Mock CQC Inspections

Mock CQC inspections from qualified industry professionals.

Prepare yourself for the CQC’s next visit.

Regardless of whether your current rating is Outstanding or Inadequate, our consultants have the knowledge and experience to help you maintain or dramatically improve your CQC Rating.

It takes tremendous hard work and commitment to achieve an Outstanding CQC rating and our team are happy to accept the challenge. With our expert help and advice we will work with you to get your healthcare setting up to the highest CQC rating possible.

What is a Mock CQC Inspection?

Mock CQC inspections are designed to help you prepare for the real thing and ensure you know what to expect, as well as receiving support on where your performance needs to improve.

It’s vital that your care team are confident they understand the Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) in which a real CQC inspection will focus on in order to assess your service and performance.

The 5 CQC KLOEs are; Is it safe?Is it effective?Is it caring?Is it responsive?Is it well-led?

To ensure that your care setting is providing the best quality care possible, mock CQC inspections will give you insight into the areas where you’re currently excelling at and highlight problem areas in your current processes, procedures and more.

Naturally, our team is at hand to support you through these trouble areas and provide advice on how to improve them, ready for the main event.

What are the benefits of a CQC mock inspection?

Just like taking a mock test at school, you’re better prepared for when the real exam comes around, and CQC mock inspections are no exception.

Receive expert advice

Our team have a collective of over 200 years’ experience within the care sector. Some of our experts are even previous CQC inspectors themselves, and therefore understand every aspect of the final inspection.

As part of your mock CQC inspection you’ll receive professional advice from start to finish. They can provide you with practical solutions, bespoke to your requirements to help you achieve an Outstanding rating.

Improve your performance

A CQC mock inspection gives you the time and breathing space to learn what’s not currently working in your care setting.

Going through the motions of a mock inspection will allow you iron out any creases instead of guessing during the real thing.

Feel confident & prepared

If staff are feeling unsure about the process and what to expect, a mock CQC inspection will give them the opportunity to not only work together in improving their service but be confidence that they will pass with flying colours during the real inspection.

A CQC mock inspection can highlight gaps in staff training, giving you further opportunities to improve on the standard of care that you provide. This will help to make your staff feel more confidence in their work, but also give confidence to residents and family members.

How to prepare for your mock CQC inspection


Prepare all documents that we will need to see during the inspection.


Tell employees and residents that we are there and why we are there.


Provide us with someone who can to answer questions and show us to different areas.

Prepare staff

Prepare your staff, we will need to speak with all employees who work at the service.


Be completely honest with us about any issues before we attend.

Good practice

Tell us about any good practice or where people go above and beyond what is expected of them.

Continued support for your service

Looking for a more comprehensive support service for your care service? Our CQC Consultancy Service could be the solution you’re looking for.

We believe in building lasting partnerships with our clients who we support in a number of ways with Mock CQC Inspections, Crisis Management, Registration Support and Management Mentoring all built into our comprehensive service.

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Recent feedback from our clients

From the initial enquiry stage to carrying out the mock inspection Delphi were prompt and clear with their communication. The fulfilled the brief and produced a lengthy report.


January 10, 2022


"Tracey and Debbie paid us a visit last week. They were very professional and fair during their audit. They assessed all our audits, gave advice and were very fair in their feedback!"


October 6, 2021


"I am so pleased with your work. I welcome any support available since you now know areas with gaps. Thank you so much for the support.  I wish I had known you from the start of my project.  I recommended you to some people who are experiencing same problems."


August 25, 2021