The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is consulting on a further set of proposals which will help shape the next phase of health and social care regulation across the country. It has also published its response to the first consultation held earlier this year.
For the next eight weeks, anyone with an interest is encouraged to have their say.
The proposals include:
- Changes to the regulation of primary medical services such as GPs and dentists and adult social care services such as care homes and home-care services.
- This includes the frequency and intensity of our inspections and how we monitor, provide and gather intelligence.
- Improvements to the structure of registration and our definition of ‘registered providers’.
- Further information on how we’ll monitor, inspect and rate new models of care and large or complex providers.
Chief Executive David Behan said: “Everyone has the right to experience safe, high-quality and compassionate care. The information we are seeking views on, together with the changes we consulted on previously, set out 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.”
This is the second in a series of three consultations aimed at simplifying and strengthening the way we regulate. Today we’ve also published the response to our first consultation, which closed in February. It includes more information about key changes to our assessment frameworks, registration guidance for learning disability services and how we’ll regulate NHS trusts.