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Fitness to practise proceedings launched following CQC inspections

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'Whilst there may be many truths in the CQC reports I have seen so far, it appears that some of the assessors are not clinicians, and often don't contextualize their criticisms.' Just to throw this in, I heard the CQC's boss on radio 4, and she pointed out that the CQC 'takes along experts and nurses on its visits to hospitals'. But ther emight be something in this comment from an earlier poster: 'I spend most of my time doing audits, providing assurance and attending meetings when I should be out there educating and supporting staff.' I do think there are 'measurement of outcome' issues at play here, which lead to lots of paperwork, much of it measuring things which can be measured, but which are not necessarily the best indicators of good care provision (because some of those things cannot be easily measured, in any standardised top-down way).

Posted date

14 October, 2011

Posted time

2:15 pm

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