One of the most important things to consider is the CQC rating for Bristol care companies, but many health care assistants and care workers don’t investigate this when looking for care jobs, social care jobs or health care jobs in Bristol.
Here at Bristol Care Jobs, we highly recommend all health and care workers firstly review each and every care company, setting or hospital in Bristol before they submit a care job application. This is a simple way of assessing how good the health or social care provider is.
The CQC (or Care Quality Commission) is an independent care industry organisation that regulates the standards of care delivered across the UK.
The CQC also inspect and publish independent reports highlighting health, hospital and care providers in Bristol. They will rate them according to their findings.
The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care services to make sure care providers in Bristol meet the essential standards of quality and safety. The CQC publishes what they find, including performance ratings, to help people to choose the care company, hospital or care provider that is most suitable for them.
Equally, CQC ratings for care providers across Bristol also provide an excellent benchmark for care workers to see how well a care company, hospital or care provider treats its clients, patients and health and social care staff. All care providers are rated in each of the following areas:
Is the care Provider Safe? Is the care Provider Responsive to people’s needs? Is the Care Provider effective in their delivery of care? Is the Care Provider caring? Is the Care Provider Well-Led? A care provider rated 'Outstanding' for being well-led is more likely to provide you with the level and security of care employment that will benefit you ongoing. We highly recommend reviewing ALL CQC ratings BEFORE applying for your health care assistant or community care assistant role.
So, information on a care provider’s CQC rating is a vital piece of detail and as above is detail we believe all people looking for care work in Bristol should ascertain. For example, a CQC-rating of ‘Outstanding’ highlights that a care provider is providing a better level of services than a company given a CQC-rating of ‘Good’ or ‘Requires Improvement’. Look in detail at the reports for each care provider before you apply – only 2% of all social care providers in England have a CQC 'Outstanding' rating in the category of ‘safe' - does your intended care employer have this rating?
To find out more about the CQC and how they can benefit your care job search, please visit here.
If you’re unsure about how to access the CQC website and how to establish care provider ratings as a part of your care job search in Bristol, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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