CQC pauses some routine inspections in light of winter pressures

CQC responds to increased pressure on health and social care by pausing some routine inspections of NHS acute services, GP practices and urgent care services planned for January

The CQC has taken the decision to pause some routine inspections of NHS acute services, GP practices and urgent care services planned for January. This is in response to increased pressure on the health and care system as services cope with additional demand driven in part by a rise in respiratory illness and flu.

A normal inspection schedule is expected to resume in February but this will be subject to review based on close monitoring of system performance. Any inspections deferred during January will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Providers will be contacted directly about any changes to planned inspections.

More detail at CQC

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