Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Care Quality Commission

Health written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days training on the new regulation methodology Care Quality Commission assessors and inspectors have received on average; and what evaluation the Care Quality Commission has made of the quality of such training.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The following information has been provided by the Care Quality Commission (CQC):

From April 2010 to date, compliance inspectors received an average of 22 days training. Registration assessors received an average of 17 days.

Managers have pre-training discussions with their staff to agree training objectives. Following training, the CQC's Learning and Development team receives feedback from trainers, staff and managers on the content, relevance and presentation of training.

Following training, staff take learning back into the work place as practical application. Changes and improvements to practice are monitored through performance and development review, and staff 1:1 processes. Additional support for the practical application of training is provided through peer group discussions about best practice and application and a local buddy system. Work is nationally and locally quality checked against standards.

The CQC has made improvements to the process for obtaining feedback on training through performance and development review discussions, and to identify the training gaps that exist.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.