CQC launches consultation on next phase of regulation

David Behan

The CQC is inviting people to give their views on its plans for a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to its regulation of adult social care.

The CQC plans to focus on the way it will monitor, inspect, rate and report on NHS Trusts and adapt its approach in response to emerging new care models.

David Behan, chief executive of the CQC (pictured) said: “People tell us that they want to receive care that is high quality and safe.

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“This consultation is about evolving our existing approach using what we have learnt from our comprehensive inspections to help drive further improvement in the quality and safety of care, while adapting to changes in the way services are being provided.”

The CQC is seeking views on its proposals which include updates to the frameworks inspectors use to make judgements about the quality of care.

This includes reducing the number of assessments from 11 to two – one for health services and one for adult social care.

This is designed to reduce complexity and better align the questions inspectors ask of different sectors.

The proposals also include a set of principles to guide the CQC’s approach to regulation in light of new care models and complex providers.

 

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