CQC approval gained for CECOPS Scheme

Posted on: 10/06/2016 | Categories: CECOPS General, General News

CQC1We are delighted to announce that our application to become an official information source approved by CQC has been accepted.

CQC says: ‘The CQC will work with CECOPS to ascertain how best to incorporate information from the scheme. Schemes will require written agreement with the participating services to permit that the results of assessments can be shared with the CQC. In the interim, any publically available information (for example CECOPS accreditation status) will be taken into account in the CQC inspection methodology.’

CECOPS CEO, Brian Donnelly, says: ‘This is fantastic news and a great achievement for CECOPS and for organisations working with us. We are glad CQC see the merits of our standards and assessment processes. Going through the very thorough CQC application process has enhanced the service we offer. We believe this further endorsement will enhance engagement with our credible scheme.’

CQC recognises the potential value of clinical service accreditation and peer-review schemes as information sources to support its inspections. Such schemes have the potential to provide useful intelligence and provide independent assurance that accredited services meet standards.

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has developed, in association with the cross‐college clinical services accreditation stakeholder’s advisory group, a set of criteria to help CQC determine schemes that can provide robust and reliable information for consideration ahead of and during inspections.

If you would like to find out how you can work with CECOPS, and take advantage of our CQC approved status, please contact us: E: info@cecops.org.uk or call: 01494 863398

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