Provider Information Returns (PIR) to become annual
From 7 August 2019, CQC will be asking all providers to complete an updated PIR and this will then continue on an annual basis.
Requests for the PIR will be sent during the anniversary month of your first site visit. CQC say this will allow them to expand how they use information from the PIR to support continuous monitoring of services. CQC will continue to use the PIR as part of any inspections carried out.
CQC will write to all providers with details of the updated questions/guidance and a reminder of of the date of your first site visit to assist with planning for your PIR.