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Quality Compliance Systems and Napthens agree health and safety partnership

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS), the UK’s leading provider of content, guidance and standards for the social care sector, has further enhanced its Health & Safety compliance credentials by agreeing a long-term partnership with Napthens Health and Safety

The agreement, which was forged this week, is an extension of a fruitful strategic relationship struck between QCS and Napthens, which has seen Napthens provide support and expert advice to QCS’s employment law policy team.

In the same way, Napthens Health and Safety will strengthen QCS’s Health & Safety capability by reviewing all H&S content, which not only covers policies and procedures, but includes risk assessments, audits and check-lists. Napthens Health and Safety will also assist QCS by producing cutting-edge video and audio H&S tools.

Philippa Shirtcliffe, QCS’s Head of Care Quality, said, “We’re delighted to be working alongside Napthens Health and Safety. We already have a very strong Health & Safety policy writing team but Brexit, the Grenfell disaster and the Covid-19 pandemic have brought about profound and irrevocable change, which is likely to have a significant impact on Health & Safety regulation for the social care sector. Going forward, Napthens Health and Safety’s specialist skillset will add an exciting new dimension to our team, which will enable us to continue producing specially curated content, guidance and standards that our customers so badly need.”

Chris Walker, Head of Health and Safety at Napthens, added, “The partnership that we have forged with QCS is very exciting. Our primary goal is to ensure that the H&S advice we offer is not just legally compliant and up-to-date, but is practical and workable on a number of different levels. That means working with QCS to create tailored policies, risk assessments, blogs and e-learning resources that can be easily understood and implemented by managers, administrators, frontline workers and service users.”

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 About Napthens

Napthens provides a range of services including legal, HR and Health & Safety advice to businesses and individuals. Structured into specialist departments, it has around 240 staff including 27 Partners and operates from offices across the North West.  Napthens Health and Safety takes a different approach to H&S services, working closely with businesses to provide a comprehensive range of services through tailored support packages to suit specific needs. In Lancashire, it has offices in Preston, Blackburn, Blackpool and the Fylde. Its Kendal office serves clients in Cumbria, and in Merseyside it has offices in Southport and Liverpool.

About QCS

 Quality Compliance System (QCS) provides a high-quality, bespoke Care Quality Commission management service for Adult Social Care providers, Dentists and GPs. Across the social care sector, QCS is widely trusted and respected brand which is specifically designed to not only conform to the CQC Fundamental Standards but a range of regulatory bodies, including, but not limited to, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). To find out more about QCS, call 0333-405-33 33 or email

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