It is the second set of proposals that aim to simplify and strengthen the way CQC regulates health and social care in England.
The CQC ran the consultation from June to August this year. People could share their views through an online survey or at consultation events, which received a total of 380 responses during the consultation period. The CQC also held 10 consultation events in June and July 2017 with providers, stakeholder organisations and members of the public, and will begin to implement changes to registration so people can be “held to account” at the right level when regulating providers.
The CQCwill also:
- Change the way we regulate primary medical and adult social care services. This includes how we monitor providers and the frequency and scope of inspections
- Develop how we will monitor, inspect and rate new models of care and large or complex providers
- Update our approach to the ‘fit and proper persons’ requirement
And the next step is to implement these changes, and these will be introduced in a phased approach.