The Towards Outstanding series offers essential resources for health and social care services regulated by the Care Quality Commission, built around the ‘five questions’ that inspectors use (are services safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led?).
Written by a senior CQC inspector, Reducing Risk in Health and Social Care takes a close-up look at the ‘are they safe?’ aspect of assessment, showing that exceptional safety is about the consistent and effective identification and mitigation of everyday risks for the service type. The CQC has introduced a new approach involving ‘quality statements’, with a greater focus on risk, and this will be the first book to include the new standards. Drawing on her extensive experience, Terri Salt sets readers on the path towards excellence by sharing examples of what works in other services, best practice, and key aspects of the CQC published guidance.