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ESSENTIAL STANDARD: Notification of death of a person who uses services

Outcome

People can be confident that deaths of people who use services are reported to the CQC so that, if necessary, action can be taken

Achieved by:

  • Notifying the CQC about the death of a person who is using the service without delay. The notification must not identify the person concerned but should refer to them using a unique code of which they keep a record.

Compliance hints

None specific to GP practices for this outcome.

For compliance hints relevant to all providers for this outcome, see CQC’s ‘Essential standards of quality and safety’, www.cqc.org.uk

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