CQC Cleaning explained by CCL Cleaning Group
What is CQC Cleaning? CQC Stands for the Care Quality Commission and the purpose of the regulation in regards to cleaning is to make sure that any premises and equipment where care and treatment are delivered are cleaned to the required standards.
All healthcare settings have to comply with ‘Outcome 8 – Cleanliness and Infection Control’. All primary care and social care premises are regularly audited under the CQC Cleaning inspection model and provide reports, outcomes and improvement actions required to provide visibility into any failings of standards.
All Practices and Surgeries now have to be fully registered with the Care Quality Commission following the tightening of the regulations. It is essential for all practices to comply with the CQC’s ongoing monitoring system regarding cleanliness and infection control within their premises. When a Health Care Provider delegates cleaning responsibility through contracts to a third party, an independent supplier, supply chains or contractors they still retain legal responsibility for CQC regulations and must, therefore, ensure they meet the regulation and guidelines through that supplier. Any shortfalls in cleanliness rest with the Health Care Provider and there is a risk of closure if the guidelines are not being met.
CQC Medical Cleaning
In 2014 the Department of Health set out amendments to CQC’s registration requirements in order to introduce Fundamental Standards of Care and following this CCL developed comprehensive cleaning standard processes by working alongside a number of professionals and practice managers. This ensures our clients within the Healthcare and Medical sectors are fully compliant with CQC cleaning standards, so you are fully covered in the event of a CQC inspection.
Healthcare & CQC Medical Cleaning
CCL Cleaning Group has built a solid reputation for delivering exceptional cleaning services in many kinds of medical facilities. We deliver the highest quality cleaning to many medical facilities, including; Hospitals, Residential Care & Nursing Homes, GP and Dental Practices, Beauty Clinics, Plastic Surgery Facilities, Chiropodists and Chiropractic Clinics in the NHS and the private sector. We use our specific CQC Model and Practices, liaising with Practice Managers and Business Owners to ensure the CQC Cleanliness and Infection Control required outcomes are met.
At CCL we provide staff with CRC/DBS certificates before access is granted to your facility, giving you complete peace of mind that our cleaners and management follow your instructions and guidelines for premises access.
Our dedicated Account Managers work in partnership with you to understand your requirements and will tailor a structured cleaning schedule and contract with you following the CQC guidelines. They will work with you to implement regular cleaning quality control audits, giving you the confidence our agreed plan and contract is being strictly followed, preventing cross-contamination and ensuring infection controls are in place.
CCL’s Green Policy
We recognise that as a company our work may have a direct or indirect impact on the local, regional environment and are committed to minimising our negative impacts and acting in a sustainable way. We supply our teams with 87% bio-degradable cleaning products and these products reduce health & safety hazards, making them safe to use in all environments without affecting your teams or customers health, as well as being environmentally friendly. Our aim is to be as close to 100% green as possible in the future in all of our chemical product distribution.
At CCL we understand that a clean environment, preventing cross-contamination and ensuring infection controls are in place is essential in any healthcare environment and we can give you advice, support and guidance on the Care Quality Commission Regulations (CQC). If you are looking for reliable, robust and excellent CQC Cleaning Service anywhere in the UK then give us a call today on 0800 074 1688.
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