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Dear Care Quality Commission,

All of the below questions are in relation to newly registered domiciliary care providers;

- What is the minimum time that must pass from registration of a new provider to their first inspection?
- Is there a maximum amount of time that is allowed to pass before a newly registered provider must be inspected?
- Is there any process by which a newly registered provider may request, or express an interest in, being inspected sooner?
- Is there a minimum number of service users that a provider must have before they can be inspected?
- Is there a minimum number of hours of care that a provider must have provided before they can be inspected?
- How will the current coronavirus situation affect timings of inspections?

Yours faithfully,

Colin Whyte

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

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Information Access, Care Quality Commission

Dear Mr Whyte

 

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence dated 14 January 2021, in
which you made a request for information.

 

Your request is as follows:

 

“All of the below questions are in relation to newly registered
domiciliary care providers;

 

- What is the minimum time that must pass from registration of a new
provider to their first inspection?

- Is there a maximum amount of time that is allowed to pass before a newly
registered provider must be inspected?

- Is there any process by which a newly registered provider may request,
or express an interest in, being inspected sooner?

- Is there a minimum number of service users that a provider must have
before they can be inspected?

- Is there a minimum number of hours of care that a provider must have
provided before they can be inspected?

- How will the current coronavirus situation affect timings of
inspections?”

 

CQC will consider your request in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

Our statutory deadline for response is 11 February 2021, but we will in
any event endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

 

We will write to you if we are unable to meet this deadline.

 

The information you have requested may be subject to an exemption from the
right to know. Should this occur, we will explain the reasons why when we
respond.

 

Regards

 

On behalf of:

Information Access Team

Regulatory Customer & Corporate Operations 

 

Care Quality Commission

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Gallowgate

Newcastle upon Tyne

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