The Care Quality Commission provides answers to the following common myths.
Myth 1: HSE and LAs still have enforcement responsibilities for the safety of patients and people who use services.
Myth 2: A specialised team in CQC is responsible for taking enforcement action.
Myth 3: HSE and LAs still respond to RIDDORs.
Myth 4: CQC inspectors don't need to gather evidence any differently to how they do currently,
Myth 5: CQC inspectors share information with Local Authorities and Environmental Health Officers,
Myth 6: CQC doesn't use incident selection criteria to decide when to proceed to enforcement,
Mythbusters: Enforcing safety – roles and responsibilities of CQC and HSE (12 May 2022) https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/regulations-enforcement/mythbusters-enforcing-safety-%E2%80%93-roles-responsibilities-cqc
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