In 2008 the existing regulatory bodies dealing with health and adult social care were amalgamated to form the Care Quality Commission. The CQC is now responsible for registering providers of health and social care, monitoring how providers comply with the relevant standards of quality and safety, acting to protect patient's rights and to improve services. They have specific enforcement powers, such as fines (up to £50,000), public warnings and closure powers.
At JFH Law we understand that businesses providing health and adult social care may find the new regime difficult to navigate. Our expert lawyers can guide you through the legislation and regulations, and give you specialist advice on how best to achieve compliance.
We offer the following services for businesses subject to the CQC regime:
Time Limits: If you have received a warning notice following an inspection or notice of a decision which includes compliance conditions and you want to make representations; or if your representations have been rejected and you wish to appeal, then you must act quickly. Time limits vary between 5 and 28 days depending on the notice.
For further advice in relation to compliance under CQC, representations and appeals, or to discuss fees please call 020 7428 6311 to speak to a specialist solicitor, or contact us