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Care Quality Commission starts inspection process

But services won't be rated by England's independent regulator

An inspection of Manx Care's health and social care services is being carried out by the Care Quality Commission – but they won’t be rated and enforcement action won’t be undertaken.

It follows successful pilots with volunteer care homes, dentists and GPs.

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.

Adult social care providers are currently being inspected until August.

Dental and GP inspections will take place during July and August.

A pilot inspection of the urgent and emergency care department at Noble’s Hospital will take place in June.

The plan is to start acute hospital based inspections in October - this phase will include mental health, community healthcare and prison healthcare provision.

Health and Social Care Minister Lawrie Hooper said: "After many months of planning it is very exciting to finally have CQC staff on the island inspecting our health and social care services.

"Meticulous planning and communication have ensured that everything has gone smoothly so far and we look forward to working alongside our colleagues from the CQC and Manx Care throughout the rest of the year.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to implement real improvements to the health and social care services that we all rely on."

Service users should not be impacted by the inspections and posters will be displayed at each service on their inspection day.

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