Earlier this year I was fortunate to have the opportunity to shadow a CQC inspection of a 60-bed care home. An article detailing my experiences has now been published by The Guardian Social Care Network, and can be found here: http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2015/may/14/good-care-but-carelessness-what-i-found-from-shadowing-a-cqc-inspection

Commenting on this, Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission said:

“Beth has been a key member of our adult social care external co-production meeting and brings tremendous insight from the experience of her own father’s care which has helped to shape and design our new approach.”

You can read more on the CQC website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/day-life-care-home-inspection