Mock CQC inspections

All the support you need to be fully prepared for your next inspection

Identify the issues | Have a plan | Take action.

Identify the issues |
Have a plan |
Take action.

Have the confidence to shine!

Every regulated service wants to receive the best possible rating when the inspector calls. A regulation inspection is a significant part of the way in which regulators monitor a service. It is a snapshot of the service and time for your service to shine.

There are so many factors that can influence an inspection on the day. Your manager will have a lot to think about, especially in a busy service. It can feel overwhelming, which is why many care providers chose to get prepared – with a full mock inspection.

Mock CQC Inspections Services

The benefits of a mock CQC inspections services

Our high-quality mock inspection adds value to any Health and Social Care Service. Our report can even be used at the time of the Regulatory Inspection as an aid to ensure that all possible evidence is provided to the inspector. 

To maximise the benefits of the inspection, you will benefit from two experts during your inspection. The first will take the role of inspector. The second will act as a coach, so that you get feedback in real-time, and no opportunity to improve your performance is missed.

What’s the cost?
Costs start from as little as £600 dependant on the size of the establishment. 

How it works...

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We prefer to do inspections
unannounced to make it as real
as possible. If you prefer to know
when we are coming so the right
people are on duty,
let us know.

Experience a
mock
inspection

Most inspections take a day.
They could last longer if there are
lots of improvements identified.
We aim to make this audit as
real as possible

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Improve standards

Improve CQC ratings.

Improve reputation.

Book 

We prefer to do inspections
unannounced to make it as real
as possible. If you prefer to know
when we are coming so the right
people are on duty,
let us know.

Experience a
mock
inspection

Most inspections take a day.
They could last longer if there are
lots of improvements identified.
We aim to make this audit as
real as possible

Book 

Improve standards

Improve CQC ratings.

Improve reputation.

For continual improvement, we recommend annual mock inspections. So, now you can always be inspection ready.

For continual improvement, we recommend annual mock inspections. So, now you can always be inspection ready.

What our clients say...

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Frequently Asked Questions

All regulated health and social care establishments are registered to provide specific categories of care. A mock inspection examines the standards used by regulators throughout the UK and measures a service against the same criteria as a regulatory inspection providing an insight into how a business is performing. This provides an opportunity to put anything which may be amiss before the real inspection.

Every Regulatory inspection understands that every company will be on a journey of constant improvement and they also appreciate things go wrong. They want to know you know what needs to be improved and what action you are taking. Therefore having a mock inspection and a living service improvement plan can be a real advantage.

That is the clients choice, some providers elect to make the inspection as realistic as possible and therefore arrange a time shot of a few weeks and we arrive unannounced within that timeframe, or we can set a date whichever you prefer.

When we undertake a mock inspection we look at the entire sent of standards to which that specific service is measured. That is why our inspections can take longer but cover you can be confident that everything is covered.

The inspection report you receive from Swift Management Services, will provide a series of recommendations which you can use as a basis for your plan, alternatively we can take it further and write the plan for you.

Yes, during our mock inspections, our consultants take more time with staff than would be the case in a routine inspection. If the response they get from staff is not what they would expect they spend time to coach the staff member. We find most members of staff are keen to respond correctly and do have the knowledge, but when approached they are fearful of getting the answer wrong. The mock inspection is a real opportunity to practice and grow in confidence.

When a provider receives a regulatory inspection draft report, if they wish to challenge it they need to do this via a factual accuracy challenge. A mock inspection report cannot be directly used to do this, however what it can do is assist in the process. All our mock inspection reports detail the evidence we have used and where it can be located. This means during the factual accuracy challenge you will be able to refer to the evidence we used to make our assessment.

It is dependent upon size and location of the service, but usually we can arrange a mock inspection within a few days if required urgently.