CQC Consultation on ways to regulate adult social care and primary medical services

This is the second in a series of three consultations aimed at simplifying and strengthening the way Care Quality Commission  regulate services. CQC are proposing changes to how they  regulate adult social care and primary medical services; changes which will help CQC to use information more effectively to target their inspections in services where there is greatest risk to the quality and safety of care.

CQC -  next phase of regulation - consultation 2: CQC are seeking views on specific proposals for how they will:

• regulate primary medical services and adult social care services
• improve the structure of registration, and clarify the definition of registered providers
• monitor, inspect and rate new models of care and large or complex providers
• use their unique knowledge to encourage improvements in the quality of care in local areas
• carry out CQC's  role in relation to the fit and proper persons requirements

CQC's  proposals explain how they  will combine approaches and work together where providers are delivering services across the hospital, primary care or adult social care sectors. CQC  will also continue to work and learn with services as they change and adopt innovative ways of providing care.

CQC would be grateful for your feedback to this second consultation, which they  will use to develop the next phase of  their  regulatory work in the areas outlined above. to enter your feedback follow link