CQC data from COVID-19 Insight: Issue 4

CQC’s latest COVID-19 Insight report explores good practice in infection prevention and control (IPC) across all sectors including adult social care.

Full findings will be shared in November, but across its special programme of inspections of IPC in 300 care homes, they found more than 90% assurance across the areas asked.

The regulator has identified a small number of adult social care providers where they have concerns around IPC policy and effective use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

This includes PPE not being used in line with current government guidance, No COVID-19 risk assessments in place or being out of date and Staff not wearing PPE.