The English Community Care Association welcomes the comprehensive Nuffield Trust report into the possibility of new performance ratings across health and social care.
Professor Martin Green (left), Chief Executive of ECCA, said: “Nuffield rightly reflects that there is a real desire for quality ratings in social care. We regret the speed with which the former star ratings system for social care was discarded and the gap in knowledge that this has left for people seeking care services.
“We need to stop the current proliferation of different quality assurance systems across the various health and social care commissioners which cannot provide a consistent and independent view of quality in care services. A national and independent approach to the assessment of quality, over and above essential standards, is necessary and can be used by state commissioners and individuals and their families alike. We hope the government will respond with a strong vision for the future on care quality.”