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CPA welcomes focus on good infection prevention and control practice in CQC report

19 November 2020

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) welcomes the Care Quality Commission’s latest report on infection prevention and control during the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking about the report, Kathy Roberts, CPA chair said:

“The Care Provider Alliance has worked closely with CQC on infection prevention and control issues. We know that care homes across the country are absolutely committed to minimising the risk of infection and the spread of coronavirus, whilst continuing to provide personalised care.

“CQC’s very timely report provides further evidence and examples to support continuous improvement in this area and we look forward to working with CQC on this crucial issue for care providers, their staff and the people they support.

“Even with recent progress on possible vaccines, coronavirus has not gone away and all care services – including care homes - continue to be at the frontline of the battle to keep it at bay. All care providers need ongoing support - such as access to sufficient highly-quality PPE - in order to enable them to care safely.

“CQC’s report helps care providers to keep up to date with effective measures in infection control, and we are updating our guidance to reflect this emerging evidence.”

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) is collating information on IPC to support care providers. This includes the CPA’s own briefing, an extensive toolkit developed by the National Care Forum and QCS, as well as other resources.  

Access these resources via the CPA Coronavirus Infection Prevention and Control web page.

Notes to editors§

About CPA§

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) brings together the 10 main national associations, which represent independent and voluntary adult social care providers in England.  We work to represent the sector and ensure a coordinated response to the major issues that affect it.

The CPA bring together the ten national associations, which represent private, voluntary and community sector providers. We speak for the whole of the adult social care sector including care homes, home care services, Shared Lives schemes and retirement communities.

CPA members cover almost 10,000 organisations, employ over 600,000 staff and support an estimated 1 million people.


For more information on the Care Provider Alliance visit the About us section of our website.

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