CQC whistleblowing up more than half in care settings

CQC whistle blowing up more than half in care settings.

A legal and regulatory specialist in health and social care has warned that with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reporting a marked rise in whistleblowers, care providers need to be well-prepared.

Speaking on the topic during a recent Access All Areas webinar, Neil Grant, partner at Gordons Partnership LLP, pointed to CQC data highlighting that whistle blowing had increased by more than 50 per cent to 6,972 in the year up to September 2020.

During the pandemic, the CQC has changed the way it operates with routine inspections stopped and the focus shifting to supportive conversations with care providers and managers.