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Rona McCandlish CQC Discusses Inspecting for Quality and how you can demonstrate Quality

Rona McCandlish National Professional Advisor Care Quality Commission Inspecting for Quality and how you can demonstrate Quality: 

  • the new inspection process and the 5 domains
  • what does outstanding look like? how do we inspect against quality
  • why is the effectiveness domain more difficult to assess?
  • how do you know if your trust/service is effective?
  • how can you prepare for inspection?
  • intelligent monitoring data for quality at ward, service & trust level
  • what have we learnt from the inspections to date?


CQC has adopted a new approach to inspection which sees larger, more specialist inspection teams review services and formulate ratings.  Rona McCandlish will explain the new approach, outline what ‘outstanding’ looks like and how we regulate to drive quality improvements

Rona's full presentation is available for download at the end of this page. 

Rona McCandlish works across the Care Quality Commission as CQC’s National Professional Advisor – Maternity.  She is deeply involved in developing and testing the new approaches for inspecting and monitoring safety and quality in the maternity services.

She started in health care as a nursing assistant in an NHS geriatric hospital in Edinburgh forty years ago.  She went on to train as a general nurse, and then as a mental health nurse, and finally as a midwife.  She has practised continuously as a registered midwife since 1985.  

She has worked in a range of roles including Professor of Midwifery at the University of Southampton, senior epidemiologist - maternal health in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford, and Midwifery Professional Advisor in the Department of Health.  She is a Non Executive Director of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Download: Rona McCandlish's Presentation

20 January 2015


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