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


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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