Care homes failing fire inspection followup (5)

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many of the 549 care homes audited that received an enforcement notice or notice of deficiencies were also rated as either Inadequate or Requires Improvement at the last CQC inspection?


Care homes failing fire inspection followup (5)

Care homes failing fire inspection followup (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

CQC inspections focus on the provision of care and London Fire Brigade (LFB)inspections look at compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. While performance in one regard at a care premises might point to issues in another area it is not a comparison that is routinely made to inform the work of LFB.  LFB’s inspections of care homes is largely informed by their proactive risk based inspection programme. They will routinely inform CQC when an audit outcome results in a notice of deficiency (NOD) or enforcement. On occasion, CQC will inform LFB of fire safety failures identified during their inspections. However, LFB has not identified any correlation between the ratings given by CQC and the results of our inspections.

LFB is leading on a NFCC worksteam to develop a MoU with CQC to develop their understanding of fire safety issues and assist information sharing.