The Care Quality Commission is consulting on a further set of proposals which will help shape the next phase of regulation for health and social care in England. For the next eight weeks anyone with an interest is encouraged to have their say.
The proposals include:
- Changes to the regulation of adult social care services, including the frequency and intensity of its inspections and how CQC monitors providers and gathers its intelligence.
- Improvements to the structure of registration and CQC’s definition of ‘registered providers’.
- How CQC will monitor, inspect and rate new models of care and large or complex providers.
- Updated approach to the ‘fit and proper persons’ requirement.
David Behan, chief executive at CQC, said: “Everyone has the right to experience safe, high quality and compassionate care. We are seeking views on how CQC’s regulation will play its part in achieving this.
“As providers respond to the rapidly changing health and care landscape by exploring new models of care, we are consulting on how we will regulate these to ensure that we encourage improvement, collaboration and innovation while ensuring that people get good, safe care.
“I hope as many people as possible will take the time to read our proposals and tell us what they think.”