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20/09/2018

Another Successful CQC Workshop at SGS

Following on from the success of the first CQC Inspection Preparation Workshop in June, SGS College held another sell-out workshop, Friday 14 September, for Managers and Deputy’s in Health and Social Care.

The event covered a multitude of topics including inspection readiness, working towards outstanding, what it means to be person centred, understanding regulation, inserting the five Key questions into practise, embedding the Mental Capacity Act 2005, keeping on top of best practise and much more.

The event was run by experienced Social Care professional Leigh Bown, who has supported services to both good and outstanding ratings across both residential and community settings. Leigh has spent over three years as an inspector leading in the South Central region on Learning Disability and Supported Living. Leigh still works for the Care Quality Commission as a Specialist Professional Advisor specialising in working with behaviour that challenges and Quality Assurance.

Speaking about the workshop, attendee Florence Ndifor, said:

“This workshop was highly recommend to me by a friend who had attended the first event in June. It sounded really interesting and an opportunity to improve my knowledge and learn more so I was keen to attend. Leigh has been really good. I like his approach. He's getting everyone involved. I would definitely recommend it to my friends.”

Neil Merchant, who also attended the event said:

“I came to the workshop as I wanted to build my knowledge of CQC inspections and get more information as well as learn from other people's experiences. Today has been very informative and very relevant to our situation. It's given us the tools to help us with our next inspection. I'd definitely recommend the course to others. It's good for both new and experienced managers. It's great to meet new people and share ideas.”

SGS College will be hosting a follow up event, Wednesday 21 November, focussing on mental capacity act and depravation of liberties. Please contact Tracy Woolls on 01453 761163 or tracy.woolls@sgscol.ac.uk to reserve your space today.