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Our acclaimed CQC Roadshow is back again!

Wednesday 26th Aug 2015 - Nicole Gallagher

Date: 16 September 2015
Venue: The Silk Mill, Derby
Address: Silk Mill Lane, off Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF
Timings: 9am – 12:30pm

Following the outstanding feedback received at our last CQC Roadshow, we’re excited to announce our next event will be taking place in Derby on the 16 September 2015! This exclusive free half-day event brings you the latest guidance around the new style CQC inspections. With 100% of our delegates recommending our last event, places are likely to book up fast, so please avoid disappointment and register today!  

At the event our team of experts will discuss how to prepare for the CQC’s visit, what the visit will involve and how the guidance can be used. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a Practice Manager who has experienced the new style inspection and put your questions to a panel of experts.  

Click here to book your place now!


On 1 October 2014, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) began using its new approach to inspect and regulate adult social care services. The new style CQC inspections aim to assess whether a practice meets the “Five Key Questions” about their services – namely, are they Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well Led? This model is underpinned by the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, which include the fundamental standards introduced in April 2015.  


9:00am – 9.30am Registrations, coffee and networking  

9.30am – 10.15am – The new style CQC inspections 

- Katie Hodkinson, Training Business Manager, FPM Group 

  • Overview of the latest Guidance from CQC
  • Structure of visit
  • How to approach the 30 minute presentation

10.15am – 11.00am – Practice Manager’s experience of a CQC visit 

- Caroline Braxton, Practice Manager, The Colne Practice 

  • Evidence requested by the CQC
  • Questions they asked the team 

11.00am – 11.15am – Coffee 

11.15am – 12.00noon – Achieving Outstanding

Gerry Devine, Practice Management Adviser, FPM Group 

12. 00noon – 12.30pm – Panel and Q&A Session 

Katie Hodkinson, Gerry Devine, Caroline Braxton 

Open question session 

  • What do you need to prepare
  • Key evidence requirements  

12.30 – Lunch, close and network 

About the presenters

Caroline Braxton, Practice Manager

Caroline has a background in training, development and management within a blue chip corporation. She has been a Practice Manager for the past seven years and has passed two different CQC inspections, the last being in March 2015. Caroline brings first-hand experience to the task of preparing for a CQC visit.  

Katie Hodkinson, Training Business Manager 

Katie heads up our primary care training division, Thornfields. She manages a large team of trainers who deliver courses throughout the UK and strives to keep course content up to date, interesting and relevant.  

Charan Sarai, Practice Management Adviser 

Charan has a strong background as a Business / Practice Manager, in her previous practice Charan was the Managing Partner. She also supports the wider company in running Thornfields workshops and our consultation services.  

Gerry Devine, Practice Management Adviser 

Gerry has a wealth of experience both as a Practice Manger and as a trainer and HR Manager in industry. He both advises and trains practices to ensure they are regulator and statute compliant. Feedback confirms that he delivers this in a way that is informative, fun and makes a real difference.

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