CQC confirms changes to regulatory fees

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The CQC has confirmed changes to its fees for health and social care providers from April 2017 following a public consultation last year.

The fees providers will pay will depend on the type of care they offer as well as how close their sector is meeting the chargeable cost of their regulation.

David Behan, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission,(pictured) said: “The public are entitled to health and care which is safe, effective, high-quality and compassionate.

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“All providers of health and care must be registered in order to provide services. CQC provides the public with independent assurance that services are operating in their interests. The fee paid by providers is the charge for being registered with CQC.”

A care home with 26-30 residents will see their fees rise £163 to £4,375 a year in 2017/18.

The CQC is making savings over the period to 2019/20. In 2015/16, its budget was £249m. The budget for 2019/20 will be £217m, representing a reduction of £32m.

During 2016/17, the CQC has made over £10m in efficiency savings.

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