CQC State of Care Report 2019


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual assessment of health and social care in England.

The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19 maintains that, overall; the quality of care across
England is improving slightly though the care sector is one of continual challenge..Read


CQC fine two unregistered providers

CQC fine two unregistered providers £4000 each for providing services.
CQC has issued fixed penalty  notices to Helping Hands Care Services LLP and TD Homecare Services Limited, both in Freshwater, Isle of Wight after admitted providing care services while unregistered.
Helping Hands Care Services LLP from 23 October 2017 to 5 November 2016 and TD Homecare Service Limited from 18 July 2018 to 17 May 2019

It is an offence under the Health & Social Care Act 2008 to carry out a regulated activity – in this case, providing personal care – without being registered with CQC.




Your duties to protect the health and safety of  people affected by your work will not change with Brexit.

  • Our guidance, Health and safety made simple: the basics for your business will help you to comply with the law.
  • You should continue to manage risk in your business in a proportionate way.
  • We have made minor amendments to regulations to remove EU references but legal requirements will remain the same as they are now.
  • Health and safety standards will be maintained.

    More from the HSE Here

Statement of commitment between: Local Authority and HSE Regulatory Services.

Statement of commitment between:
Local Authority and HSE Regulatory Services.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and LA representative bodies across GB have discussed, developed and agreed a ‘Statement of Commitment (SoC).

  • The SoC has been endorsed by the Local Government Association (LGA),
    The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the
    Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland (SOCOEHS).

The SoC has now been launched on HSE’s website and can be viewed here

HSE will also be working with LAs to develop supporting materials which will be made available in due course.

CQC – Phase 2 review of restraint, seclusion & segregation underway

Phase two of the thematic review of restraint, seclusion and segregation underway by the CQC

Phase one of the CQC thematic review has been concluded and the findings were published in the interim report in May.
They are now in phase two of the review which is looking at restrictive interventions in adult social care services, mental health rehabilitation and low secure hospitals, & some children’s residential services.

If you would like more information please email


HSE’s h & s guidance for new & temporary workers…

With summer arriving and the subsequent increase in seasonal work, it’s worth noting the HSE’s health and safety guidance for new & temporary workers…

Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at  a workplace as during the rest of their working life.
Visit the  HSE website for advice on protecting new workers.
And 6 steps to protect new starters. All organisations must be aware of their health and safety responsibilities for agency workers and temporary employees too.   Be ready Read