CQC: A new start: Changes to the way CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care – consultation workshop
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched the first of a series of consultations about how they will introduce fundamental changes to the way they regulate different care services, tailoring their approach to each sector. The first consultation closes on Monday 12 August.
This consultation follows the publication of their new strategy in April this year, which set out a clear purpose and role for CQC: to make sure health and social care services are well led and provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, responsive, high-quality care and to encourage care services to improve.
"To deliver our purpose we need to change fundamentally how we work. We will be a strong, independent, expert inspectorate whose evidence-based, professional judgements are trusted by the public" Chris Day, Director of Communications, CQC.
The CQC is committed to developing and designing these changes with staff and other partners in the health and social care system which will include formal consultations at key points over the next three years.
The first consultation proposals are on their website here. It focuses on:
- How the CQC will inspect and regulate all care services
- Fundamentals of care – the bar below which no care provider must fall
- Changes to the way CQC will inspect NHS acute and independent hospitals and mental health trusts
You can find the full consultation document and submit your views through their online feedback form here.
CQC is carrying out regional events across the country from Monday 1 July. The event in Birmingham is on Thursday 4th July.
If you are interested in attending one of these events please register your interest here and they will confirm your selection as soon as possible.
When you register please ensure you tell them about any particular requirements you may have.
Please note CQC will cover travel expenses for volunteers to these events and all volunteers will receive a £25 gift voucher when they attend an event.