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Preparing for CQC Inspection under the New CQC Single Assessment Framework

Wed, 1 May 2024

TheStudio, Birmingham

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This conference focuses on preparing and ensuring readiness for the New CQC Single Assessment Framework.

“Over the coming months, we will gradually roll out our new single assessment framework to all providers in England.”

Care Quality Commission 21 December 2023

“We’ll make judgements about quality more regularly, instead of only after an inspection as we do currently. We’ll use evidence from a variety of sources and look at any number of quality statements to do this. Our assessments will be more structured and transparent, using evidence categories and giving a score for what we find. The way we make our decisions about ratings will be clearer and easier to understand… We consider information about the quality of care provided when we look at the 5 key questions. We provide ratings at different levels for different types of service. We use professional judgement and a set of principles to help us to determine the final ratings.”

Care Quality Commission January 2024

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to understand and prepare for the New CQC Single Assessment Framework

  • Learn from the experience of a CQC early adopter

  • Examine the changes and the new topic areas and quality statements

  • Understand the factors influencing evidence categories and scores

  • Reflect on how you can prepare your service for CQC Inspection under the new framework

  • Identify key strategies for countdown to inspection: supporting staff and undertaking mock inspections

  • Improve the way you react to CQC inspections to drive improvement proactively

  • Develop your skills in examining the categories of supporting evidence and associated rating scores, and how ratings are aggregated

  • Understand how you can translate the CQC quality statements into continuous improvement in frontline service delivery

  • Implement effective self assessment and assurance based on CQC standards and evidence areas

  • Effectively involving patients: ensure peoples experience is central to quality and CQC assessment

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Ms Angela Harris

Angela Harris Consultancy

Blessing Iroha-Chukwu

Independent Consultant
Care Quality Commission

Carley Gibbens

Associate Clinical Director for Improvement
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Carolyn Cleveland

C & C Empathy Training Ltd

Sarah Knight

Legal Director
Weightmans LLP

Ms Michelle Hope

Deputy Director of Nursing - Quality & Safety
Quality Assurance
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue


TheStudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

thestudio is located about 50 yards up Cannon Street (from New Street) on the right or 50 yards down from House of Fraser on the left.<


There are three railway stations within walking distance of thestudio: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. New Street Station is just three minute walk from thestudio.


There are several car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend either NCP High Street, or NCP Londonderry House both around five minutes walk away. The postcode for satnav is B4 7LN and B4 7LX. The Mailbox car park is also only a 10 minute walk.

Venue Map

Fee Options

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Voluntary sector & charities



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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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