Advocacy colleagues from VoiceAbility and Cloverleaf have been working with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) around how advocacy services work with them during inspections of services. The CQC have asked for examples of where advocates have worked well with inspection teams and the CQC at a local level.
They’d love to hear from members of the advocacy community regarding this, so if you have any best practice examples that you would be willing to share you can do so by sending an email or completing the following template: Good practice example and sending to email@example.com by the end of May. There is a short notice request for examples specifically in relation to inpatient services that provide care and support for people with a learning disability and or autism by Wednesday the 19th May
CQC are hoping to use these examples to make improvements to their inspection approach and are piloting these over the next month. In advance of that, they are trying to understand what ‘good looks like’ in a good information sharing relationship between advocates and their inspection teams.