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Professional misconduct

Care Quality Commission (CQC) enforcement

If you are care provider or registered manager facing Care Quality Commission (CQC) enforcement action, you need specialist legal support right away. We are here to defend you against the full range of civil and criminal enforcement actions available to the CQC.

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The CQC enforcement action experience you need

Slater and Gordon’s specialist team of professional misconduct lawyers have the experience and the approach you need. Call us now on 0161 830 9632 or contact us and we will call you.

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Do I need a solicitor for a CQC enforcement action?

Vulnerable people deserve the very best of care and healthcare, and it is absolutely right that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) exists to make sure they are treated fairly.

Unfortunately, that sometimes means care providers and registered managers having to deal with CQC enforcement action that is unfair and unwarranted.

When this happens, you need immediate advice and representation from solicitors that understand the workings and motivations of the CQC.

The CQC is empowered to take a wide range of civil and criminal enforcement actions against care providers, which commonly take the form of Notices to Cancel, Vary or Suspend your Registration following CQC inspections. Naturally, these Notices can have immensely damaging consequences for care providers.

Our specialist healthcare solicitors are here to help when this happens; but time is very much of the essence when CQC enforcement action is about to be taken.

If you have received a CQC Warning Notice or any other sanction, you should contact us right away. We offer nationwide cover, with experts available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Talk to one of our specialist solicitors today by calling 0161 830 9632 or contact us and we will be happy to call you.

How can a CQC solicitor help me?

As we noted above, timely action is essential when CQC enforcement action has been taken or is pending. That’s why our specialist CQC lawyers are here to help you with:

  • Factual accuracy representations for draft inspection reports
  • Drafting representations against a Notice of Proposal to cancel, vary or suspend registration
  • Appealing a Notice of Decision to cancel, vary or suspend registration
  • Representation at the Magistrates’ Court if urgent procedures are used to cancel registration
  • Appealing an Urgent Notice of Decision under Section 31 of the health and Social care Act 2008
  • Drafting representations against Warning Notices
  • Making ratings review requests
  • Attending interviews under caution
  • Appealing fixed penalty notices
  • Defending you against prosecutions

How much does legal help with CQC enforcement cost?

Slater and Gordon is not an Insurance Panel firm, so we are here to work entirely in your best interests, which will be funded in most cases by agreement with your Indemnity insurers.

However, where this isn’t possible or appropriate, we are often happy to discuss a Fixed Fee agreement that is made more affordable by staged payments.

Talk to one of our experienced CQC enforcement action experts today by calling 0161 830 9632 or contact us and we will be happy to call you.

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