Mock CQC Inspections and Audits

Your CQC inspection’s coming up and you want to make sure you retain your good or outstanding rating, right? Or you want to make sure you move up from requires improvement. Our expert knowledge of the regulations and CQC’s approaches are what you need. 

We can carry out a full CQC mock inspection and provide an action-focused report identifying what needs to be put in place or improved. We use our thirty years experience in health and social care regulation to review your service using each of CQC’s key lines of enquiry. 

We can also, post-inspection, work with you to implement the actions needed and monitor progress. 

Alternatively, or in addition, we can provide specific, tailored audits where needed too. Maybe your current audits have slipped, or haven’t been thorough enough? Maybe you don’t have quick overviews of key aspects of your service, like accidents and incidents, safeguarding and complaints? We can help identify where you are and what you need to do to get back on top. 

Not addressing these issues can lead to a lower rating which you’ll be stuck with for some time. And that can put off potential clients and commissioners. Sorting these things out ahead of time can save you this headache. 

There’s nothing worse than inspectors picking something up that recent audits haven’t. We can advise on the full suite of audits needed and support your manager and staff to carry them out effectively. 

It may even be that staff have become so accustomed to doing things a certain way, they’re not even aware of some of the issues that need fixing. We have the benefit of bringing an experienced and fresh pair of eyes to every situation, as well as in-depth knowledge of what CQC look for, why and how. Let us audit your audits and assess how well they’re carried out. We have the knowledge and expertise to support you to bring them up to standard. 

Audits we can advise on and supply include: 

  • Full CQC mock inspection and action-focused report 
  • Accidents and incidents, safeguarding and related CQC notifications 
  • Complaints 
  • Care plans and risk assessments 
  • Mental capacity assessments and best interest decisions 
  • Medication records 
  • Staff recruitment file audit 
  • Training and supervision audit 
  • Other specifics as needed, for example, of the timeliness of staff responses to clients’ health needs, etc. 


If you want to know you’re as prepared as you can be for your next inspection, and that your manager has really effective oversight of the service you’re providing for clients, contact us today to arrange a mock inspection of your service. 

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