Clinical Governance

Preparing for an Inspection

Contributes 45 minutes to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course outlines what preparation may be required for a CQC inspection. 

The course looks at how a quality culture can be embedded in the practice.

This can be achieved by defining working practices, listening to patients, understanding their needs, planning, training the team, and compiling robust record-keeping processes.

This helps to ensure that the standards achieved can be demonstrated at a CQC inspection.
You will be presented with a presentation followed by an assessment. 

If you achieve 80% or more, you pass the course and will receive a  printable certificate to place in your CPD folder.

If you do not pass,  you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident. 


This course aims to: 

  • Highlight essential considerations when preparing for a CQC inspection.
  • Enable practices to ensure they can demonstrate outstanding standards of care.
  • Define leadership, management and audit processes for continuous development.
  • Explain the need to show learning from experience.


Learners will be able to: 

  • Prepare for an inspectors’ visit.
  • Understand how to prepare their evidence of outstanding care.
  • Implement ongoing quality development measures.
  • Define how and show what they have learnt from experience.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner will be able to: 

  • Outline the preparation and planning needed to demonstrate a consistently outstanding quality of care.
  • Understand the requirements that underpin the Health and Social Care Act 2008 Regulations.
  • Link requirements to practical and applied measures enabling the team to work together, aiding individual team members to contribute toward meeting agreed standards of quality and care.
  • Review official guidance publications and summarise them in a policy distribution system compatible with the Key Lines of Enquiry.