You will get an indication, but nothing definitive as to exactly when your nxt inspection will be
The answers will be quite generic:
- If all goes well, we expect to visit at least once every 5 years
- Future visits will be focused visits on specific areas, we will tell you what these will be but Well-Led and Effective is always included
- We will do random visits to spot check what we are told is factual
- There might be specific visits if they are alerted to something untoward
A reasonable rule of thumb is that if you have had a recent visit and the interview goes well, the next visit will be some way off.
Even if this goes well, if you haven't been inspected for a few years, the CQC will want to ensure that you have been seen within this 5 year target
EXAMPLE OF A RECENT FINAL LETTER
We have reviewed the information and data available to us about this practice. This information does not indicate there are significant changes to the quality of service being provided since the last inspection.
We will continue to monitor the available information and data about this service throughout the year. Where this information indicates changes or potential changes in the quality of care which may affect ratings, we will review our plans. This may result in our carrying out a further inspection of this service.
----- CQC Inspector -----