Average CQC fine rises 242% post-pandemic, analysis reveals

Jordan Glackin

The health and social care watchdog is prosecuting and fining care homes and registered providers more now than before the pandemic, analysis from law firm Shakespeare Martineau has revealed. When comparing pre-Covid (2017-2019) and post-pandemic (2020-2022), prosecutions by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rose 50% – from 30 to 45. Research found the average fine…

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