

At the end of the day, you’re there to care. Show your inspector that your workforce understands – and puts in to practice – the importance of:

  • Great staff who can form great relationships with service users
  • Equality and diversity
  • Privacy and dignity

Responsive:

In a fast evolving world your service needs to be able to adapt to changes, diverse service users and all kinds of different situations. How will you prove that you and your team understand and, react properly, to the importance of:

  • Person centred care
  • Bespoke activities based on service user interests
  • Service user choice and individuality
  • Complaints and concerns

Well led:

Are you leading your team towards an Outstanding care service? It’s all good and well having policies in place but how are you communicating them to your team. Think about:

  • Great workplace culture
  • Good management and leadership
  • Transparency
  • Employee responsibility and accountability
  • Your business vision and values

Citation can support you, putting you in a strong position to prove to your CQC inspector that you are meeting the KLOEs and that you are Outstanding.

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